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The Cost of Inaction, March 4th, 2013

By Takirra Winfield, Press Secretary Driving on roads that are congested, deteriorated or unsafe costs Maryland commuters $6.2 billion each year. Driving on roads that are congested, deteriorated or unsafe costs the average DC commuter 67 hours of lost time, 32 gallons of wasted gas, and $2,195 out-of-pocket each year. Driving on roads that are  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Testifies on The Maryland Transportation Financing And Infrastructure Investment Act of 2012, March 14th, 2012

Governor O'Malley testifies Legislation would support 7,500 new jobs in addition to the 52,000 jobs in the Administration’s FY2013 proposed capital budget Includes “braking mechanism” for consumers and stronger protections for the Transportation Trust Fund ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today, joined and supported by Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown,   Read the Rest...

Doug Duncan on investing in infrastructure, February 22nd, 2012

By Rick Abbruzzese, Director of Public Affairs As former Montgomery County Executive and now Chairman of the Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance, Doug Duncan understands the importance of investing in infrastructure to rebuild our transportation networks and create jobs. Key Points: “Our failure to invest has cost us tens of thousands of jobs, and the price  Read the Rest…

Maryland Invests: Part III, December 21st, 2011

By Secretary Richard Hall, Department of Planning Smart Investments in Smart Growth Earlier this week, Governor O’Malley accepted “PlanMaryland,” our State’s first long-range plan for sustainable growth and a vision that will allow us to invest in a smarter, greener, more prosperous future. We need smart growth for a number of reasons. But it really  Read the Rest…

The Answer is Jobs, November 7th, 2011

Over the weekend, I was asked an important question by a well-respected journalist.  Candy Crowley asked me if our economy is improving, why is it necessary to consider revenue generating options (such as raising Maryland’s gasoline tax) to invest in our aging infrastructure. In a word, the answer is jobs. To create jobs, a modern  Read the Rest…

We Can’t Wait Either, November 2nd, 2011

This morning, President Obama held a press conference to urge Congress to pass the Rebuild America Jobs Act. The act would help us immediately advance critical infrastructure projects in Maryland while at the same time supporting at least 8,100 jobs. Our infrastructure is one of the areas where we have the largest investment deficit in  Read the Rest…

Safe, Maintained and in Good Repair, November 1st, 2011

By Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley Thousands of Marylanders travel our toll facilities every day for work, business, recreation and travel.  Today, new toll rates took effect to help fund the work needed to keep these tunnels, bridges and roadways safe, maintained and in good repair, and to pay for two important projects that will  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Replacement of Beltway Bridge Over Wilkens Avenue in Baltimore County, October 21st, 2011

Three transportation projects on the West Side of the Beltway will improve infrastructure, add $45 million into Maryland’s economy and support nearly 600 jobs   ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 21, 2011) - Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that work is beginning on a $13 million major construction project to replace the inner loop I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) Bridge  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Formal Application for Federal High-Speed Rail Funding, April 5th, 2011

Investment would focus on BWI/MARC/Amtrak Station and replacement of three key rail bridges in northeast Maryland ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 5, 2011)–Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that Maryland has formally submitted two applications for funding under the Federal Railroad Administration’s High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail program for portions of the $2.4 billion made available when Florida Governor  Read the Rest…