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Regional Rail Vision Aims to Stitch Md., Va. and D.C. Closer Together

Virginia Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s recent budget allocation of $50 million to extend intercity passenger rail service from Roanoke to the New River Valley...

Lawmakers Consider Protections for Transit Operators, Sports Officials 

Three years ago, a House committee rejected a proposal to make attacks on transit personnel a felony.On Wednesday, the head of the Maryland Transit...
Kim Coble

Central Md. Leaders Seeking Huge Infusion of Cash for Struggling Transit Systems

For the second year in a row, elected leaders from Central Maryland are urging the General Assembly to dramatically boost spending on the state’s...

3 ‘Very Competitive’ Bids Submitted for D.C.-Area Highway Expansion; One Firm Withdraws

One of the private-sector groups that expressed initial interest in the Hogan administration’s plan to widen two Washington, D.C.-area highways has dropped out of...

Official in Charge of Hogan’s Highway Widening Project Departs — Impact Unclear

Lisa B. Choplin, the official in charge of Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan’s ambitious plan to widen two Washington, D.C.-region highways and rebuild the American...

Korman Calls Foul on MDOT’s Fast Pitch for Road Partners

The chairman of a key House Appropriations subcommittee is publicly questioning whether Maryland’s Transportation secretary is violating his pledge regarding Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan...

2020 in Review: Labyrinth of Pipelines and Cables Could be Disrupted by Highway Plan...

Editor’s note: Between now and Jan. 3, we’re re-running 12 great articles that appeared in Maryland Matters in 2020, in chronological order. On Jan....
Highway Traffic Safety

In Battle Against ‘the Highway Disease,’ NHTSA Attacked as Being Asleep at the Wheel

By Myron Levin and Eli WolfeFormer President Lyndon Johnson was probably not the first, nor certainly the last, to note that more Americans have...

MDOT Accelerates Timetable for Next Steps on Beltway Widening, Rearranges Project Phases

While Maryland residents and elected officials scurried around in preparation for the holidays last week, the state Department of Transportation quietly took a major...

White’s Ferry, Small Scale Potomac River Crossing, Ceases Operations After Court Decision

The operator of White’s Ferry, the historic Potomac River crossing in Poolesville announced Monday it would close up shop immediately following a judge’s decision...