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Baltimore’s Light Rail to get $213M makeover

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will receive $213 million in federal grant money that will be used to replace all 52 aging Light Rail cars in its fleet, the agency said this week. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration’s Rail Vehicle Replacement program, which is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. …


Family, Opinion, Politics

NOW YOU KNOW: The Governor’s Dangerous Housing Agenda

The following is an editorial piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Did you know that Governor Wes Moore has announced that one of his legislative priorities this year is to expand low-income housing across Maryland? Moore has said that he wants to create 96,000 low-income housing units. One of his bills, The Housing Expansion and Affordability Act (SB484/HB538), …


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 …

Olszewski announces legislative agenda for 2024 Maryland General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that his administration’s robust legislative agenda for the upcoming Maryland General Assembly’s 2024 Legislative Session will include a continued focus on issues of housing, securing funds for critical community projects, modernizing regional infrastructure, and supporting public safety. “As we prepare to begin 2024, Baltimore County remains focused on working with our …

Baltimore County offices to close on New Year’s Day

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2024 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. Towson Loop service and CountyRide van service will not operate and all branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be will be closed. All Baltimore County parking meters will be free on the holiday. No Trash, Recycling or …

NOW YOU KNOW: Year-end highlights – part 1

The following is a legislative update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. As we prepare for a new year filled with resolutions and growth, we took some time to review the highlights of what has taken place between the 2023 and upcoming 2024 legislative sessions. Once we return to Baltimore County after Sine Die, the work does not end. …

Baltimore County offices to close for Christmas

TOWSON, MD—In recognition of the Christmas holiday, Baltimore County government offices will be closed on Monday, December 25th. Additionally, Towson Loop service and CountyRide van service will not operate and all branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be will be closed. County parking meters are free on the holiday. No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on Christmas …

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 …