Transportation

‘Augustine’ Commission Recommends New Secretary Position, Other Business-Friendly Measures

A state commission recommended Thursday that Maryland lawmakers create a Cabinet-level position to oversee state agencies connected to commerce and change the perception that Maryland is unfriendly to businesses.

Lawmakers Weigh Creation of Task Force on Self-Driving Vehicles

Public Officials, Industry Representatives Would Develop Best Practices

NTSB Makes Urgent Recommendations Following Deadly L’Enfant Plaza Smoke Incident

The National Transportation Safety Board issued urgent recommendations Wednesday for Metro to improve its ventilation procedures in the wake of the deadly smoke incident in the tunnel at L’Enfant Plaza in January.

State Senator Proposes Hit-and-Run Alert System; Dogs in Dangerous Weather

Two Former Delegates Sworn In To Senate

Ports Officials Support New Funding for Property to Hold Material Dredged from Harbor

Motor Vehicles Administration supports “move over” law; Maryland Transportation Authority investigates electronic tolls

Obama’s Infrastructure Proposal Mimics Rep. Delaney’s New Bill

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes a $478 billion plan to improve infrastructure through a one-time tax on corporate overseas holdings, mimicking Rep. John Delaney’s recently introduced bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Report: Long-Term Federal Funding Needed in Passenger and Transit Rail Projects

The infrastructure of passenger and transit rail hangs in the balance without long-term federal funding, according to a report released Friday by the BlueGreen Alliance and the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC).

Gov. Hogan’s Budget Affirms Spending for Roads, Education, While Details Worry Maryland Democrats

Gov. Larry Hogan’s first, $40.4 billion budget, released in detail Friday, boosts overall funding to education — though it cuts discretionary payments to some schools — and maintains planned road construction while paring back funding for Medicaid and state agencies and employees.

Gov. Hogan Says Western Maryland Will be Priority

Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday morning told a coalition from Allegany and Garrett counties that he will put the needs of Western Maryland at the top of his priority list.

Metro Yellow Line Investigation

Lawmakers and Metro riders are looking to the NTSB for answers for what caused the deadly incident on the Yellow Line last week.