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Editorial: For whom the tolls rise

Just before Marylanders began the summer ritual of heading for the beach in large numbers came word that state transportation officials are considering hefty toll hikes. Good. Maryland’s toll roads and bridges are another part of our transportation infrastructure that ...

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Report: Maryland among best at assessing transportation needs

Maryland is one of the best states in the country at measuring the performance of its transportation network, according to a report to be released Wednesday by The Pew Center on the States and The Rockefeller Foundation. The data collected ...

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Week in review: 5/6/11

Towson U. eyes Commons space Administrators at Towson University has been talking with the owner of the nearly vacant Towson Commons about leasing space to use for classrooms and academic offices. Some local leaders have said such a conversion could rejuvenate ...

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Sewer break, signals delay MARC trains into DC

ROCKVILLE — A sewer line break between Rockville and Garrett Park and signal problems are causing delays for MARC riders on all Brunswick Line trains into Washington. The Maryland Transit Administration says all trains into Washington are expected to be ...

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Audit finds discrepancies in MTA ridership numbers

The Maryland Transit Administration reported to federal officials carrying 18 million more bus riders than it did when submitting ridership data to the state in fiscal 2009. That discrepancy is revealed in a new state audit by the Department of ...

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MARC’s Penn Line begins new schedule

Maryland transit officials are launching a new schedule for the heavily used MARC Penn Line in an effort to ease overcrowding and reduce stress on train engines. The Maryland Transit Administration says that beginning Monday it will run more trains ...

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SNCF execs pressed for answers

ANNAPOLIS – State lawmakers skewered rail executives Thursday while debating legislation that would require a railroad seeking to run MARC passenger train service to disclose its role in transporting Jews and other prisoners during the Holocaust. The bills, HB 520 ...

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