Transportation

House Committee Approves MDOT I-495/I-270 “Promises” Bill

A House panel has given its approval to a measure intended to hold the Maryland Department of Transportation to its promises on a controversial...

Federal Stimulus Throws Metro System a Lifeline. But Will Riders Return?

Metro is finally catching a break, and it’s a plus for workers in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs poised to start heading back to...

MDOT ‘Promises’ Bill Divides Budget Panel, Montgomery Legislators

Backers of the “Maryland Department of Transportation Promises Act of 2021” insist their proposal is a simple and straightforward one.They want to hold...

Hogan’s Political Group Releases Ad Urging Support for His Highway Plan

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.'s political organization, Change Maryland, released a TV ad Thursday urging Marylanders to support the Republican's plan to widen the...
Equity

Del. Sheila Ruth: Maryland Residents Need Transportation Equity

On June 25, 2015, Gov. Larry Hogan did irreparable harm to Baltimore when he canceled the Red Line, Baltimore’s planned east-west rail line.Not only...

Sen. Cardin to Get Two More Gavels

U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.), who became chairman of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee earlier this year, picked up two subcommittee...

State, Contractor to Choose Among Three Suitors for Purple Line Construction Work

After losing its prime subcontractor in a dispute over cost-overruns, the consortium building the Purple Line is one step closer to finding a replacement.Five...

Montgomery School System Deal to Lease Electric Buses Called Historic

The Montgomery County Board of Education this week voted to approve a $168.7 million contract to lease hundreds of electric school buses over the...

Opinion: Pastors See Moral Imperative to Fund Baltimore Transit

Do good. Seek justice. Right wrongs.This isn’t a clever tagline, it’s a scriptural mandate from Isaiah in the Old Testament (Isaiah 1:17). It reminds...

Transportation Authority Gets First Look at Potential I-495/I-270 Tolls

Motorists who use Maryland’s new High-Occupancy Toll lanes along Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway (I-495) can expect to pay — on average —...