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Governor Moore announces $150 million transportation budget restoration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As part of his Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal, Governor Wes Moore this week announced the one-year restoration of $150 million in funding to address transportation needs across the state. The proposed funding will enable restoration of previously planned reductions to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s budget for one year and will continue to drive the Moore-Miller Administration’s commitment …


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New leadership named at Maryland Transportation Authority

HANOVER, MD—Following a vote by Board Members, the Maryland Transportation Authority has announced that Bruce W. Gartner will serve as the agency’s Executive Director, taking over for Acting Executive Director Percy E. Dangerfield. “We are pleased to welcome Executive Director Gartner back to the MDTA,” said Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld, who also serves as the MDTA’s Chairman. “I want to …


Governor Moore, federal partners announce $15 million for new electric vehicle charging stations in Maryland as Hertz dumps EVs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld and Coppin State University President Anthony L. Jenkins at Coppin State University to announce that the Maryland Clean Energy Center, the state’s official green bank, …

Baltimore County awarded $3.5 million in federal SS4A grants

HANOVER, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation on Tuesday congratulated 17 counties and municipalities in Maryland for their selection to receive more than $28 million in Fiscal Year 2023 Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, these grants are an important step toward meeting Maryland’s goal of Vision Zero – the elimination of …

MTA Light Rail service to resume on Saturday, service to be free until January 2

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transit Administration has announced the resumption of Light Rail service, effective Saturday, December 23rd. Service was temporarily suspended to facilitate emergency inspection of the entire Light Rail vehicle fleet on Friday, December 8th. Following recent inspections that identified potential issues with punctured conduits on Light Rail vehicles, the MTA worked closely with its contractor to complete an …

Governor Moore, Lt. Governor Miller honor victims of fatal crashes In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller this week joined safety advocates from across the state and families who have lost loved ones in car crashes for the 20th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony in Annapolis. The ceremony traditionally honors Marylanders who were killed in impaired driving crashes. This year, the event was expanded to remember all victims, regardless …

MDOT awards two contracts to study possible Light Rail, Metro, MARC Penn Line expansions

HANOVER, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation on Thursday announced that two contracts have been awarded to study potential transit-oriented development sites at light rail and subway stations in the Baltimore region and at MARC Penn Line stations in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The contracts were awarded by the department’s partner, Maryland Economic Development Corporation, and officials say they are an important …

Governor Moore declares Nov. 13-17 Crash Responder Safety Week to protect traffic incident responders

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has declared November 13-17, 2023, as Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland. The governor issued a proclamation supporting a national effort to raise awareness of the critical role motorists play in keeping traffic incident responders safe as they perform their duties on our roadways. Most crashes are not accidents, because behaviors such as distracted driving, impairment …