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Highway Widening

Maryland Highway Widening Plans Moving Forward Under New Governor

Maryland Governor Wes Moore is differentiating his new administration from his predecessor’s, but some projects, like the widening of federal highways in the Capital Beltway, stay the same.

August 23, 2023 - The Washington Post

Highway Widening

Maryland Toll Road Project Loses Key Operator Amid Lawsuits, Shifting Political Landscape

The loss of toll operator Transurban could be a death knell for the controversial I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project in Maryland.

March 12, 2023 - The Washington Post

Cars driving on the American Legion Bridge in Maryland

Maryland Toll Lane Plan Gains Federal Approval

In a victory for Governor Larry Hogan, who has championed the project, the Federal Highway Administration is allowing the Beltway expansion project to move ahead.

August 29, 2022 - The Washington Post

Aerial view of four-lane Interstate 270 in Maryland, USA

Feds Block Maryland Toll Lane Project

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says the state was “blindsided” by the decision, which further delays the $7.6 billion plan.

August 10, 2022 - Maryland Matters

Highway Widening

Key Planning Agency Rejects Maryland Highway Widening Proposal

A plan to widen interstates 495 and 270 failed a critical step on the way to approval, in a decision likely to lead to a lawsuit when the Maryland Department of Transportation settles on a final plan.

October 26, 2020 - Maryland Matters

Highway Widening

Big Highway Widening Plan Faces Public Scrutiny in Maryland

First proposed in 2019, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's highway widening plan has been trimmed everywhere but the bottom line.

September 10, 2020 - Maryland Matters

Governor Larry Hogan

Highway Expansion Plans Benefitted Governor's Real Estate Business, According to Report

Governor Larry Hogan is accused of personally benefiting from the state of Maryland's ongoing highway expansion program.

January 7, 2020 - Washington Monthly

Maryland Monorail

Monorail Study Moves Forward in Maryland

A plan to widen Interstate 270 in Maryland was approved earlier this year under the condition that the state also study a plan to build a monorail along the route.

December 17, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Light Rail Transit

All That Could Have Been: Transit Planning in Maryland

Maryland approved ambitious plans for public transit expansion around Baltimore in 2002, but almost none of it became a reality. With a new plan in the works, transit boosters assess the loss of a generation's worth of progress.

October 3, 2019 - Maryland Matters

Insulating Transit Projects From P3 Non-Compete Clauses

Toll road projects using a public-private partnership often have non-compete clauses that protect the private partner if nearby projects impact profits. Maryland wants to exempt transit from those clauses.

April 7, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Rockville Pike

Governor Larry Hogan's $9 Billion Highway Plan Critiqued

Governor Larry Hogan's $9 Billion Highway Plan Critiqued

September 23, 2017 - Streetsblog USA

Purple Line Extension

U.S. DOT Brings Maryland Purple Line Back From the Dead

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the state of Maryland are expected to sign a funding agreement next week for the Purple Line between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

August 23, 2017 - The Washington Post

Governor Larry Hogan

U.S. DOT Won't Investigate Potential Civil Rights Violation on Baltimore Red Line Cancellation

In the waning days of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation saw reason to investigate the civil rights implications of a decision to cancel funding for the Baltimore Red Line light rail project.

July 18, 2017 - Streetsblog USA


Maryland Program Looks to Put Student Loan Debtors in Homes

A novel initiative called Maryland SmartBuy aims to help those with student loan debt buy homes.

December 3, 2016 - The Washington Post

Maryland Bills Push Back on Anti-Transit Governor

Maryland legislators are considering a rating system for transportation projects recently approved in Virginia. The bill would also check the power of the state's governor in killing project proposals.

March 2, 2016 - Greater Greater Washington

Op-Ed: Maryland Should Support Baltimore with Money, Not Bulldozers

A response to the conventional thinking about demolitions as the antidote to blighted, vacant properties and the negative effects that follow.

October 1, 2015 - The Baltimore Sun

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