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  • O'Malley, top Democrats propose higher taxes on gas

    O'Malley, top Democrats propose higher taxes on gas
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly are proposing to raise taxes on gasoline by $2 billion over five years to pay for highways, transit and other transportation projects. The legislation endorsed by the governor,...
  • The gas tax compromise

    The gas tax compromise
    The gas tax plan unveiled this week by Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly's top leaders is a complicated proposal that wouldn't represent our first choice in how best to pay for Maryland's transportation needs. But, on balance, it's a better-...
  • 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...
  • Red Line forum attracts businesses hungry for opportunity

    Red Line forum attracts businesses hungry for opportunity
    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...
  • Public works board to consider Md. housing agency move

    Public works board to consider Md. housing agency move
    The state Board of Public Works is expected to vote today on a contract that would clear the way for the Department of Housing and Community Development to move from its park-like campus in Crownsville to a transit hub in Prince George's County. The...