Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn to Step Down

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn (right) stands with Gov. Larry Hogan as he announces a plan to spend $765 million to build a new Harry Nice Bridge in Newburg, Md., on Nov. 21, 2016. (Brian Witte/Associated Press)

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, who has led the Maryland Department of Transportation since 2015, is stepping down.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Maryland-Virginia Partnership Will Rebuild American Legion Bridge

Traffic on the American Legion Bridge Traffic on the American Legion Bridge. (Google Street View)

WASHINGTON — The governors of Virginia and Maryland have announced an agreement to rebuild and modernize the American Legion Bridge, which forms a vital link between the two states.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Maryland, CSX Apply Again for Federal Funding for Baltimore Tunnel Project

CSX Train Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Maryland and CSX Transportation have submitted another application for federal money to heighten the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore so it can fit shipping containers stacked two high on freight trains — a project long sought by the Port of Baltimore, officials announced March 4.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
March 5, 2019
Government, Business

Maryland Bill Would Allow Counties to Veto State Toll Plans

Maryland The Chesapeake Bay Bridge. (formulanone/Flickr)

A Maryland legislator introduced a bill that would require the state to get majority approval from counties before installing tolls on highways and bridges that run through those counties.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Maryland Leaders Continue Requests for Highway User Revenue

Road in Baltimore Baltimore Road by Elvert Barnes/Flickr

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Municipal leaders and transportation advocates continued their nearly decadelong plea to restore pre-recession levels of highway user revenue on Feb. 22.

Kelsi Loos | The Frederick (Md.) News-Post
February 23, 2018
Government, Business

Maryland Governor Offers Tax Incentives, Road Improvements to Lure New Amazon HQ

Amazon HQ in Seattle Construction outside Amazon HQ in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced sweeping tax legislation to accompany an incentive package that devotes billions to transit and infrastructure in an effort to entice Amazon into building its second headquarters in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Maryland Governor Promises Traffic Signals With Artificial Intelligence to Ease Highway Congestion

Photo by @larryHogan

Drivers in 14 state highway corridors in Maryland will see their travel times cut over the next year as a result of a $50 million upgrade to traffic signals, Gov. Larry Hogan said Oct. 25.

Michael Dresser | The Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2017

Maryland Governor Says Bill Would Save State Road Projects

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said March 15 that a bill crafted by lawmakers would prevent the cancellation of 66 road projects around the state, the result of a compromise on legislation to score and rank transportation projects.

Michael Dresser | The Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2017

Maryland Gov. Hogan Makes Overturn of Road Project Scoring 'Top Priority'

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan/Photo via Facebook

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Dec. 14 he will introduce emergency legislation to overturn a contentious transportation scoring law passed earlier this year, calling its repeal his top priority in the coming General Assembly session.

Amanda Yeager | The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital
December 15, 2016

Maryland Hails Savings for Truckers, State Thanks to Automated Permitting System

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Maryland’s Department of Transportation said Nov. 2 that the automated permitting system it introduced in May will save the trucking industry $6 million annually in fees.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 3, 2016