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Construction worker killed by compact roller

Brian Ethridge - Oct 06, 2014

Construction worker killed by compact roller

A construction worker in Sparks, Maryland has been killed in an accident that caused a compact roller to roll over and crush the victim. Michael Ray Mathews, 64, was using the compact roller to flatten a dirt pile when part of ...

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Failed construction signs confuse drivers, causes traffic jams

Brian Ethridge - Sep 03, 2014

Failed construction signs confuse drivers, causes traffic jams

  Drivers heading northbound on Interstate 95 in Baltimore, Maryland, found themselves confused and sitting in traffic after the Maryland Transportation Authority failed to do its job. The state didn't update signage to tell drivers how to navigate a new construction ...

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Opinion: Sinkholes and bridge closures, and how they relate to the highway fund shortage

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2014

Opinion: Sinkholes and bridge closures, and how they relate to the highway fund shortage

Two news stories in particular have me thinking of what our nation will look like without a Highway Trust Fund fix. The first is a bridge closure in Delaware. According to an Associated Press report, officials closed a bridge near Wilmington because ...

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Maryland SHA seeks non-traditional project proposals

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 21, 2014

Maryland SHA seeks non-traditional project proposals

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is seeking proposals for projects that would be funded through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). TAP has about $10 million in federal funds for non-traditional transportation projects such as on and off-road facilities for pedestrians, ...

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Delaware Turnpike turns 50 years old

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 12, 2013

Delaware Turnpike turns 50 years old

Interstate 95, previously known as the Delaware Turnpike, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Thursday. According to the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the opening ceremony for the turnpike took place on November 14, 1963, at the Maryland and Delaware border ...

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FHWA deploys bridge-inspecting robots

Amanda Bayhi - May 17, 2013

FHWA deploys bridge-inspecting robots

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is deploying a robot to help inspect the safety and structure of concrete bridge decks. The robotic tool, created in partnership with Rutgers University as part of the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) ...

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Maryland senate panel members express concerns about use of gas tax funds

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 27, 2013

Maryland senate panel members express concerns about use of gas tax funds

On Tuesday, members of the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee questioned whether money from a proposed increase in the state's gasoline tax would go toward mass transit instead of roads, the Washington Examiner reported. The legislation doesn’t specify how the ...

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Maryland governor looking for new transportation funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 18, 2013

This from the Washington Post: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met with Senate Democrats on Tuesday as part of a continuing effort to craft a bill to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for transportation projects, an aide said More ...

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Maryland Governor Looking for New Transportation Funding

John Latta - Feb 13, 2013

This from the Washington Post: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met with Senate Democrats on Tuesday as part of a continuing effort to craft a bill to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for transportation projects, an aide said More ...

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Federal legislation for state road repair standards?

John Latta - Jun 20, 2011

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today has introduced legislation he hopes will become the Preservation and Renewal of Federal-Aid Highways Act. It would, he says: Require the Secretary of Transportation to establish ...

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