Governor Moore announces $150 million transportation budget restoration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As part of his Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal, Governor Wes Moore this week announced the one-year restoration of $150 million in funding to address transportation needs across the state. The proposed funding will enable restoration of previously planned reductions to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s budget for one year and will continue to drive the Moore-Miller Administration’s commitment […]

Olszewski announces legislative agenda for 2024 Maryland General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that his administration’s robust legislative agenda for the upcoming Maryland General Assembly’s 2024 Legislative Session will include a continued focus on issues of housing, securing funds for critical community projects, modernizing regional infrastructure, and supporting public safety. “As we prepare to begin 2024, Baltimore County remains focused on working with our […]

MDOT awards two contracts to study possible Light Rail, Metro, MARC Penn Line expansions

HANOVER, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation on Thursday announced that two contracts have been awarded to study potential transit-oriented development sites at light rail and subway stations in the Baltimore region and at MARC Penn Line stations in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The contracts were awarded by the department’s partner, Maryland Economic Development Corporation, and officials say they are an important […]

Governor Moore announces Maryland’s commitment to Baltimore Workforce Hub, highlights local job creation

ANNAPOLIS, MD — This week, Governor Wes Moore joined Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Mitch Landrieu, and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen at Carver Vocational School to announce Amtrak, Baltimore City, and the state of Maryland’s commitment to support the Baltimore Workforce Hub. Through the Workforce Hubs Initiative, the […]

Federal Railroad Administration awards $30 million to replace 110-year-old MARC train tracks on Gunpowder River Bridge

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore applauded this week’s announcement of nearly $7 billion in awards from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration for Maryland projects that will make Amtrak and MARC rail service safer, faster, more reliable and more convenient for passengers. The projects, in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil counties, were selected through the Biden Administration’s […]

Governor Moore highlights community development in Baltimore during Greater Baltimore Committee Transportation and Economic Opportunity Summit

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Wes Moore delivered remarks at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2023 Transportation and Economic Opportunity Summit. Under the theme “Connecting Our Region, Revitalizing Our Core,” business leaders and community leaders gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center to discuss regional connectivity, and redevelopment and revitalization opportunities in Baltimore City. “You cannot have a thriving state if the state’s […]

Governor Moore announces relaunch of Baltimore Red Line

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Flanked by local, state, federal and community leaders, Governor Wes Moore on Thursday announced the relaunch of Baltimore’s Red Line, a major investment in transit to enhance east-west connectivity across the Baltimore region. Governor Moore made the announcement at the West Baltimore MARC Station joined by Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller; Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld and […]

Governor Moore announces MDOT partnership with Delaware, Virginia to discuss future MARC Train expansion opportunities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore last week announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration has signed framework agreements with Delaware Transit Corp. and the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority for the potential future expansion of MARC Train Service to Newark, Del. and Alexandria, Va. The agreements outline next steps to advance discussions and explore pilot service opportunities. “Maryland is […]