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Maryland gears up for first-ever ‘Walktober’

BALTIMORE, MD—Fun fact: walking is Maryland’s official state exercise. This October, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is partnering with state and local agencies, nonprofits, and communities across Maryland to host Walktober, a month-long series of activities and virtual webinars promoting the state’s official exercise. Walktober features the October 7 celebration of the sixth annual Walk Maryland Day, as well …


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MDOT MVA offices to close Monday in observance of Labor Day

GLEN BURNIE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices on Monday, September 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. MDOT MVA offices will reopen Tuesday, September 8, by appointment only. Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations remain closed until further notice. MDOT MVA self-service VEIP kiosks, online services, and 24-hour kiosks will be …


Maryland State Police to increase patrols, target impaired/aggressive drivers over Labor Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—As the unofficial end to summer approaches, Maryland State Police will be on extra alert in search of impaired, distracted and/or aggressive drivers this Labor Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. Beginning Thursday through Labor Day, authorities say state troopers will be on patrol, using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond …

Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias, Marylanders urged to exercise caution

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the East Coast braces for Tropical Storm Isaias, Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for severe conditions. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for most jurisdictions, in addition to several severe weather watches and warnings …

Maryland State Police investigating Parkville crash that injured tow truck driver

PARKVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that injured a tow truck operator working on the side of the road in Parkville on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Antonio Martinez, 38, of Baltimore, Maryland. Martinez was transported from the scene of the crash to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he is receiving medical treatment …

Md. Department of Environment helps convert motor fleets to cleaner fuels

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment announced on Monday that it has approved $2.1 million in funding for five private businesses to convert their motor fleets to cleaner alternative fuels as part of the settlement of the Volkswagen (VW) “defeat devices” case. Existing diesel powered vehicles will be replaced with new vehicles that use clean alternative fuels like electricity, …

Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Fourth of July holiday weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety …

Bill honoring veterans assigns portion of MDOT MVA specialty plate fees to Maryland Veterans Trust Fund

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new law taking effect July 1 benefits Maryland veterans every time certain special vehicle registration plates are purchased from the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). House Bill 646 was passed in the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session and allocates $10 from the sale of certain plates to Maryland Veterans Trust Fund, a non-emergency, temporary …