Running parking garages is not a core function of government, so Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake's plan to sell off city-owned garages would be an encouraging step toward shedding non-essential city assets and investing in more important priorities for the city's residents and long-term fiscal health.
WASHINGTON — Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement.
The poor state of our nation's infrastructure is shocking. Driving on Maryland roads in need of repair costs the state nearly $1.6 billion a year in operating costs and vehicle repairs; that's $422 per motorist. Congress should not only boost the Highway Trust Fund, but also take steps to incentivize public-private partnerships in infrastructure investment.
Over these last three decades I've frequently been asked if I believe we can eradicate HIV and stop the epidemic. I believe the answer is yes — if the public and private sectors begin to invest more resources in research, treatment and in reaching people at risk. A functional cure is likely achievable within a decade and vaccine candidates are emerging.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said Wednesday he expects Baltimore to be a model for a new program, which will turn over thousands of units of public housing to private and nonprofit developers.
Officials at the port of Baltimore 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.
Leaders of Maryland's transportation industry said Monday that the state's future success depends on continued infrastructure investment beyond the $4.4 billion already budgeted for commuter and mass transit systems in the next six years.
Gov. Martin O'Malley will announce $1.5 billion in new Baltimore-area transportation investments on Wednesday, outlining for the first time how recent gas tax increases will be reflected in local infrastructure and mass transit improvements.
By By Kevin Rector and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
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.
Nearly 400 contractors, investment bankers, engineering firms and rail-car makers packed a forum at the Baltimore Convention Center Monday to learn what kinds of opportunities might be available if the state makes the $2.6 billion Red Line mass transit project a public-private partnership.
A Baltimore circuit judge has dismissed a lawsuit against state officials and a Florida company that claimed the bidding process to award construction and operation of the two Interstate 95 travel plazas was illegal and biased
Changing the judicial procedure by which the State Center case will be heard is unusual but not unprecedented; the legislature's action does not tip the scales to one side or the other in the court case.