Business, Politics, Traffic

MDTA votes to cut toll penalties in half

BALTIMORE, MD—With its next generation electronic toll collection system coming online this summer, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board on Thursday approved a measure that cuts in half the civil penalties for non-payment of a video toll, from $50 to $25, and accelerates a 15% toll rate discount for customers who pay video tolls within a certain timeframe. Both changes …


Business, Politics

Gov. Hogan announces cabinet, judicial appointments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a cabinet appointment and three judicial appointments. The governor appointed Gregory Slater as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation. Slater currently serves as Administrator of the State Highway Administration, a role in which he spearheaded the Traffic Relief Plan—the largest P3 project in the world—and led the negotiations for the Beltway Accord …


MDOT offers light-up bracelets to help keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) want children to see and be seen this Halloween. To help increase visibility of Maryland’s youngest pedestrians, the agencies will distribute light-up bracelets Wednesday, October 30, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at participating Giant Food stores, and at select MDOT SHA Maintenance …

SAFETY TIPS: Wednesday is National Walk to School Day

BALTIMORE, MD—Wednesday, October 2, 2019, is National Walk to School Day and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and the Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office (MHSO) are reminding Marylanders to Look Up, Look Out and stay alert when walking to school and driving through school zones and communities. Schools across Maryland are participating in the …

Emergency Management, MDOT prepare for Hurricane Florence

Baltimore County Emergency Management officials are preparing for Hurricane Florence to bring heavy rains and serious inland and/or coastal flooding to the Baltimore area. The potential for flooding and for trees to topple and bring down power lines is greater because the ground is already saturated from months of above-average rainfall. Residents should prepare now to get along for seven days without power, …