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Jun 18, 2014

MTA to close three stations for Cold Springs emergency work

The Maryland Transit Administration announced today that recent heavy rains and soil erosion will require emergency repairs of tracks and land around the Cold Spring Station beginning Friday, June 20, 2014.

Jan 5, 2014

MTA officer with kid in car gets new hearing

A fired Maryland Transit Administration police officer will have a chance to get her job back after a Maryland appeals court held the police chief violated her rights by firing her without giving her a chance to be heard.

Dec 30, 2013

MTA rider knows his buses backwards

Thomas Reaves looks out the coffee shop window every few minutes as he talks. He pauses each time, just for a moment, no doubt calculating in his mind: late, on time, on time. He says he can tell if a bus is on schedule just by looking — he could tell even from a photograph, […]

Oct 25, 2013

Gerald Neily: Red Line plan should be stopped in its tracks

Greater Baltimore Committee President Donald C. Fry apparently does not recognize that something has gone seriously wrong with Baltimore’s proposed Red Line plan over the nearly a half-century since its inception. In the Oct. 17 Daily Record, he recalled how the east-west transit line was "included in the proposed Baltimore regional rail rapid transit system that was published in the GBC's 1968 [...]

May 16, 2013

Donald C. Fry: Baltimore to become well-connected

The Baltimore region has been waiting for decades for a comprehensive, connected rail transit system.

May 16, 2013

O’Malley signs gas tax, announces projects

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley signed Maryland’s first gas tax increase in 20 years into law on Thursday and announced $1.2 billion in highway and transit projects. The new law levies a sales tax on gasoline on top of the state’s 23.5-cents per gallon tax. The sales tax, which will take effect in July, will […]

Apr 1, 2013

MTA unveils new vehicles to serve disabled riders

The Maryland Transit Administration is unveiling its new fleet of mobility vehicles to serve riders with disabilities. The transit agency is replacing its fleet of sedans and cut-away buses with new vehicles designed specifically for people in wheelchairs. They are called MV-1s. The first 10 MV-1 vehicles are now in service, and 30 more will […]

Feb 26, 2013

Senate votes to reconsider MTA audio-taping bill

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has voted to reconsider an audio-taping measure that was rejected by lawmakers on Monday in a 23-22 vote. The bill, voted for reconsideration on Tuesday, prohibits the Maryland Transportation Authority from using audio-taping devices to record the conversations of passengers on transit vehicles. The legislation now goes back to the […]

Oct 30, 2012

MTA to resume bus service, reopen Baltimore subway

The Maryland Transit Administration plans to resume limited service after finding little damage from superstorm Sandy on its rail lines. Spokesman Terry Owens says Baltimore’s subway will resume operating at noon on Tuesday, along with limited local bus service and mobility paratransit service for disabled riders. Owens says there was no major flooding or damage […]

Oct 26, 2012

State politicians, agencies prepare for Hurricane Sandy

There may be nothing that sends government agencies and elected officials to their email lists with greater haste than an impending natural disaster.

Oct 18, 2012

Eye Opener: MTA recording bus conversations

A few government and politics headlines for Thursday.

Oct 17, 2012

MARC contract awarded to Bombardier Transportation Services USA

The Board of Public Works approved a contract Wednesday that will shift operation of MARC’s Camden and Brunswick passenger lines to the Pennsylvania subsidiary of a Montreal-based rail company, finally ending a process that began more than two years ago. Bombardier Transportation Services USA Corp., a subsidiary of Bombardier Inc., won the contract over Keolis […]

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