Business, Traffic

MDTA issues ‘last call’ to pay video tolls without penalty, grace period ends Wednesday night

UPDATE: The deadline has been extended. The civil penalty waiver grace period for Video Tolls now ends 11:59 p.m. December 14, 2022. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority is reminding motorists that just one day remains in the Customer Assistance Plan that offers a civil penalty waiver grace period for Video Tolls. The plan has been in …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Pilot, passenger rescued following Montgomery County plane crash

GAITHERSBURG, MD—The pilot and passenger of a single engine plane that crashed into a power line tower in Montgomery County on Sunday evening have been rescued and transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. The pilot has been identified as Patrick Merkle, 66, of Washington, D.C. He was operating a Mooney Mike 20P single engine plane. One passenger on …


MARYLAND PLANE CRASH: Pilot, passenger awaiting rescue in Montgomery County

UPDATE: The pilot and passenger have been rescued. Original story below… —— GAITHERSBURG, MD—Maryland State Police are on the scene of a single-engine plane crash in Montgomery County where rescue efforts are underway. The plane involved is a Mooney Mike 20P single engine plane. Both the pilot and the passenger are reportedly unharmed inside the aircraft and awaiting rescue. At …

Gov. Hogan announces $9.6 million in federal funds for bridge replacement projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced the awarding of $9.6 million through a new funding category in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to rehabilitate or replace fair to poorly rated county-maintained bridges around the state. These limited federal funds require no local government dollars. “Our administration has delivered on promises to all Maryland counties to restore highway …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

PIKESVILLE, MD—With more than 1 million Marylanders expected to travel 50 or more miles over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Maryland State Police will be increasing patrols to ensure motorists arrive safely at their destination. Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks with a focus on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. The State Police …

Councilman Marks: Pulaski Highway project expected to be finished in 2023

JOPPA, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday provided the following update on improvements to Pulaski Highway at the Baltimore County / Harford County line. The following email was sent from the Maryland State Highway Administration District Engineer: Dear Councilman Marks: Thank you for your email on behalf of your constituent regarding the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s …

Governor Hogan declares Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland as part of effort to protect first responders

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared November 14-18 as Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland, issuing a proclamation in support of a national effort to raise awareness of the critical role motorists play in keeping first responders safe as they perform their duties on our highways. “The men and women who respond to thousands of crashes and disabled vehicles each …

MDOT MVA to close offices on November 11 to mark Veterans Day, commemorative banner pens to be distributed

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations on Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. MDOT MVA branch offices will reopen for normal operations by appointment only on Saturday, November 12. VEIP testing also will resume November 12 and does not require an appointment. Baltimore …