Government, Business, Safety

Trucks Included in Maryland’s Updated Safety Plan

Maryland Highway Safety Plan Maryland Department of Transportation

The 2021-2025 Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan, released Jan. 28, identifies strategies and actions meant to help eliminate fatalities on state roadways.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Maryland DOT Weighs Three Proposals for Major P3

American Legion Bridge American Legion Bridge (WUSA9 via YouTube)

The Maryland Department of Transportation has received three proposals from teams composed of private sector firms interested in becoming the developer for major interstate improvement work.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Maryland Framework Offers Connected, Automated Vehicle Guide

Fort McHenry toll plaza in Maryland Traffic at the Fort McHenry toll plaza on Interstate 95 in Maryland. (Maryland Transportation Authority)

With an eye toward the future of transportation technology, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan released the state’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Strategic Framework.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 22, 2020

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