Transportation

Maryland’s General Assembly Opens with 69 New Faces, More Power for GOP

More than a third of the legislators at Wednesday’s opening of Maryland’s General Assembly were newly elected, the most sworn in at one time in recent memory, House Speaker Michael Busch, D-Anne Arundel, said during the inaugural legislative session.

Congressional Democrats Urge Hogan to Support Red, Purple Lines

The Democrats in Maryland’s Congressional delegation sent Gov.-elect Larry Hogan a letter Thursday expressing strong support for the Red Line transit project in Baltimore and the Purple Line project in suburban Washington.

Purple Line Controvery, Democratic Party Wants the Line.

Local and state democrats make a push for the construction of METRO’s Purple Line. It’s a project that republican Larry Hogan has said he’ll do away with if selected as Maryland’s governor.

Cheaper Gas May Drive More to Hit the Road for Thanksgiving, AAA Says

ANNAPOLIS–Low gas prices, increased police presence, suspended roadwork and toll booth failsafes may provide motorists cheaper, safer and quicker Thanksgiving travel across Maryland. The Maryland Transportation Authority expects a 1 percent increase in road traffic during the holiday travel period,…

State Highway Administration Adds to Snow Removal Arsenal

Highway officials lay out details for snow removal and other harsh winter conditions.

Maryland celebrates anniversary of child safety legislation

CLARKSVILLE- Maryland officials marked Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week with the state’s celebration of the 30th anniversary of Maryland’s original child passenger safety law and refresher lessons on the importance of properly fitting car seats, booster seats, and seat belts…

Fall Boating Conditions Prompt Tow Companies’ Preparations

While beautiful weather lingers in October, boaters fret more, so boat towing companies remain ready to assist and respond to any incidents that arise. Tow services work with local authorities and each other to provide the fastest and most appropriate help to boaters in distress.

Marching for Change

ANNAPOLIS- Concession workers at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport marched on Annapolis to demand higher wages to support a higher cost of living.

Slowing Down Speeders

LAUREL- New speed signs in Laurel are focused on preventing rather than ticking drivers who are going past the speed limit.

Jake’s Law Aims to Create Tougher Punishments for Texting While Driving

After a driver whose distracted driving led to the death of a 5-year-old received a $1,000 fine, a new measure proposes much harsher penalties.