Business, Traffic

Traffic on Maryland roads, highways begins to exceed pre-pandemic levels

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Marylanders are returning to roadways, airways, and other forms of travel in numbers approaching pre-pandemic levels, marking major milestones for state transportation, tourism and economic recovery. “Holiday travel during the Fourth of July Weekend exceeding 2019 levels is an important milestone signaling our state’s strong recovery from the pandemic,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Traffic volumes are exceeding pre-pandemic levels …


Business, Education, Events, Family

MSDE, MDOT to collect back-to-school supplies for students in need

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Department of Education are partnering with the Boys and Girls Club Maryland Alliance for a statewide Back to School Supply Drive beginning Monday, July 12, and continuing through Friday, July 30, 2021. “As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re looking forward to returning Maryland students to school and back into …


Maryland State Police to target impaired, aggressive, distracted drivers over Fourth of July weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With AAA predicting that 960,000 Marylanders are expected to travel by automobile this Fourth of July weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents, and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning on Friday, …

MDTA provides best travel times for motorists hitting the beach this Fourth of July weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With the Fourth of July falling on a Sunday this year and more people expected to travel with the lifting of Maryland’s COVID-19 State of Emergency on July 1, the Maryland Transportation Authority expects increased travel across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5. The MDTA is encouraging motorists to plan ahead, leave plenty …

MDOT MVA offices, VEIP stations to close in observance of Memorial Day

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices and Vehicle Emission Inspection Program (VEIP) stations Saturday, May 29, and Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. MDOT MVA branch offices will reopen Tuesday, June 1 by appointment only. VEIP testing will also resume June 1 and does not require an appointment. MDOT MVA …

Maryland State Police to target impaired, aggressive, distracted drivers over Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With traffic expected to surge this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of other motorists. Beginning on Friday, troopers will be focusing enforcement …

Governor Hogan authorizes emergency measures to address Colonial Pipeline incident, gas shortages

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline has initiated a restart of pipeline operations. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday authorized Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Greg Slater to take emergency measures to respond to the Colonial Pipeline incident and ensure continuity of fuel supply throughout the state. “The emergency actions that we are taking will provide the state the …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols for Cinco de Mayo

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With an increase in impaired drivers expected on Wednesday and over the next few days for Cinco de Mayo, Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. Enforcement efforts are bolstered in part by impaired driving saturation patrol grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor …