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  • Red Line's environmental plan gains federal approval

    Red Line's environmental plan gains federal approval
    The Federal Transit Administration has given its blessing to the environmental impact assessment for Baltimore's proposed Red Line, clearing the way for final design but adding new urgency to finding the means to pay for the $2.5 billion light rail...
  • Developers should pay for the proposed Purple Line, not Md. motorists

    Developers should pay for the proposed Purple Line, not Md. motorists
    The Maryland Department of Transportation wants to proceed with the light rail Purple Line at a newly raised price tag of $2.15 billion. The Purple Line now costs more than twice the rapid transit bus alternative while yielding only a 25 percent...
  • Could Virginia move give O'Malley political cover?

    A deal struck in Richmond on paying for roads, bridges and mass transit could give Gov. Martin O'Malley some political cover if he decides to move forward in Annapolis with his own version of a transportation revenue bill in the second half of this year's...
  • State funding plan elusive for roads, transit

    State funding plan elusive for roads, transit
    As the General Assembly nears the halfway point in its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley and key legislators have yet to agree on a plan to pay for new roads, bridges and transit lines — a decision many consider critical to Maryland's economy....
  • Miller introduces transportation revenue bill

    Miller introduces transportation revenue bill
    Taking the first step in grappling with what could become one of the most difficult issues of the 2013 General Assembly, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller introduced a bill Monday night that would raise hundreds of millions of dollars for...
  • 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...