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William Pines named Chief Engineer for MDTA

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority has named Harford County resident William Pines, P.E., as Chief Engineer. Pines had been serving as Acting Chief Engineer for the agency since April 2019. “Will demonstrated exceptional leadership in the role of Acting Chief Engineer, and I’m confident he will continue to do so in this new role,” said MDTA Executive Director James F. …


Business, Politics, Traffic

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 …


Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study meeting to be held in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD – As part of the ongoing Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study, four preliminary alternatives will be presented to the public this fall. Thus far, data has shown that these preliminary corridor alternatives are the only corridors to sufficiently meet the purpose and need in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. …

MDTA offices along I-895 to remain closed Wednesday as health officials test water systems

UPDATE: The MDTA administration office and toll plazas along I-895 have reopened for business. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) administration building at the Interstate 895/Baltimore Harbor Tunnel toll plaza will remain closed on Wednesday, though the toll plaza will remain operational, as state and Baltimore City health officials test for possible sources of …

MDTA employees contract Legionnaires’ disease, I-895 offices closed

UPDATE 2: The MDTA administration office and toll plazas along I-895 have reopened for business. UPDATE: MDTA offices along I-895 will remain closed on Wednesday. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority announced on Tuesday that its administration building at the Interstate 895/Baltimore Harbor Tunnel toll plaza will be closed on Tuesday and the toll booths …

Maryland State Police prepare for increase in drunk driving this holiday weekend

This Fourth of July holiday weekend may be one of the deadliest on our nation’s roadways according to a recent forecast from the National Safety Council – and due to the fact that this year’s holiday arrives at the end of a long weekend, Maryland officials are preparing for a possible increase in impaired driving compared to previous years. To …