Health, Sci-Tech

MDOT announces masks now optional at BWI Marshall Airport, on MTA Transit Systems

HANOVER, MD—The Transportation Security Administration has rescinded the security directives requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs that were scheduled to take effect on Tuesday. Effective immediately, masks are now optional in the terminal and on flights arriving and departing from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Masks also are now optional on all Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland …


Politics, Traffic, Weather

Governor Hogan declares state of emergency, mobilizes National Guard ahead of winter storm

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday declared a state of emergency and mobilized members of the Maryland National Guard ahead of a winter storm that is expected to bring several inches of snowfall to most of the state and up to 12 inches to the lower Eastern Shore. The emergency declaration includes Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, …


MSDE, MDOT to collect back-to-school supplies for students in need

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Department of Education are partnering with the Boys and Girls Club Maryland Alliance for a statewide Back to School Supply Drive beginning Monday, July 12, and continuing through Friday, July 30, 2021. “As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re looking forward to returning Maryland students to school and back into …

Suspect arrested, charged in connection with murder of MTA van driver on Moravia Road

BALTIMORE, MD—Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the shooting death of an MTA van driver in January. Frankye Duckett, 49, was shot and killed in the 4400-block of Moravia Road (21206) at around 5:30 p.m. on January 29, 2021.  Police determined that the MTA Mobility van driver was seated inside of his vehicle when he was …

Snow Emergency Plan in effect for Baltimore County, Governor Hogan provides update on statewide response to heavy snowfall

UPDATE: An additional 2 – 3″ of snow are expected to fall in the Baltimore area on Monday and into Tuesday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—As the snow continues to fall in Maryland, the Snow Emergency Plan is now in effect for Baltimore County as of 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Maryland State Police declare snow emergencies with input …

E-ZPass Customer Service Centers in MDOT MVA branches to reopen next week by appointment only

BALTIMORE, MD—Officials with the Maryland Transportation Authority announced on Monday that they would reopen their six E-ZPass Customer Service Centers within the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration branches at limited capacity and by appointment only beginning Tuesday, October 13. These facilities are located in Bel Air, Beltsville, Gaithersburg, Glen Burnie MDOT MVA branches. Two new locations – in …

Director of DPW to retire, Olszewski makes other Baltimore County personnel announcements

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday made several important personnel announcements, filling key Baltimore County positions. “The key to building a better Baltimore County is building a great team, and I’m thrilled that these talented individuals will put their experience and passion to work on behalf of our residents and communities,” Olszewski said. Department of Public Works Acting Director …

County, City leaders issue joint statement on reversal of MTA cuts

BALTIMORE, MD—Top officials from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County joined together to issue a statement regarding MTA’s announcement to reverse major cuts to the Maryland Transit Administration. Following public comment and feedback from local jurisdictions, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration on Wednesday announced that Core Bus service adjustments proposed September 1 will …