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Maryland State Police to increase patrols over New Year’s Eve weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—With New Year’s Eve weekend upon us, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and avoid impaired, distracted, and/or aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this weekend, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on impaired, aggressive and …


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MVA cuts ribbon on Essex branch expansion

ESSEX, MD—Residents in Essex and surrounding communities will notice something a little different next time they head to their local Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration branch – more space. The newest 3,300 square-foot addition to the Essex branch adds seven service stations with the ability to increase capacity by an additional 700 weekly appointments to meet growing demand. …


MDTA issues ‘last call’ to pay video tolls without penalty, grace period ends Wednesday night

UPDATE: The deadline has been extended. The civil penalty waiver grace period for Video Tolls now ends 11:59 p.m. December 14, 2022. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority is reminding motorists that just one day remains in the Customer Assistance Plan that offers a civil penalty waiver grace period for Video Tolls. The plan has been in …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

PIKESVILLE, MD—With more than 1 million Marylanders expected to travel 50 or more miles over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Maryland State Police will be increasing patrols to ensure motorists arrive safely at their destination. Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks with a focus on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. The State Police …

Governor Hogan declares Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland as part of effort to protect first responders

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared November 14-18 as Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland, issuing a proclamation in support of a national effort to raise awareness of the critical role motorists play in keeping first responders safe as they perform their duties on our highways. “The men and women who respond to thousands of crashes and disabled vehicles each …

MDOT MVA to close offices on November 11 to mark Veterans Day, commemorative banner pens to be distributed

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations on Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. MDOT MVA branch offices will reopen for normal operations by appointment only on Saturday, November 12. VEIP testing also will resume November 12 and does not require an appointment. Baltimore …

Governor Hogan announces Operation Green Light to honor Maryland veterans

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the nation prepares to mark Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan this week announced the State of Maryland’s participation in Operation Green Light, a new initiative to support military veterans, as well as raise awareness about the resources available to assist veterans and their families. The state’s outreach efforts are being led by the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs …

MVA offices, VEIP stations to close on Monday in observance of Columbus Day

UPDATE: Baltimore County offices and libraries will also be closed and CountyRide will not be in service on Monday, October 10th. Original story below… —— GLEN BURNIE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices and Vehicle Emission Inspection Program stations on Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day. MDOT MVA branch offices will …