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AAA predicts 47.9 million people will travel this July 4th

ORLANDO, FL—Summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception as AAA predicts 47.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend (June 30 – July 4). This marks an increase of 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes just shy of those seen in 2019. The biggest surprise – …


Politics, Traffic

Governor Hogan announces $15 million for MD 90 improvements to advance ‘Reach The Beach’ plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced $15 million to advance the state’s long-term “Reach the Beach” plan with safety, access, and congestion relief projects along MD 90 (Ocean City Expressway) in Worcester County. The funds enable the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration to accelerate planning and move to the design phase for improvements along the 12-mile stretch …


MDOT MVA launches Maryland Mobile ID in Apple Wallet

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration this week announced the launch of Maryland Mobile ID in Apple Wallet, providing Marylander residents with an easy, fast, and secure, digital version of their MDOT MVA-issued driver’s license or state ID card. Maryland residents can choose to add their driver’s license or state identification card to Apple Wallet, and seamlessly …

MDTA expects 330,000 vehicles to cross Bay Bridge over Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With the upcoming Memorial Day holiday serving as the unofficial start of summer travel season, the Maryland Transportation Authority is urging motorists to commit to safe driving practices and travel off-peak to minimize delays when crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Motorists may also find time savings by utilizing the I-95 northern route traveling the Tydings Bridge to and from …

More Americans to hit the road this summer even as gas prices hit new record highs

BALTIMORE, MD—GasBuddy has released the results of its annual summer travel survey revealing that, even with record high gasoline prices, 58% of Americans intend to road trip this summer, a rise from last summer, when gas prices were nearly $1.50 per gallon lower. While the high prices may not stand in the way of Americans summer travel plans, nearly two-thirds …

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 …

Governor Hogan announces new cargo record for BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) set a new annual record for cargo operations in 2021, with more than 618.8 million pounds of cargo transported—an increase of 4% compared to 2020. In 2021, BWI’s cargo operations accounted for more than 55% of the total air cargo flown through the region’s three major …

Amtrak service temporarily suspended in Maryland due to Aberdeen freight derailment

BALTIMORE, MD—Amtrak has temporarily suspended service in the northeast corridor due to a derailment. On Saturday morning, the company announced that due to a Norfolk Southern freight derailment near Aberdeen, Amtrak service will be temporarily suspended between New York and Washington, D.C. Officials say crews are working to repair the track and service will be restored as quickly as possible. …