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 […]

Federal Railroad Administration awards $30 million to replace 110-year-old MARC train tracks on Gunpowder River Bridge

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore applauded this week’s announcement of nearly $7 billion in awards from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration for Maryland projects that will make Amtrak and MARC rail service safer, faster, more reliable and more convenient for passengers. The projects, in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil counties, were selected through the Biden Administration’s […]

Maryland hosts fourth annual Walktober celebration to promote pedestrian safety, health

HANOVER, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation is joining partner agencies, nonprofits and communities across the state for the fourth annual Walktober celebration, a series of events and online webinars throughout October highlighting Maryland’s official state exercise and the importance of pedestrian safety, equitable access, transportation options and healthy lifestyles. Festivities include the ninth annual Walk Maryland Day on Wednesday, October […]

Governor Moore announces new record for general cargo at Port of Baltimore state-owned terminals

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced that the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore has achieved a new cargo volume record at its state-owned public marine terminals, handling 11.6 million tons of general cargo during the 2023 fiscal year. The milestone surpasses the previous record of 11 million tons set during fiscal year 2019 – the year before the […]

Crews to begin next phase of I-695 project in Baltimore County next week

TOWSON, MD—Beginning the week of October 2, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will start the next section of its project to ease congestion and improve reliability along I-695. The project will convert portions of the median shoulder along I-695 between I-70 and MD 43/White Marsh Boulevard into an additional travel lane during morning and evening rush hours. […]