Topic : Maryland Department of Transportation

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Md. SubwayLink system closed due to rails exceeding wear standards

Security and Safety | February 20, 2018

Recent physical inspections conducted in preparation for the planned track work unexpectedly indicated that some sections of track could not wait until summer 2018 to be replaced.

Md. shuts down entire subway system for emergency repairs

Management & Operations| February 12, 2018

After weekend inspections, it was determined the entire system will need to remain closed for up to four weeks.

Bus| October 2, 2017

TriMet to add 5 battery-electric, Md. to add 140 clean-diesel New Flyer buses

This is TriMet's first move in deploying a long-term test of battery-electric buses within their network, in consideration of transition to an all-electric fleet.

Government Issues| August 30, 2017

K. Jane Williams appointed FTA deputy administrator

Prior to joining FTA, Williams was the director of the Washington Area Transit Office in the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Management & Operations| August 29, 2017

Maryland's Purple Line light rail project lands $900M in federal funding

The light rail line will make travel across Montgomery and Prince George’s counties faster and more reliable for thousands of Maryland residents, improving access to major business and activity centers in the state’s most populated counties.

Management & Operations| June 15, 2017

Maryland launches transformational transit revamp

The multi-phase plan creates an interconnected transit system, redesigns the local and express bus systems, and adds 12 new high-frequency, color-coded bus routes that improve connections to jobs and other transit modes.

Rail| January 9, 2014

Md. selects 4 teams to submit RFPs for rail expansion

Representatives of state and county agencies, including Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, evaluated six statements of qualifications according to a solicitation plan.
Rail| March 25, 2011

D.C. Metro approves TOD project team

The development team, led by Forest City Enterprises and Urban Atlantic Development, will create a signature transit oriented development project around the New Carrollton Metrorail station in Prince George’s County.
Bus| October 29, 2010

Md. DOT expands emergency ride program

Guaranteed Ride Home program provides regular commuters with a free ride home in the event of a mid-day emergency.
Bus| April 14, 2009

Obama nominates Porcari for DOT dep. secretary

In his current position as Secretary of the Maryland DOT, Porcari is responsible for motor vehicle registration and the highway, transit, aviation and maritime modes of the state's transportation system.

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