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  • Maryland presses for federal support in building two light-rail systems

    Maryland presses for federal support in building two light-rail systems
    Backed by an affirming legislative session and soon to be flush with transportation money, state officials went to Washington on Monday to assure the administration that Maryland has both the means and the will to build two light rail systems. "Timing is...
  • Gas tax will hurt Md.'s economy

    Gas tax will hurt Md.'s economy
    What a sad time for Marylanders. They are going to be subjected to a regressive gas tax that will have an automatic tax accelerator tied to the Consumer Price Index ("Md. Senate approves increase in gas tax," March 30). It is unfair to the gas station...
  • Rosapepe backs hike in gas tax to boost infrastructural investment

    A comprehensive transportation investment plan proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley has the support of one local state senator. Sen. Jim Rosapepe, a College Park Democrat, said it is "extremely important" for Maryland to increase its investment in...
  • Gas tax plan must be stopped

    Gas tax plan must be stopped
    Taxpayers in Maryland must pay to the MOB — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Gov. Martin O'Malley and House Speaker Michael E. Busch. Their expertise is the legal extortion of the state's taxpayers. Since Governor O'Malley took office,...
  • Divided business community misses a chance on gas taxes

    Divided business community misses a chance on gas taxes
    When it comes to higher gas taxes, most Maryland businesses agree on one thing: They want a guarantee that the money designated for highway revenues will go to roads and bridges. But when the rubber met the road in the Maryland House of Delegates, some...
  • Top Democrats seek votes to raise gas taxes

    Top Democrats seek votes to raise gas taxes
    With three weeks left in the General Assembly session, Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders have begun the painstaking process of rounding up the votes to raise taxes on gasoline — a move so unpopular it hasn't been done here since 1992....
  • State pushes ahead to draft blueprints for $2.2 billion Red Line project

    Even though there's no promise of construction money, the state is pushing ahead to draft blueprints for Baltimore's $2.2 billion Red Line light rail project. The Maryland Transit Authority has asked a regional transportation panel to approve $55.6...
  • Gas tax hike would hurt truckers, Md. economy

    With the stunning end to Maryland's General Assembly, many have opined of the need to raise the gas tax in the anticipated special session ("Baltimore gets stranded," April 17). Supporters state that the "business community" overwhelmingly favors such...
  • Red Line funding uncertain with failure of Maryland gas tax hike

    Gov. Martin O'Malley has long promised that Baltimore and the Washington suburbs would each get a new light-rail line and that the Red Line and its Purple counterpart outside D.C. could be built at the same time. But state financial documents recently...
  • The Interview: Outgoing state transportation chief looks ahead

    The Interview: Outgoing state transportation chief looks ahead
    After 35 years in state and local government, Beverley Swaim-Staley announced in April that she would step down as Maryland's secretary of transportation, effective July 1. Appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley in September 2009, Swaim-Staley was the first...
  • Westside subway project gets key federal backing

     
    Westside subway project gets key certification from federal transportation authorities. It's a prerequisite for federal funding for design and construction....
  • Beverly Hills Sues to Stop Subway Tunnel Under School

    Beverly Hills Sues to Stop Subway Tunnel Under School
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Beverly Hills school officials have filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It's the latest move in a long fight over a planned subway under Beverly Hills. The lawsuit, filed under state...