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 KeyBridgeRebuild.com. 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 […]

NTSB Key Bridge preliminary report released

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released a preliminary report on the March collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after it was struck by the M/V Dali cargo ship. The 24-page report (PDF) says that, at just before 1:30 a.m. EDT on March 26, 2024, the 947-foot-long Singapore-flagged cargo vessel Dali was transiting out of Baltimore’s Inner […]

I-695/Broening Highway interchange set to reopen

BALTIMORE, MD—The I-695/Broening Highway interchange is set to reopen on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Access to Broening Highway is via existing turnaround from Inner Loop I-695, onto Outer Loop, to Broening Highway (Exit 44). Inner loop traffic destined for Broening Highway must use MD 151/North Point Boulevard (Exit 42) and follow detour to return […]