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

Nighttime view of pedestrianized street in Bethesda, maryland with benches and people walking

Montgomery County Planners Present Pedestrian Safety Proposals

The auto-centric county has been building new bike trails and pedestrian facilities, but more improvements are necessary to reduce the number of pedestrian deaths and injuries, planners say.

July 15, 2022 - The Washington Post

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Baltimore Leaders Call on City To Think Big on Transit

With federal infrastructure funding on the table, local leaders are calling for a comprehensive strategy to improve the region’s public transit.

July 1, 2022 - Maryland Matters

Beltway Traffic

D.C. Region Sets Goal to Reduce GHG Emissions From Transportation 50% by 2030

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the D.C. region—and the rest of the country. The D.C. region is committing to drastic actions to change their ways, however.

June 21, 2022 - DCist

Boarded up, vacant house

Vacant Homes Wither Under Flawed Tax System

Inefficiencies in Baltimore's tax sale system and predatory investment practices are keeping homes vacant for years. But advocates could soon finally see meaningful change.

June 9, 2022 - Shelterforce Magazine

Governor Hogan Signs Agreement With U.S. DOT for the Purple Line by Steve Kwak at 4800 Veterans Pkwy. Hyattsville MD 20784

Suburban Light Rail To Resume Construction in Maryland

After its first contractor quit more than a year ago, Maryland’s Purple Line project will resume construction with a new team and a projected opening date of 2026.

May 11, 2022 - The Washington Post


The New Normal: Less Transit, More Congestion

With transit systems still far below historic levels, and congestion not budging, the worst effects of an automobile dependent nation fall on the environment and low-income households.

May 8, 2022 - Brookings

The flag of Prince George's County00a red croiss in a white field with a crest of arms in the upper left corner, blows in the wind.

Prince George’s County To Receive $2.5 Billion in State Funds

The Maryland county celebrated its largest-ever state aid package, which will help the county repair infrastructure, build new development, and bring FBI headquarters to the area.

April 18, 2022 - WTOP

FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland

Maryland Proposes $400 Million Redevelopment Around Commanders Stadium

The state is offering to make a massive investment in revitalizing the neighborhood surrounding FedEx Field, but offering no direct incentives to the NFL team.

April 13, 2022 - The Washington Post

MARC train going through the Gaithersburg, Maryland train station

Maryland Legislators Override Governor’s Veto to Support Regional Rail Investments

The latest round of Gov. Larry Hogan v. public transit goes to the latter.

April 13, 2022 - The Washington Post

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