Business, Traffic

MDTA E-ZPass customer service centers to reopen on June 15 with limited capacity

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority announced on Thursday that officials would reopen E-ZPass® Customer Service Centers at its toll facility buildings with limited capacity beginning Monday, June 15th. Centers located at Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration branches will remain closed until further notice. For a full list of center locations at Maryland toll facilities and operating hours, click …


Business, Police/Fire

Baltimore County resident Officer Ayanna Turner named MDTA Police Officer of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—MDTA Police Chief Colonel Kevin M. Anderson honored sworn and civilian members of the MDTA Police who distinguished themselves in 2019, during a series of small presentations at MDTA Police Headquarters on Tuesday. “It was truly rewarding for me to be a part of recognizing the amazing accomplishments of our team,” Colonel Anderson said. “Our team saved lives, removed …


MD-152 Park & Ride options to be presented at virtual public meeting next week

JOPPA, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will host a virtual public update on Thursday, June 11, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., to present and solicit public comment on options to relocate the MD 152 Park and Ride lot in Harford County as part of the ongoing I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL) Northbound Extension Program. Due to the COVID-19 State …

Express Toll Lane Northbound Extension Program work to begin along I-95 in Joppa next week

JOPPA, MD—As part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s ongoing $1.1 billion program to relieve congestion and improve travel along I-95 between Baltimore and Harford counties, northbound Interstate 95 between MD 152 to MD 24 will shift to a new traffic pattern on or around Tuesday, April 28. Through June, northbound I-95 traffic will be split – with three lanes to …

MDTA Police recover stolen vehicle, make warrant arrests

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, MDTA Police arrested a man and woman, both from Baltimore County, after stopping a stolen vehicle on O’Donnell Street in Baltimore City. Officers took the individuals into custody after their investigation revealed that the pair was wanted on open warrants in Baltimore County and Harford County. At just after 11:15 a.m. on Monday, an MDTA Police Officer …

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 …

MDTA implements electronic tolling statewide in response to COVID-19

BALTIMORE, MD—In response to Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order on Tuesday and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Maryland Transportation Authority will initiate statewide all-electronic (cashless) tolling effective at 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon and until further notice. The MDTA will also close all E-ZPass® Maryland Customer Service Centers effective Wednesday, March 18, until further notice. To assist …

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. …