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Governor Hogan proclaims inaugural Maryland Winter Safety Week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Maryland State Police (MSP), and local and state emergency management coordinators to encourage all Marylanders to learn more about winter safety and …


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Governor Hogan commemorates victims of drunk driving crashes

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday joined state officials and more than 100 family members and friends of victims of impaired driving crashes for the 16th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony. Maryland Remembers honors the lives and legacies of Marylanders who have been killed in impaired driving crashes. During the ceremony, Governor Hogan presented the Kevin Quinlan Award to retired Maryland …


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 …

New traffic light to be activated in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—On Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will activate a new traffic signal at the intersection of Route 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) and Campbell Boulevard in Middle River (21220). The new signal will replace the existing flashing yellow beacon. MDOT SHA has placed portable message signs alerting motorists …

First responders, highway workers recognize National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

BALTIMORE, MD—In support of Governor Larry Hogan declaring November 10—16 as Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), MDTA Police, and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) are joining with partners statewide to recognize this national observance. “Every one of us plays a part when it comes to managing traffic incidents,” said MDTA …

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 …

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 …

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 …