| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
— Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years.
Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:07 PM
It's growing increasingly difficult for the poorest families in Baltimore to find affordable rental housing, and some housing advocates worry new housing policies such as privatization could make the problem worse.
An analysis by the Urban Institute...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:49 PM
A favorite rest stop for millions of travelers along Interstate 95 in Maryland will reopen its doors to the public next week after receiving a $30 million makeover by the state and its private-industry partners.
The new Maryland House, a 42,000-square-...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:53 PM
City officials took the head of the nation's Department of Housing and Urban Development on a tour Wednesday of Barclay to show him work by a private developer they say is starting to turn around the small, impoverished neighborhood in the middle of the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Officials in Maryland don't know how feasible it is to turn dredged muck from the bottom of Baltimore's shipping channels into a commercially viable construction material — but they are looking to find out.
The Maryland Department of Transportation...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Four teams of contractors and investors have been named to a short-list of companies that will be considered under a public-private partnership with Maryland to build the Purple Line.
The teams were selected from a pool of six respondents to an...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The Board of Public Works gave its blessing Wednesday to an O'Malley administration plan to contract with a private sector partner to build, operate and help finance a $2.2 billion light rail line in the Washington suburbs.
The board action clears the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Leaders of Maryland's transportation industry said Monday that the state's future depends on continued infrastructure investment, beyond the $4.4 billion already scheduled for highway and mass transit systems in the next six years.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:21 PM
The inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service is urging the agency to take a cue from the port of Baltimore and expand its partnerships with private businesses to cut costs and modernize its infrastructure.
In a report released last month, Inspector...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Frostburg State University may have violated state ethics laws and university system rules by awarding a $2 million construction contract to a developer connected to a school advisory board member, according to the Office of Legislative Audits.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to announce $1.5 billion in new state funding for the Baltimore Red Line and more than a dozen other transportation projects in the area Wednesday, officials said, outlining for the first time how the state's gas tax increase...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:45 PM
For a construction industry starved for work during recent lean years, the prospect of getting a slice of the $2.6 billion Red Line light rail project was like a dinner bell.
Nearly 400 people, from contractors and investment bankers to engineering firms...