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Mar 3, 2011

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 and SB 479, target SNCF, the French national railroad that loaded 76,000 people into cattle […]

Feb 25, 2011

Strong winds knock out power, damage roofs

Strong winds are whipping the Baltimore-Washington region, knocking down trees and power lines and causing trouble for area commuters. Area utilities are reporting about 140,000 customers without power Friday afternoon as wind gusts as high as 56 miles per hour sweep the region. According to Baltimore Gas and Electric’s website, there are more than 57,000 […]

Feb 25, 2011

Photo of the Day – Bus in a puddle

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Feb 22, 2011

What’s in a name — more money for Metro?

WASHINGTON — A budget proposal presented to the Metro board of directors last month estimated the agency could make between $1 million and $2 million per year selling station naming rights to corporate sponsors. Kay Dannen says that’s reasonable, and although Dannen is about 2,800 miles away from any Metro line, she has more insight […]

Feb 15, 2011

Baltimore-based RKK lands $60M contract from MTA

A joint venture consisting of Baltimore-based multidisciplinary consulting firm Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP and Aecom Technology Corp., a Los Angeles-based provider of professional technical and management support services, has been awarded an eight-year, $60 million program management contract by the Maryland Transit Administration. The contract calls for the management of major new mass trans[...]

Feb 2, 2011

Maryland tolls expected to rise this year

ANNAPOLIS — Drivers will pay more to use some of Maryland’s roads, tunnels and bridges starting in the second half of this year, state transportation officials said. “We will very, very likely have a toll increase this year,” Harold M. Bartlett, acting executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority, told a group of lawmakers Wednesday. […]

Jan 26, 2011

MTA activates snow plan

The Maryland Transit Administration says it has activated its snow plan in anticipation of a winter storm. The MTA said in a statement Wednesday that it will keep buses on regular routes as long as possible. Crews will monitor subway and light rail operations to remove ice and snow. Snow trains will also be used […]

Dec 17, 2010

1.8M Marylanders expected to travel during holiday

TOWSON — AAA Mid-Atlantic says 1.8 million Maryland residents will travel at least 50 miles away from home during the Christmas-New Year’s Holiday. AAA spokeswoman Ragina Averella says that’s a 3.6 percent increase over last year. About 1.7 million people will travel by car, despite an 18 cent increase in the cost of gasoline over […]

Dec 16, 2010

Franchot opposes $33M for State Center parking garage

The $33 million state debt burden for the State Center parking garage, as well as the absence of a formal agreement on labor costs or local hiring, led Comptroller Peter Franchot to vote against approving the parking garage lease agreement at Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting. The lease agreement was ultimately approved, with the […]

Dec 15, 2010

Md. needs more sustainable transit funding

ANNAPOLIS — When — and if — dozens of proposed transportation projects are completed, Maryland will be connected by 44 additional miles of light rail, another Baltimore train station, and more development around Metro stations. But without some change — like a hike in the fuel tax — to the structure of the Transportation Trust […]

Nov 21, 2010

State warns travelers of I-95 delays

Nearly 850,000 Marylanders are expected to travel at least 50 miles away from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, an 11.8 percent increase over last year, according to projections from AAA Mid-Atlantic. The extra drivers coupled with a handful of lane closures that won’t be lifted for the holiday, led the Maryland Transportation Authority to warn […]

Nov 17, 2010

Report: Metro governance needs shaking up

WASHINGTON — Metro needs “dramatic changes” to its governance in order to address persistent problems of funding, safety and management, a review task force concluded in recommendations released Wednesday. One of the central proposals is to include the governors of Maryland and Virginia and the mayor of the District of Columbia on a new governing […]

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