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MVA Highway Safety Office announces holiday rideshare credit program

BALTIMORE, MD—This holiday season, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office is partnering with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to provide 1,000 Uber ride credits worth $10 each to Marylanders for a sober ride home. Maryland is one of five states awarded the grant by GHSA. The $10 rideshare credits will be available from 4 …


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Governor Hogan honors victims of impaired driving at 18th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday joined state officials, transportation leaders, safety advocates, law enforcement, and families for the 18th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony, which honors Marylanders who lost their lives to impaired driving. During the ceremony, the governor announced that Maryland is one of five states to receive a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association to encourage safe …


MDOT MVA offices to close in early December for Customer Connect upgrade

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration has announced that all branch offices, beginning at close of business on Thursday, December 2 through 8:30 a.m. on Monday, December 6, will be closed as the agency deploys the final phase of its IT modernization project known as Customer Connect. The eStore, appointment scheduler, and 24-hour self-service kiosks also will …

Maryland State Police to ramp up safety efforts ahead of Halloween weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police are gearing up for the Halloween weekend with additional troopers on patrol using a variety of initiatives to urge both motorists and pedestrians to use common sense, take responsibility, and be more courteous on Maryland’s roadways. Between Thursday and Sunday, troopers statewide will be focusing enforcement efforts on impaired driving, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted driving, and …

Governor Hogan directs MDOT MVA to expedite driving tests, credentials for school bus drivers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) to take steps to make sure school bus drivers are able to obtain proper testing and credentials as quickly as possible in order to help meet the needs of school systems across the state. On Saturday, September 25, 2021, MDOT MVA will host Bus …

Baltimore County to receive more than $320,000 in highway safety grants

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced more than $12 million in federal highway safety grants as part of a statewide focus to prevent motor vehicle crashes and eliminate roadway fatalities. Baltimore County is set to receive over $320,000 in grant funds. “With traffic already back to pre-pandemic levels, it is even more important that we continue working to make …

Baltimore County government offices, MVA & VEIP stations to be closed on Labor Day

TOWSON, MD—Several local government offices and facilities will be closed for the Labor Day holiday. Baltimore County Government Baltimore County government offices will be closed on Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 testing sites will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library …

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 …