Maryland secures approval to rebuild iconic Key Bridge

BALTIMORE, MD—Months after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed in a catastrophic accident, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has secured key federal environmental approvals for the bridge’s reconstruction. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has granted the MDTA a Categorical Exclusion (CE) classification and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) approval for the $75 million project. The approval […]

Man arrested after shots fired on Bay Bridge

ANNAPOLIS, MD—A man from Anne Arundel County was arrested Wednesday for shooting at the driver of a black Jeep on the Bay Bridge in June, the Maryland Transportation Authority announced in a press release. Melvin Clark, 41, of Severn, was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and other charges, MDTA police said. Clark […]

MDTA Police target dangerous driving across Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Transportation Authority Police made 457 traffic stops and issued 756 citations, warnings, and repair orders during a large-scale safety initiative last week. The initiative ran from Thursday, May 30, to Friday, May 31, and also involved the Maryland Comptroller’s Office, Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland State Police, Aberdeen, Bel Air, Baltimore County, and the Harford County Sheriff’s […]

MDTA invites proposals for rebuilding of Key Bridge

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has released its Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting design-build teams to submit proposals for rebuilding the Francis Scott Key Bridge and reconnecting the I-695 Baltimore Beltway. The MDTA is seeking proposals from qualified teams that advance the project’s goals of collaboration, schedule, safety, quality, cost and aesthetics. Interested bidders can access the RFP at […]

Virtual Key Bridge rebuild community meeting to be held in June

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority will hold a Virtual Community Update to discuss the rebuilding of the Key Bridge. The meeting will be held 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, registration is required at This update meeting aims to inform the public about the progress and future plans for the Key Bridge reconstruction project. The update […]

Port of Baltimore reopens to commercial traffic following refloating of M/V Dali [TIMELAPSE VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Port of Baltimore has reopened to commercial traffic after the M/V Dali was refloated and moved on Monday morning. With the assistance of five tugboats and other support vessels, the M/V Dali was towed and pushed 2.5 miles, arriving at a local marine terminal at approximately 9 a.m. This milestone allows all pre-collapse deep-draft commercial vessels to enter […]

Maryland selects law firms for potential Key Bridge collapse litigation

BALTIMORE, MD—A team of five law firms has been selected by the Maryland Transportation Authority to assist the state in its lawsuit against the parties responsible for the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. The announcement was made by Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week. The firms were selected from a pool of candidates that submitted proposals for legal services […]