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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Maryland Department Of Transportation
The House has unanimously passed a measure to raise the maximum highway speed limit from 65 mph to 70.
Maryland officials on Thursday approved toll increases at seven of the state's eight toll facilities, despite complaints from residents and some lawmakers.
The Maryland Transportation Authority board will vote Sept. 22 on a revised set of toll increases after residents and some officials complained that previously proposed hikes were too steep.
Maryland transportation officials are recommending $520 million in tax and fee increases to fund road maintenance and improvements.
Two packages sent to state government buildings 20 miles apart released smoke and the smell of sulfur when they were opened Thursday, officials said. A mailroom employee was hurt, but not seriously.
The Washington area has seen the beginning of dramatic growth as federal agencies build new office space and the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) moves forward. One of the local entities seeing speedy growth is Fort George G. Meade. By 2011, nearly 22,000 jobs will be established on the post.
Maryland needs more federal dollars for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) transportation projects, and Gov. Martin O'Malley said Friday that state officials will work closely with Congress to get them.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal to install speed cameras along highway work zones throughout Maryland got a cool reception yesterday from lawmakers, who said many motorists view the idea as a money trap and not a way to improve highway safety.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Maryland's blueprint for turning thousands of military jobs into a powerful economic engine — instead of a development nightmare — includes an emphasis on improving science-and-technology education and billions of dollars in investments in infrastructure.
ANNAPOLIS — A state worker whom the O'Malley administration fired because of his Republican ties returned to work Wednesday in accordance with a judge's ruling, and was told to go home again.