MDTA issues Thanksgiving travel safety tips, recommended driving times in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority has issued Thanksgiving travel safety tips and recommended 2023 driving times. Officials say this will be one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Motorists should plan ahead to allow ample travel time. The Maryland Transportation Authority is providing the following suggested travel times for its major routes during the holiday period. RECOMMENDED TIMES […]

Governor Hogan dedicates new Potomac River crossing

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week led a historic ceremony to dedicate the new $463 million Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge on US 301. The new span will fully open to traffic by the morning of Thursday, October 13—three months ahead of schedule—and will deliver a wider, safer, and better bridge across the Potomac River between […]

MDTA names new Acting Executive Director

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Board this week named William Pines, PE, PMP, CCM as Acting Executive Director of the 1,800-employee agency that oversees the state’s eight toll facilities and the DriveEzMD Maryland system, effective immediately. Pines has served as Chief Operating Officer of the MDTA since 2020. He also previously served as MDTA’s Chief Engineer from 2019 to 2020. […]

Governor Hogan announces all-electronic tolling now permanent at all MDTA facilities statewide

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that full-time all-electronic (cashless) tolling is now permanent across Maryland, including at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95), Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95), Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895), and Nice/Middleton Bridge (US 301). With all-electronic tolling, drivers do not stop to pay tolls. Instead, tolls are collected through E-ZPass and video tolling. The system […]

MDTA Board unanimously approves toll modernization package

BALTIMORE, MD—The Board of the Maryland Transportation Authority on Thursday unanimously approved a statewide toll modernization plan and an accompanying package of new payment options that will save Marylanders more than $28 million over five years. At a meeting in Baltimore, the Board also approved a contract for the MD 301 bridge replacement in southern Maryland and authorized $58 million […]