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Weekend waterspout caught on film near Chesapeake Bay Bridge [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—A wild weather phenomenon was caught on video in Maryland over the weekend. At just before 3 p.m. on Saturday, Tessa Gunnell captured amazing footage of a waterspout while crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. In the video, the waterspout can be seen spinning and kicking up spray, and at one point there almost appears to be a second vortex. …


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Four massive Neo-Panamax container cranes arrive at Port of Baltimore following two-month journey [PHOTOS]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday welcomed four new massive Neo-Panamax container cranes to the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal following a two-month journey that included passage under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The governor was joined by officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration and its public-private partner, Ports America …


MDTA provides best travel times for motorists hitting the beach this Fourth of July weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With the Fourth of July falling on a Sunday this year and more people expected to travel with the lifting of Maryland’s COVID-19 State of Emergency on July 1, the Maryland Transportation Authority expects increased travel across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5. The MDTA is encouraging motorists to plan ahead, leave plenty …

MDTA encourages motorists to travel during off-peak hours this Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority is urging motorists to plan ahead and travel off-peak to avoid delays this Memorial Day weekend, particularly when crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Motorists should expect delays at the Bay Bridge and along the US 50 corridor during this holiday weekend. Heavier eastbound traffic volumes should be expected Thursday through Saturday, May 27-29, with heavier …

All-electronic tolling begins at Francis Scott Key Bridge on October 30

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority is reminding motorists that the MDTA will begin cashless toll collection at the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) in Baltimore on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Prior to the morning rush hour on Wednesday, all-electronic toll collection will begin at the Key Bridge via E-ZPass® and Video Tolling. With all-electronic tolling, cash will no longer be …

Heavy Labor Day weekend traffic anticipated in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD – As summer comes to an unofficial close, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds the more than 2.4 million motorists anticipated to travel its bridges, tunnels and roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend to plan ahead, to travel off-peak, and to put safety first. This total represents a 1% increase in traffic volumes compared to last year. …

Gov. Hogan unveils new ‘Maryland Proud’ state flag license plate

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the start of a study that will identify the location and explore potential funding options for a new Chesapeake Bay crossing. The $5 million “Tier 1 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)” Study, which was voted on and approved by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board last week, will begin this fall …