Business, Politics

MDTA names new Acting Executive Director

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Board this week named William Pines, PE, PMP, CCM as Acting Executive Director of the 1,800-employee agency that oversees the state’s eight toll facilities and the DriveEzMD Maryland system, effective immediately. Pines has served as Chief Operating Officer of the MDTA since 2020. He also previously served as MDTA’s Chief Engineer from 2019 to 2020. …


Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces all-electronic tolling now permanent at all MDTA facilities statewide

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that full-time all-electronic (cashless) tolling is now permanent across Maryland, including at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95), Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95), Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895), and Nice/Middleton Bridge (US 301). With all-electronic tolling, drivers do not stop to pay tolls. Instead, tolls are collected through E-ZPass and video tolling. The system …


MDTA Board unanimously approves toll modernization package

BALTIMORE, MD—The Board of the Maryland Transportation Authority on Thursday unanimously approved a statewide toll modernization plan and an accompanying package of new payment options that will save Marylanders more than $28 million over five years. At a meeting in Baltimore, the Board also approved a contract for the MD 301 bridge replacement in southern Maryland and authorized $58 million …