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Jim Shea: New Regional Transit Plan for Central Md. Fails on So Many Levels

Several years ago, Gov. Larry Hogan unilaterally canceled the Red Line project that had promised to provide the lynchpin to an integrated transit network...

Advocates, Environmental Groups Oppose Public Transportation Cuts in Baltimore Region

More than five dozen advocacy groups are calling on Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), Maryland Transportation Secretary Greg Slater and Maryland Transit Administrator...

Transit Officials Vow to See Purple Line Project Through, But Montgomery Leaders Seek Commitment...

Stung by a court decision last week that allows their private sector partners to walk off the job, Maryland transit officials on Tuesday vowed...

Analysis: Hogan Must Move Quickly to Put Purple Line Back on Track, Observers Say

The Maryland Department of Transportation and its legal team came up well short in their attempts to convince a Baltimore judge to require the...

A Rainstorm, a Pandemic, a Mind-Boggling Highway Project — and One Man’s Dream

The Hilton Hotel on Rockville Pike, one of the biggest in all of Maryland, is like a ghost town.Shuffle through the empty lobby. Shake...

MDOT Loses Showdown With Purple Line Contractor

A Baltimore judge on Thursday soundly rejected the Maryland Department of Transportation’s attempt to keep the firm building the Purple Line from abandoning the...

Budget Panels Updated on COVID-19 Aid Spending, Purple Line Wrangling

Officials have spent more than 90% of the $1.653 billion allocated to Maryland as part of the Congressional Coronavirus Relief Fund, Department of Budget...

Surprise! National Survey Finds Baltimore, D.C. Are Tough Places to Drive

It will surprise no one who has tried to learn that Baltimore and Washington, D.C., have been declared two of the toughest American cities...

Opinion: Commentary Unwittingly Made the Case for I-270 Toll Lanes

Arthur Katz of Rockville wrote an interesting opinion piece in Maryland Matters . In it Mr. Katz got many of his facts wrong, but...

One Option for Chesapeake Bay Crossing Singled Out in New Report

Maryland transportation officials have narrowed down their options for a new crossing over the Chesapeake Bay to three plans they say will provide the...