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This week, Gov. Larry Hogan announced the release of the Maryland Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Strategic Framework. The collective effort, led by Maryland’s CAV Working Group, included input from more than 600 responders and one-on-one stakeholder conversations spanning research and…
December 17, 2020
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced grant awards to six projects in six states totaling approximately $1.37 million in research funding through the Real-Time Asset Management Program.  The agency says these projects will support infrastructure innovation in the transit…
December 01, 2020
The Maryland DOT (MDOT) this week released a draft of its Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) for fiscal years 2021 through 2026. The CTP details MDOT’s $13.4 billion six-year capital budget and shows a $2.9 billion reduction compared to the $16.3 billion final FY 2020 – FY 2025 CTP released…
September 02, 2020
A new report released by the Reason Foundation has found that 25 of the 50 U.S. states divert gas tax revenue away from roads, bridges, and highways, which the taxes are designed to fund. New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Michigan, and Maryland are among the most egregious of the pack, each of…
July 01, 2020
The Maryland DOT (MDOT) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) this week announced four private-sector teams responded to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to be the developer of the state's I-495 (Capital Beltway) & I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program Phase 1. The Phase 1…
June 04, 2020
Asphalt Pavement Alliance names Perpetual Pavement Award winners
Image: Asphalt Pavement Alliance
Twelve state DOTs were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the…
May 29, 2020
Gov. Hogan announces Chesapeake Bay Bridge completion for summer 2020
Gov. Hogan announces Chesapeake Bay Bridge completion for summer 2020. Image: Office of Gov. Hogan
Gov. Larry Hogan this week announced that all lanes at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland will be open this summer as deck work on the westbound right lane is completed a year ahead of schedule and all-electronic tolling goes live. “I am pleased to announce that this project will be completed a…
January 30, 2020
Capital Beltway accord; Gov. Larry Hogan; Gov. Ralph Northam
Gov. Larry Hogan (left) and Gov. Ralph Northam (right) announce Capital Beltway Accord. Image: @GovLarryHogan via Twitter
Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland and Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia recently announced a partnership to replace the aging American Legion Bridge—which carries the I-495 Capital Beltway across the Potomac River between the two states—in an effort to relieve congestion at one of the country's worst…
November 13, 2019
Maryland DOT Secretary Rahn at launch of Opportunity MDOT
Maryland DOT Secretary Rahn at launch of Opportunity MDOT
The Maryland DOT (MDOT) recently launched Opportunity MDOT, an innovative initiative that connects small, disadvantaged and minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses to economic inclusion programs as part of the I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program.   Opportunity MDOT will…
September 12, 2019
The second full day of sessions and exhibition hall camaraderie passed almost too quickly. So many things were happening at once, it was, as is usually the case at conferences such as this, necessary to miss more than you could take in. The choices were tough, but there was much to consider and…
June 07, 2019
This year's National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is being held this week, April 8-12, 2019, with the national kick-off press event to be held on April 9, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), along with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation…
April 08, 2019
The Maryland DOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is reducing speed limits on MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) in Wheaton and Silver Spring, Montgomery County, this week. The changes are part of MDOT SHA’s bold new comprehensive urban mobility-focused program tailored to central business districts…
March 27, 2019
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