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Harford County denies request to close Joppa Road at CSX railroad crossing in Joppa

JOPPA, MD—Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly this week denied a request from the Maryland Transportation Authority on behalf of CSX rail service to close Joppa Road on both sides of its railroad crossing in Joppa. The request was denied after investigations by Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly’s administration found that a closure of the crossing would slow emergency vehicle response …


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JMVFC officials speak out against proposed closure of Joppa Road in Joppa

UPDATE: Harford County officials have denied the request to close Joppa Road. Original story below… JOPPA, MD—The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company is speaking out against a proposal to close a portion of Joppa Road in Joppa. The Maryland Transportation Authority is proposing the closure of Joppa Road at the CSX crossing in Joppa. JMVFC officials say this decision, if implemented, …


Police arrest man at BWI wanted for Baltimore County rape, assault

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Transportation Authority Police arrested a Montgomery County man earlier this month during a traffic stop at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2024, an MDTA Police Officer assigned to BWI Airport stopped a silver Dodge Ram on the inner roadway of the airport’s upper level. The inner roadway is a high …

Roadwork to close NB I-95 ramp to Mountain Road overnight

JOPPA, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority has announced that roadwork will close the ramp from northbound I-95 to MD 152/Mountain Road (Exit 74) temporarily overnight. The ramp will be closed from 10:00 p.m. Monday night until 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Motorists will be detoured to westbound MD 24 (Exit 77B), to southbound I-95, to MD 152/Mountain Road (Exit 74). Image via …

New leadership named at Maryland Transportation Authority

HANOVER, MD—Following a vote by Board Members, the Maryland Transportation Authority has announced that Bruce W. Gartner will serve as the agency’s Executive Director, taking over for Acting Executive Director Percy E. Dangerfield. “We are pleased to welcome Executive Director Gartner back to the MDTA,” said Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld, who also serves as the MDTA’s Chairman. “I want to …

MDTA Police arrest fugitive wanted on 12 warrants

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Transportation Authority Police officers arrested an Anne Arundel County man during a traffic stop in Baltimore City Wednesday evening. At just before 6 p.m. on January 3, 2024, an MDTA Police officer stopped a red Ford Windstar on southbound I-95 near Caton Avenue (Exit 50) for a registration violation. During the stop, the officer attempted to identify the …

Councilman Marks: Kingsville land swap done, County Council approves acquisition of 36 acres of land

KINGSVILLE, MD—After nine years, the Kingsville land swap is complete, Councilman David Marks has announced. At its meeting on Monday, December 18, the Baltimore County Council approved the acquisition of 36 acres of land along Raphel Road in the Kingsville area from the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), along with a $2.75 million contribution from the state. In return, the county …

MDTA Police to celebrate 34 years of Toys for Tots collections

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, MDTA staff, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves have announced their 2023 Toys for Tots campaign. This is the 34th consecutive year the MDTA Police have supported the annual effort. In Baltimore, MDTA officers will collect new, unwrapped toys Tuesday, December 5, through Thursday, December 7, from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 4 …