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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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Editorial: Get serious about transportation funding

At last, we’re hearing serious talk from our governor about an issue that can no longer be ignored. But that talk must lead to action. We’re talking about the sorry state of Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund and the obvious and ...

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O’Malley pushes business leaders to help find ‘consensus’ on transportation funding

In a somber speech devoid of applause lines, Gov. Martin O’Malley sought support from business leaders Wednesday evening in finding the money to address the state’s growing transportation needs. O’Malley, in a speech to the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, did ...

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US businesses ordered more factory goods in March

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses increased orders for industrial machinery, computers and autos in March, lifting factory orders for the fifth consecutive month. The Commerce Department says orders rose 3 percent in March after a 0.7 percent increase in February. A ...

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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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Southwest Airlines closes $1B purchase of AirTran

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. has closed its purchase of AirTran. For travelers, nothing much changes right away. Travelers will continue to deal with whichever airline sold them their ticket. And policies such as checked bag fees will stay the ...

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Metro beefing up security after bin Laden’s death

WASHINGTON — Metro is stepping up security in the transit system as a precaution following Osama bin Laden’s death. Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says Metro Transit Police are working with area law enforcement partners to increase security in the system. ...

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Md. transportation funding under scrutiny

Lawmakers are preparing to tackle the growing gap between the state’s transportation needs and its ability to pay for them this fall during a special session of the General Assembly that will be called to redraw congressional districts. “Certainly you’re ...

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Metro GM says budget deficit shrinks by $6 million

WASHINGTON — Metro General Manager Richard Sarles says the transit agency’s budget deficit is expected to be $6 million less than originally projected. The amount was originally projected to be $72 million, but it is now forecast at $66 million. ...

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