Transportation

Metro’s current hours stand, board plans to address riders’ other concerns instead

Despite pressure from the District of Columbia to extend late-night services, the Metro Board of Directors voted 7-1 Thursday to maintain Metro’s current hours of operation.

Maryland could begin issuing digital driver’s licenses

A bill could allow the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to begin issuing licenses accessible from a computer, laptop or smartphone. These licenses would display different information depending upon who has requested to see them.

Hogan announces free rides for unpaid federal employees

BALTIMORE — Unpaid federal employees feeling the effects of the government shutdown will receive free rides from Maryland Transportation Administration services, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport. Starting Friday morning, all MTA services will be…

Bill requiring environmental study would delay highway project

Gov. Larry Hogan’s I-495 and I-270 expansion plan could be pushed back for a year by a bill that would first require a completed environmental assessment.

Audit finds conflict of interest in MTA contracts

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland —The state’s Office of Legislative Audits uncovered potential conflicts of interest among contracts made by a former Maryland Transit Administration employee, according to a report released Monday. The report presented evidence that the unnamed MTA management employee had,…

Students with limited options for getting to school seek improvements

BALTIMORE, Maryland — More than 27,000 Baltimore City Public School students rely on public transportation to get to school. Dashay McCrae shows us her route from school, and explains how the transportation system in Baltimore needs improving.

Maryland explores changing to electronic-only tolling

Cash tolling is being phased out across the state of Maryland and as soon as next summer, drivers may see all electronic tolling facilities that collect tolls at highway speeds through E-ZPass or video tolling.

State launches annual campaign to save the lives of highway repair crews and motorists

The Maryland Dept. Of Transportation urges motorists to stay alert when driving through work zones during the largest construction season in history.

Repair crews hit the street to smooth over winter’s bumps in the road with a pothole blitz

They are annoying, sometimes even dangerous, and they’re certain to be a challenge to motorists attempting to dodge them after a long winter. So, this week, Prince George’s County road crews turned into the Pothole Patrol to smooth over those bumps in the road.

State may be paying more for some Purple Line properties

The state may be paying more for some properties being acquired to make way for the Purple Line light rail, because the Maryland Transit Administration lacks the legal leverage that would help the agency start construction faster.