Politics, Traffic

Governor Hogan launches $28 million Chesapeake Bay Crossing Tier 2 Study

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced the next step in the strategy to address congestion and future traffic demand crossing the Chesapeake Bay. The launch of the Bay Crossing Study Tier 2 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) follows completion of the Tier 1 NEPA in April, and continues the governor’s unprecedented efforts to provide congestion relief for generations to …


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MDTA expects 330,000 vehicles to cross Bay Bridge over Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With the upcoming Memorial Day holiday serving as the unofficial start of summer travel season, the Maryland Transportation Authority is urging motorists to commit to safe driving practices and travel off-peak to minimize delays when crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Motorists may also find time savings by utilizing the I-95 northern route traveling the Tydings Bridge to and from …


MDTA Police celebrate 55th recruit class graduation

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Police celebrated the state’s newest police officers during a ceremony at MDTA Police Headquarters last week. Members of Recruit Class 55 completed a demanding academy training program that began in August 2021. “Graduation is the culmination of countless hours of commitment from our recruits, instructors and partners,” MDTA Police Chief Col. Kevin M. Anderson said. …

Roadwork to result in temporary closures of ramp from northbound I-95 to Mountain Road until late summer 2022

JOPPA, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority on Monday announced that the ramp from northbound I-95 to MD 152/Mountain Road (Exit 74) will be closed temporarily overnight in the coming months. Weather permitting, closures will start Tuesday, May 3, and continue until late summer 2022 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning each night. The detour will direct motorists to …

New DriveEzMD E-ZPass Maryland Customer Service Center now open at Essex MVA

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration have added a seventh DriveEzMD E-ZPass Maryland Customer Service Center in an MDOT MVA Branch to serve tolling customers. The new center is at the MDOT MVA Essex branch, located at 1338A Eastern Boulevard (21221). At the Essex location and at all CSCs, customers can perform …

Amid billing woes, MDTA approves civil penalty waiver grace period for tolls

BALTIMORE, MD—At its monthly livestreamed public meeting, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board approved a Customer Assistance Plan that includes a civil penalty waiver grace period that waives all civil penalties for customers who pay their unpaid tolls by 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2022. This month, over 12,000 E-ZPass users signed a petition calling on Governor Larry Hogan to …

OPERATION WASHOUT: Joint law enforcement effort leads to over 100 arrests in Baltimore area [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday provided an update alongside the U.S. Marshals Service on a large-scale, multi-agency law enforcement operation focused on apprehending violent fugitives and wanted gang members during the first two weeks of February, leading to dozens of arrests throughout the Baltimore area. The governor also urged the Maryland General Assembly to pass his emergency crime bills, …

Governor Hogan declares state of emergency, mobilizes National Guard ahead of winter storm

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday declared a state of emergency and mobilized members of the Maryland National Guard ahead of a winter storm that is expected to bring several inches of snowfall to most of the state and up to 12 inches to the lower Eastern Shore. The emergency declaration includes Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, …