Baltimore County offices, facilities closed on Thursday for July 4 holiday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on July 4 in recognition of the Independence Day holiday. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed, parking meters free, and CountyRide vans and the Towson Loop will not operate on the holiday. Additionally, trash, single stream recyclables and yard materials will […]

Light Rail chosen for Baltimore’s Red Line

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Wes Moore has announced that light rail will be the preferred mode of transportation for Baltimore’s Red Line. The light rail system is expected to provide an efficient and sustainable way to travel between East and West Baltimore, which officials say is currently underserved by public transportation. The new system is expected to improve transit efficiency, increase access […]

NOW YOU KNOW: Tax and spend Moore

The following is an update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Of the nearly 3,500 bills sponsored by lawmakers during the legislative session, 1,053 were passed. Unfortunately, many of them included new taxes and fees. We were able to defeat a few, but not all. Governor Wes Moore presented a budget in January that included fee increases, transferred funds […]

TSA prepares for busiest summer travel season ever

WASHINGTON—The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared for the highest passenger volumes the agency has seen at airport security checkpoints nationwide during this summer’s travel season, which begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day. TSA forecasts Friday, May 24, to be the busiest travel day of the long Memorial Day weekend, anticipating nearly three million passengers. From May […]

Olszewski releases $5 billion FY2025 budget providing education funding and investments in recreation and parks, public safety

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday submitted a $5 billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2025 that provides billions for public education, historic investments in recreation and parks, and continued funding for key priorities that will move Baltimore County forward, including public safety, housing and community development, sustainability, public works and transportation, libraries, and beyond. “Building a better […]

First vessel passes through temporary alternate channel around Key Bridge wreckage [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The tugboat Crystal Coast pushing a fuel barge, transited the temporary alternate channel created by the Key Bridge Response Unified Command. The vessel passed through at 3 p.m. on Monday is the first to use the channel since the bridge collapsed into the federal waterway last week. The barge is used to supply jet fuel to the Department of […]

Governor Moore announces initial $60 million request to federal government for Francis Scott Key Bridge response

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Thursday announced the Maryland Department of Transportation has requested an initial emergency relief funding of $60 million from the federal government to pay for initial mobilization, operations, and debris recovery from the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. “President Biden and all our federal partners have given Maryland tremendous support as we […]