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December 21, 2000
The Maryland Transportation Authority will conduct its first sobriety checkpoint today north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza on Interstate 95. At the checkpoint, transportation police will distribute information about the laws and penalties governing driving while intoxicated. Motorists suspected of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be arrested and prosecuted, police said.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
One of the two bores carrying northbound Interstate 95 traffic through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore will be closed for several hours on Sunday morning for Special Olympics Maryland's sixth annual 5-kilometer run and walk fundraiser. More than 900 walkers and runners are expected to take part in the event in the right hand northbound tunnel bore, the proceeds of which support Special Olympics Maryland's work providing athletic training and events for children and adults in the state who have intellectual disabilities.
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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | June 12, 2013
There will be no two-way operations on the Bay Bridge during Wednesday rush hour so workers can prepare for severe weather later Wednesday and Thursday. The Maryland Transportation Authority cautioned of potential traffic delays as one lane of eastbound traffic is directed to the westbound span so crews remove the painting tarps. Severe storms are forecast for Maryland overnight Wednesday and through Thursday.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Maryland Transportation Authority officials are warning of an email phishing scam that asks E-ZPass holders to pay their toll debts online. The MdTA posted a sample of one of the phony emails, which claimed that the driver was "in arrears" and instructed the driver to "service your debt in the shortest possible time. " The MdTA says this is a scam email that seeks to obtain personal information and should be deleted. E-ZPass never asks for personal information in an email. Anyone receiving such an email can report it to the E-ZPass Maryland Customer Service Center at 888-321-6824.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
The Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company is at the scene of a Monday morning motor vehicle crash in Joppa. One vehicle was overturned in the accident, which occurred in the 1500 block of Stockton Road, according to the fire company. Elsewhere, debris in the roadway has resulted in the closure of a southbound lane and shoulder on MD-24 near Sharon Road in Harford County. As of 9:08 a.m., all lanes have reopened on northbound Interstate 95 near MD 543 in Harford County following a vehicle fire, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2012
A benefit motorcycle ride and a NASCAR race in Dover, Del., are expected to create heavy traffic this weekend at the Bay Bridge, the Maryland Transportation Authority said Wednesday. About 600 motorcyclists will cross the span at about 10 a.m. Saturday as part of the Ride Across Maryland event to benefit Komen for the Cure. Officials will direct participants to the far-right side of the toll plaza before allowing them to cross. In addition, eastbound traffic is expected to increase throughout the weekend as fans travel to and from the Sprint Cup race.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
All lanes have been reopened on the westbound Bay Bridge with the clearing of an early morning accident with injury on Wednesday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. MdTA first reported the multi-vehicle crash at 3:53 a.m., stating that the left and center lanes were blocked. At around 7:30 a.m., MdTA reported that units were clearing the accident and delays stretched two-and-a-half miles. MdTA reported the crash cleared around 8:04 a.m. A crash with injury on I-95 South at Exit 35 - MD 216/Scaggsville Road has the left lanes and left shoulder closed at 9:30 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
One of the two bores carrying northbound Interstate 95 traffic through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore will be closed for several hours on Sunday morning for Special Olympics Maryland's sixth annual 5-kilometer run and walk fundraiser. More than 900 walkers and runners are expected to take part in the event in the right hand northbound tunnel bore, the proceeds of which support Special Olympics Maryland's work providing athletic training and events for children and adults in the state who have intellectual disabilities.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
A New York man wanted for murder was stopped by police after a fixed license plate reader on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County alerted authorities to his location. Keith Howard, 63, of Astoria, N.Y., was stopped by a Maryland Transportation Authority officer after a license plate reader near the Fort McHenry Tunnel detected his license plate Oct. 10, said transportation authority spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green. Howard's vehicle had been flagged by New York authorities, who identified him as a suspect in stabbing death of his tenant, Karla Shah Boguwalski, 39, on Oct. 2, according to The New York Daily News, which first reported the story.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears | September 3, 1998
Transportation equipmentPut away your Tonka trucks and see the real things this weekend at an exhibit by the Maryland Department of Transportation at Cranberry Mall. See heavy transportation equipment, including snowplows, dump trucks and $ early-response vehicles, inside and outside the mall. Meet the operators of the machinery and learn how the pieces function. View videos that explain transportation services in Maryland, check your own driving records and meet and speak with representatives from the State Highway Administration, Maryland Transportation Authority, Mass Transit Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration, Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland Aviation Administration.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
The Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company is at the scene of a Monday morning motor vehicle crash in Joppa. One vehicle was overturned in the accident, which occurred in the 1500 block of Stockton Road, according to the fire company. Elsewhere, debris in the roadway has resulted in the closure of a southbound lane and shoulder on MD-24 near Sharon Road in Harford County. As of 9:08 a.m., all lanes have reopened on northbound Interstate 95 near MD 543 in Harford County following a vehicle fire, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
All lanes have been reopened on the westbound Bay Bridge with the clearing of an early morning accident with injury on Wednesday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. MdTA first reported the multi-vehicle crash at 3:53 a.m., stating that the left and center lanes were blocked. At around 7:30 a.m., MdTA reported that units were clearing the accident and delays stretched two-and-a-half miles. MdTA reported the crash cleared around 8:04 a.m. A crash with injury on I-95 South at Exit 35 - MD 216/Scaggsville Road has the left lanes and left shoulder closed at 9:30 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2014
Frank J. "Gus" Vogel, an official of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, died of cancer Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Chase resident was 60. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Frank John Vogel and Margaret Vogel. He was a graduate of Parkville High School, where he played baseball and football. He earned an associate's degree at Essex Community College. Mr. Vogel was a statistician for an insurance business before joining the Maryland Transportation Authority Police in 1993.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2013
Bruce Gartner served as acting executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority for seven months before being named permanently to the position last month. That was probably a good thing because the Annapolis resident needs to hit the ground running. The independent state agency, which owns and operates all of the state's toll roads, bridges and tunnels, is in the midst of a six-year, multibillion-dollar capital program and is gearing up to introduce major changes to the state's highway system, including new express toll lanes on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
The new express toll lanes set to open next year along Interstate 95 north of Baltimore are not popular among the residents who have shared their opinion with the Maryland Transportation Authority. Of the 73 public responses submitted, mostly online, to the authority since it released its proposed toll rates in September and asked for feedback, 80 percent were in opposition, according to a final summary of the public's responses released last week. Another 19 percent were considered "neutral" comments, and just 1 percent supported the project.
NEWS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
Crash experts from the National Transportation Safety Board were at a Glen Burnie salvage yard Thursday morning to look at the three vehicles involved in the Bay Bridge accident that catapulted a young woman and her car into the water. At the same time, state officials - including Gov. Martin O'Malley - went on the offensive to reassure the public that the 61-year-old bridge is safe and that they would implement any recommendations made by the NTSB. The federal inspectors spent more than two hours in the fenced-in lot at North County Towing and Recovery, looking at wreckage from the crash.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2012
Traffic on the Bay and Key bridges will be temporarily stopped Wednesday afternoon as tugboats push a cargo ship carrying four massive cranes beneath the spans on the way to the port of Baltimore, the Maryland Transportation Authority said Monday. Coast Guard and state transportation officials were concerned that motorists would become distracted by the sight of the 14-story-tall cranes approaching the bridges and stop to gawk or cause an accident. The cranes stand 178 feet high.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
I don't agree with Marta Mossburg's usual columns in The Sun, but on the matter of toll collection, I can't help but agree ("In toll crackdown, punishment doesn't fit the crime," Jan. 30). This is government for, by and of the people just taking advantage of ordinary folks. What makes it so bad is that this kind of penalty fee gouging is rampant in our society. Bank fees and the stretching of speed camera laws in Baltimore City, which goes well beyond the stated goal of protecting schoolchildren, are other prime examples.
NEWS
July 23, 2013
It was unsurprising to learn that AAA Mid-Atlantic has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate last Friday's crash at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge that propelled a car 27 feet down over the side. The driver survived, but not easily — as the vehicle sank in 10-foot waters, she had to extricate herself from her seat belt, wriggle out a broken window and swim to nearby rocks. It was a harrowing ordeal for Morgan Lake, the Southern Maryland driver who was not at fault in the crash, and it touched on the worst fears of every motorist who has ever crossed the 4.3-mile span, which rises to 186 feet above the bay between Sandy Point and Kent Island.
NEWS
By a Baltimore Sun reporter | June 12, 2013
There will be no two-way operations on the Bay Bridge during Wednesday rush hour so workers can prepare for severe weather later Wednesday and Thursday. The Maryland Transportation Authority cautioned of potential traffic delays as one lane of eastbound traffic is directed to the westbound span so crews remove the painting tarps. Severe storms are forecast for Maryland overnight Wednesday and through Thursday.
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