Business, Traffic

Traffic on Maryland roads, highways begins to exceed pre-pandemic levels

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Marylanders are returning to roadways, airways, and other forms of travel in numbers approaching pre-pandemic levels, marking major milestones for state transportation, tourism and economic recovery. “Holiday travel during the Fourth of July Weekend exceeding 2019 levels is an important milestone signaling our state’s strong recovery from the pandemic,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Traffic volumes are exceeding pre-pandemic levels …


Weather

106-year-old weather record falls in Baltimore on Sunday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Did Sunday seem cooler than usual for this time of year? It wasn’t your imagination. For the second day in a row, the Baltimore area set a new record low maximum temperature. The high on Sunday was a mere 57°F at BWI airport. That broke the former record low max temp for May 30 of 58°F set 106 years …


Governor Hogan authorizes emergency measures to address Colonial Pipeline incident, gas shortages

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline has initiated a restart of pipeline operations. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday authorized Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Greg Slater to take emergency measures to respond to the Colonial Pipeline incident and ensure continuity of fuel supply throughout the state. “The emergency actions that we are taking will provide the state the …

Governor Hogan submits $1.08 billion supplemental budget focused on rental assistance, higher education, transportation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday submitted a $1.08 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that expands critical rental assistance programs, restores key funding for transportation infrastructure projects, and increases funding for minority-serving colleges and universities. Rental Assistance Based on the recommendations of a bipartisan advisory group, the supplemental budget allocates federal emergency rental assistance of $258 million, including: …

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 …

Record-breaking rainfall recorded in Mid-Atlantic states

BALTIMORE, MD—Monday’s heavy rains caused several records to fall according to the National Weather Service. At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 2.39″ fell on Monday, beating the previous record of 1.15″ set in 1934. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport recorded 2.74″, beating the previous record of 1.19″ set in 1967. Dulles International Airport recorded 1.38″, beating the previous record of …