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For a construction industry starved for work during recent lean years, the prospect of getting a slice of the $2.6 billion Red Line light rail project was like a dinner bell. Nearly 400 people, from contractors and investment bankers to engineering firms...
Wednesday's appointment of former Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. as Maryland's secretary of transportation removes one prominent name from the guessing game over who the leading Democratic contenders for governor will choose as their...
The state Board of Public Works is expected to vote today on a contract that would clear the way for the Department of Housing and Community Development to move from its park-like campus in Crownsville to a transit hub in Prince George's County. The...
The Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013 will provide crucially needed funding for improving, expanding and building transportation projects throughout Maryland. Projects critical to continued economic growth throughout Central Maryland...
Maryland's MARC commuter trains, which have always operated Monday through Friday, will begin offering weekend service between Baltimore and Washington on the Penn Line in coming months. The expansion — put on hold in 2008 when the recession hit...
The Baltimore SunThe gas tax increase Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Thursday will pay for weekend MARC service between Baltimore and D.C., roads and bridges throughout the state and construction on the Red and Purple lines to begin as soon as 2015. The first...
Backed by an affirming legislative session and soon to be flush with transportation money, state officials went to Washington on Monday to assure the administration that Maryland has both the means and the will to build two light rail systems. "Timing is...
The Baltimore SunLt. Gov. Anthony Brown said a bill that would allow private companies to help build public works projects will get the governor's signature tomorrow. Lawmakers approved the bill laying out rules for public-private partnerships on Monday afternoon, the...
What a sad time for Marylanders. They are going to be subjected to a regressive gas tax that will have an automatic tax accelerator tied to the Consumer Price Index ("Md. Senate approves increase in gas tax," March 30). It is unfair to the gas station...
When it comes to higher gas taxes, most Maryland businesses agree on one thing: They want a guarantee that the money designated for highway revenues will go to roads and bridges. But when the rubber met the road in the Maryland House of Delegates, some...
email@example.comA proposal backed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that would raise the state gas tax in July by 3.8 cents per gallon remains unpopular with many Washington County legislators. Under the proposal, the gas tax would increase to 27.3 cents per...
Associated PressThe Maryland House of Delegates voted Friday to raise taxes on gasoline sales for the first time in more than two decades. The Housed voted 76-63 to levy a sales tax on gasoline that would amount to about 4 cents a gallon starting this July, another 8...
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