Business, Sci-Tech

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 …


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HANOVER, MD—The Transportation Security Administration has rescinded the security directives requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs that were scheduled to take effect on Tuesday.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 …


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 …

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, …

Over 67,000 power outages reported in Maryland, nearly 200 flights canceled at BWI

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The first winter storm of the season is packing quite a punch in parts of Maryland and wreaking havoc on local roadways. As of 12:30 p.m. on Monday, over 67,000 residents were without power, according to the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM).  Maryland State Police have also responded to dozens of crashes.  The Nottingham area is under a …

WINTER STORM: 5 – 8 inches of snow expected in Baltimore area, Maryland State Police respond to over 40 crashes

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to the ongoing winter storm that could have a significant impact on roads and transportation systems. Much of the state is now under winter weather advisories and warnings, and the National Weather Service has expanded potential snowfall totals over the course of the …

Governor Hogan announces historic agreements with state employee unions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the state completed historic agreements with state employee unions that will lead to significant salary increases for law enforcement officers, firefighters, nurses, and other front line healthcare workers. The governor also announced an enhanced focus on mental health resources available to state employees. In addition to these tentative agreements, the administration has …

Governor Hogan outlines Maryland’s preparedness efforts for COVID-19 Omicron variant [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Following the first confirmed U.S. case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday detailed Maryland’s preparedness efforts. “The single most important thing you can do to maintain your immunity against this virus and its variants is to get your booster shot,” said Governor Hogan. “Throughout this entire year, we have repeatedly stressed that we are in …