November 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

New Agreement Means Purple Line is Back on Track

An agreement has been reached to settle all outstanding financial claims and end litigation concerning the proposed Purple Line. The Maryland Department of Transportation, Meridiam, Star America and Fluor, which had been partners on the project, reached an agreement which calls for the state to pay $250 million. Under the terms, Purple Line Transit Partners […]

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June 26, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Montgomery County Officials Urge Leaders to Resolve Purple Line Disputes

County Council President Sidney Katz and Council Vice President Tom Hucker urged Maryland officials to resolve ongoing conflicts with purple line contractors in a statement released Thursday.  The announcement comes as Purple Line Transit Partners, the company tasked with constructing the more than $2 billion light-rail project, announced that it would lay off at least […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ride On Suspends Free Rides for Government Workers

Update (Jan. 28):  Because the federal government has been re-opened, Montgomery County Transit announced that the free rides on Ride On for government workers have been suspended. With the end of the federal government shutdown announced today, the FREE rides for federal employees is suspended. Posted by Ride On Montgomery County Transit on Friday, January 25, […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Maryland Food Drive Initiative, MTA Fees Waived for Federal Workers Reporting to Work

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a major statewide initiative to help furloughed federal workers on Thursday. The initiative is called #MDHelps. Through #MDHelps, the Hogan administration is organizing a food drive for furloughed workers across the state of Maryland. According to Secretary Ellington Churchill, from the Department of General Services, Maryland will have a total of […]

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November 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s How MDOT is Preparing for Winter Weather (VIDEO)

As the winter season approaches, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration officials said they are ready to combat winter storms. “We have an expert team that thinks about snow year round, working to continually improve our strategies for managing snow and ice,” said Gregory Slator, administrator for the State Highway Administration. Together with the […]

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February 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Provide Input on BRT Planning Study on Feb. 7, Feb.8

Officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) are inviting residents to attend two open houses for input on a study for developing the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along a portion of the MD 355 corridor, according to a news release. The open houses, in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of […]

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November 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

official photo of Larry Hogan

Governor Releases Statement on Fatal Bus Crash in Baltimore

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement on the fatal bus crash that took place this morning in Southwest Baltimore: “The First Lady and I are deeply saddened to hear of the horrific crash this morning in Southwest Baltimore involving a school bus and an MTA commuter bus. Our deepest condolences go out […]

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August 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Hogan Unveils New Maryland License Plate and Plans to Study Building Another Bridge Across Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that transportation officials will begin initial studies to examine where to build another crossing over the Chesapeake Bay at a news conference on Tuesday. According to Hogan, the latest transportation project is an effort to relieve traffic on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. “Last year the Maryland Transportation Authority completed its […]

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November 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s Board of Directors Appoint Paul Wiedefeld as General Manager (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Metro Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Paul Wiedefeld as the system’s General Manager and Chief Executive Officer under a four-year contract. According to a news release, Wiedefeld will assume his position on November 30th and receive an annual salary of $397,500 plus standard benefits. “Paul’s three decades of public and private sector transportation […]

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April 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Mayor Jud Ashman on the Corridor Cities Transitway (VIDEO)

The project manager for the Corridor Cities Transitway, Rick Kiegel, updated Gaithersburg leaders on Monday night about the status of the transportation project. In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman shares what he learned from that presentation and notes that some Montgomery County residents along the CCT’s alignment are voicing concerns about noise […]

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