Jul 1, 2013

Tolls go up across Md. on bridges, tunnels, roads

Tolls have increased bridges, tunnels and other roads in Maryland. Rates went up Monday at 12:01 a.m. Passenger cars paying cash to travel the Harbor Tunnel, Fort McHenry Tunnel and the Key Bridge will now pay $4 instead of $3. On the Bay Bridge and Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge, tolls went from $4 […]

Oct 24, 2012

Maryland Transportation Authority could spend $4M to renovate headquarters

The Maryland Transportation Authority, the agency that oversees the state’s toll facilities, may spend $4 million to renovate its Southeast Baltimore headquarters.

May 29, 2012

Some love the new Intercounty Connector, but few use it

WASHINGTON — Since opening last year, the Intercounty Connector has provided thousands of Maryland motorists with their first direct, congestion-free drive between Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Gleeful drivers say the highway has cut up to a half-hour off their east-west trips between the busy commercial corridors of Interstates 95 and 270. But six months […]

May 23, 2012

States looking to new tolls to pay for highways

WASHINGTON — Driving onto an Interstate highway? Crossing a bridge on the way into work? Taking a tunnel under a river or bay? Get ready to pay. With Congress unwilling to contemplate an increase in the federal gas tax, motorists are likely to be paying ever more tolls as the government searches for ways to […]

Mar 5, 2012

Bethesda-based HMSHost will keep its travel plaza protest alive

Lawyers for the losing bidder on a project to renovate two Interstate 95 travel plazas will try to convince the Board of Public Works on Wednesday that the Maryland Transportation Authority violated procurement law in the bid process. The board could vote on the contract award during its regular meeting Wednesday morning in Annapolis. Bethesda-based […]

Jan 19, 2012

Week in review: 1/20/12

Ramping up at [email protected] Completion of the first wave of arrivals up the road at the Aberdeen Proving Ground is getting credit for renewed construction at and near the $1 billion mixed-use Baltimore [email protected] community near White Marsh in Eastern Baltimore County. O’Malley seeks tax hike Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday called for higher taxes […]

Jan 17, 2012

Authority over Maryland tolls debated

ANNAPOLIS — Still bristling over recent toll hikes, a group of state lawmakers are calling for the General Assembly to reclaim the power to set tolls on Maryland tunnels, bridges and roads. “That’s what people send us here to do,” said Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin, R-Upper Shore. “If there’s going to be consideration of […]

Dec 29, 2011

The Daily Record’s Top 20 stories of 2011

What were the biggest news stories of 2011? Race cars zooming around the Inner Harbor? Potential promised (new development in Owings Mills) or potential unrealized (development in East Baltimore, the future of horse racing in Maryland)? Maybe it can be summed up in a word: Constellation; ICC; Ed Hale. Or “guilty” in the cases (literally) […]

Dec 28, 2011

Truckers to pay higher tolls starting Sunday

Higher tolls will greet Maryland truck drivers in the New Year. The cost to travel the state’s paid highways, bridges and tunnels will rise between $6 and $12 on Sunday. The bump is part of the two-tiered toll hikes approved by the Maryland Transportation Authority in September. Rates for cars and other vehicles with two […]

Dec 6, 2011

Private firm to build toll lanes in Va. on I-95

McLEAN, Va. — After years of discussion and debate, Virginia has reached a nearly $1 billion deal with a private contractor to build high occupancy toll lanes on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia that planners hope will improve one of the region’s worst traffic corridors. Under the deal announced Tuesday, private contractor Fluor-Transurban would finance […]

Dec 4, 2011

Hook up E-ZPasses: ICC no longer is free

The free ride is over. Drivers cruising the Inter-County Connector will pay to use Maryland’s most expensive highway starting Monday. The road — officially Route 200 — opened in full Nov. 22, providing motorists a high-speed connection between Interstates 95 and 270 that allows them to skip the slog along the oft-congested Capital Beltway. The […]

Nov 2, 2011

State OKs $153M for 54 new MARC cars

Maryland will spend $153 million on double-decker train cars for the MARC system under a deal approved Wednesday by the Board of Public Works. The 54 new cars will replace 38 older cars in the MARC fleet. “Our goal is to double statewide transit ridership by 2020 in order to reduce highway congestion and improve […]

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