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  • Miller to push regional transportation funding

    Attempting to break a years-long stalemate over transportation revenue, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller intends to introduce legislation that would allow local governments and regional authorities to raise money for roads and mass transit....
  • Miller proposes new local gas tax

    Miller proposes new local gas tax
    As state leaders look for a way to raise cash for much-needed transportation projects, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Thursday outlined a plan that involves leasing a Maryland roadway to a corporation and a two-tiered increase in gas taxes....
  • Miller proposes local gas tax, leasing ICC

    Miller proposes local gas tax, leasing ICC
    Baltimore and Maryland's counties could impose their own 5-cents-a-gallon tax on gas to pay for local roads and buses under a proposal by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. Miller also proposed Thursday leasing a state toll highway to a private...
  • State leaders urged to raise money for roads, transit

    Business leaders and county officials are urging the governor and General Assembly to increase Maryland's gas tax or find another way to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for road and transit projects — even in the face of public opposition....
  • Transportation summit pushes for revenue increase

    Business leaders, elected officials and transportation advocates gathered in Annapolis Wednesday to push Gov. Martin O’Malley and the General Assembly to take action next year to raise vital revenue for the state’s roads, bridges and transit...
  • Re: UM's move to the Big Ten, whatever happened to loyalty and integrity?

    I read with interest Jim Rosapepe's commentary on why Maryland should join the Big Ten athletic conference ("UM to Big 10: good move?" Nov. 28). Curiously, one of his arguments was based on a previous academic partnership with Columbia and Penn. These...
  • MARC: Rolling in the right direction

    MARC: Rolling in the right direction
    The Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013 will provide crucially needed funding for improving, expanding and building transportation projects throughout Maryland. Projects critical to continued economic growth throughout Central Maryland...
  • MARC to add weekend service to Washington

    MARC to add weekend service to Washington
    Maryland's MARC commuter trains, which have always operated Monday through Friday, will begin offering weekend service between Baltimore and Washington on the Penn Line in coming months. The expansion — put on hold in 2008 when the recession hit...
  • Roads, bridges, transit projects announced with gas tax hike

    Roads, bridges, transit projects announced with gas tax hike
    The gas tax increase Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Thursday will pay for weekend MARC service between Baltimore and D.C., roads and bridges throughout the state and construction on the Red and Purple lines to begin as soon as 2015. The first...
  • Loh makes the right call on Terps' Big Ten move

    Loh makes the right call on Terps' Big Ten move
    University of Maryland alumni and other Terp fans are understandably outraged by the sudden, secret decision to move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten. It's never good when public institutions exclude the public from even asking...
  • Competing visions of mass transit for the Charles St. corridor

    Competing visions of mass transit for the Charles St. corridor
    Plans to get mass transit to the communities north of Pennsylvania Station are proceeding on parallel tracks. A one-year-old, grass-roots campaign to establish streetcar service along the Charles Street corridor and south to the Inner Harbor is still...
  • O'Malley to sign public-private partnership bill tomorrow

    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said a bill that would allow private companies to help build public works projects will get the governor's signature tomorrow. Lawmakers approved the bill laying out rules for public-private partnerships on Monday afternoon, the...