Transportation

Amid Dramatic Growth of U.S. Drone Fleet, Federal Safety Oversight Lags

 As the nation’s fleet of small recreational and commercial drones keeps soaring — the government projects nearly 3 million will be in the skies...

Fight Over High-Speed Train Zooms Through Prince George’s Election

Angela D. Alsobrooks on Wednesday aimed a bullet(train) directly at the heart of her leading opponent in the Democratic primary for Prince George’s County...

Still Seeing Red Over the Red Line

Transportation issues are rarely about getting from here to there. Usually the debate swirls around such tangent matters as money, race, uprooting neighborhoods, jobs...

Board of Public Works Pulls Controversial Transportation Contract from Agenda

A contract to oversee a massive transportation project was pulled from Wednesday’s Board of Public Works agenda, hours before a vote, after questions were raised...

Maryland Explores Changing Tolls to Electronic Only

By Katherine BrzozowskiThe Maryland Transportation Authority is exploring phasing out all cash toll booths across the state within the next 13 years.Today, tolls are...

Amazon Headquarters Site Search Provides Boost to Metro Funding Quest

Few issues expose traditional fault lines in Maryland politics — rural vs. suburban, Republican vs. Democrat — like funding for mass transit. For many...

On Metro Funding, Train Is Leaving the Station

There were new indications on Thursday that Maryland leaders are poised to hit a crucial funding target set by regional advocates of the Washington area’s...
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Metro Funding Measure Advances; Advocates Are ‘Cautiously Optimistic’

The Maryland House of Delegates gave tentative approval on Wednesday to a measure that would give the Washington, D.C.-area’s Metro system the first dedicated...

A Bridge Named in Middleton’s Honor. Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

By Bruce DePuytState lawmakers appear poised to name a new bridge in honor of a long-serving member of the Southern Maryland delegation, partly to...

Hogan Expresses Optimism About Metro Funding

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) expressed optimism that the local governments responsible for the Metro system, and the federal government, will come up with...