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August 28, 2000
NEVER LET it be said the Maryland Department of Transportation stood in the way of progress. When Baltimore-Washington International Airport found it needed parking space -- immediately -- MDOT decided to sacrifice its headquarters for BWI's expansion. So a year and a half from now, 275 employees at transportation headquarters will move. In its place will rise a 12,000-space parking garage. MDOT officials want to stay near the airport. It straddles Maryland's two population centers and is convenient to the Annapolis State House.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
A legislative audit released Wednesday found that Towson University was slow to act when students repeatedly wrote bad tuition checks and that a $4.3 million agreement with the Maryland Department of Transportation circumvented Maryland procurement rules. The audit states that 78 students submitted two or more bad tuition checks worth $650,000 over two or more semesters. If the university had placed the proper holds on their accounts, the repeat offenses couldn't have occurred. The school promised to take "timely and appropriate action against students who are in arrears.
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By DAN BERGER | December 20, 1990
Whoever understands the administration's new policy on minority scholarships gets one.The Soviet Union is playing catch-up with the United States. We had our War Between the States 130 years ago, theirs is about to start.Fortunately, the City Charter prevents elected politicians from meddling in the operation of the schools.Why not merge the state Department of Transportation with MNC financial? MDOT would acquire deposits to turn into asphalt, and the bank would get the power to tax.
BUSINESS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2012
After 35 years in state and local government, Beverley Swaim-Staley announced in April that she would step down as Maryland's secretary of transportation, effective July 1. Appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley in September 2009, Swaim-Staley was the first woman to head MDOT, which has a $3.8 billion budget and more than 9,000 employees. She previously served as deputy transportation secretary, perhaps most memorably in 2001, when she supervised Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
A legislative audit released Wednesday found that Towson University was slow to act when students repeatedly wrote bad tuition checks and that a $4.3 million agreement with the Maryland Department of Transportation circumvented Maryland procurement rules. The audit states that 78 students submitted two or more bad tuition checks worth $650,000 over two or more semesters. If the university had placed the proper holds on their accounts, the repeat offenses couldn't have occurred. The school promised to take "timely and appropriate action against students who are in arrears.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1998
When Maryland Department of Transportation employee Ken Kline put his thinking cap on recently, he devised a plan that saved taxpayers $6.9 million and earned a $20,000 thank you from the state in return.Kline, a financial analyst who specializes in technology, found a way to upgrade the existing human resources personnel system in time for the year 2000 that eliminated the need to buy a new software package.On yesterday, Kline and two other state employees received checks from Gov. Parris N. Glendening through the Governor's Award Program, which rewards state employees for innovative ideas.
NEWS
September 23, 2003
State agencies stress readiness for hurricane On Thursday evening, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) received a telephone call from a Sun editorial writer. State employees had been sent home to safety hours earlier, the Bay Bridge had just been closed for the first time in its 50-year history and MDOT's essential employees had moved into the state emergency operations center. Did The Sun have questions about our preparations for Hurricane Isabel and MDOT's efforts to ensure that Marylanders were warned of travel hazards?
BUSINESS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2012
After 35 years in state and local government, Beverley Swaim-Staley announced in April that she would step down as Maryland's secretary of transportation, effective July 1. Appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley in September 2009, Swaim-Staley was the first woman to head MDOT, which has a $3.8 billion budget and more than 9,000 employees. She previously served as deputy transportation secretary, perhaps most memorably in 2001, when she supervised Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | August 30, 2000
Bill is flying down to Colombia but will not inhale. New home sales up in July, Buy! Consumer confidence down in August. Sell! MDOT is not dot.com, though neither one may take you where you wanted to go. Democracy: In November we get to vote whether George or Al leaves the island. At last there's a tournament Tiger won't win. Of course, it's tennis.
NEWS
December 15, 2003
On December 12, 2003, DOROTHY M."Dot" STARKEY; beloved wife of the late George Leonard "Pete" Moss and Murrel R. Starkey; devoted mother of George Leonard "Len" Moss and Donald Alan Moss; cherished grandmother of Victoria L. Albrecht, Deborah L. Walter, Wendy M. Froehlich, Donald A. Moss, Jr. and Stephen E. Moss; dear great grandmother of Ryan, Jeremy, Brianna, Duncan, Bailey, and Aidan; loving sister of the late Charles M. and Franklin M. Fick. Friends may call at the family owned Evans Chapel of Memories - Parkville Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. A Funeral Service will be held 11 AM Tuesday.
NEWS
August 7, 2008
Md. can't afford to build the ICC In "Road block?" (July 31), state officials and AAA Mid-Atlantic officials lament the loss of transportation revenues as Marylanders drive less as a result of high gas prices. This shortage of funds gives us still another reason to cancel Montgomery County's Intercounty Connector. The Maryland Department of Transportation admits that the ICC would not relieve congestion, and we know it would fuel more sprawl and lead to large increases in driving and greenhouse gas emissions.
NEWS
August 28, 2000
NEVER LET it be said the Maryland Department of Transportation stood in the way of progress. When Baltimore-Washington International Airport found it needed parking space -- immediately -- MDOT decided to sacrifice its headquarters for BWI's expansion. So a year and a half from now, 275 employees at transportation headquarters will move. In its place will rise a 12,000-space parking garage. MDOT officials want to stay near the airport. It straddles Maryland's two population centers and is convenient to the Annapolis State House.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1998
When Maryland Department of Transportation employee Ken Kline put his thinking cap on recently, he devised a plan that saved taxpayers $6.9 million and earned a $20,000 thank you from the state in return.Kline, a financial analyst who specializes in technology, found a way to upgrade the existing human resources personnel system in time for the year 2000 that eliminated the need to buy a new software package.On yesterday, Kline and two other state employees received checks from Gov. Parris N. Glendening through the Governor's Award Program, which rewards state employees for innovative ideas.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | December 20, 1990
Whoever understands the administration's new policy on minority scholarships gets one.The Soviet Union is playing catch-up with the United States. We had our War Between the States 130 years ago, theirs is about to start.Fortunately, the City Charter prevents elected politicians from meddling in the operation of the schools.Why not merge the state Department of Transportation with MNC financial? MDOT would acquire deposits to turn into asphalt, and the bank would get the power to tax.
NEWS
Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
As of 8:55 a.m., Baltimore City police activity was continuing in the 3700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue related to a reported shooting there. Elsewhere around Baltimore, a fairly light rush hour was wrapping up with no major incidents. There was still some utility issue at Wilkens Avenue and the Beltway outer loop affecting the far right shoulder, but it's not involving the travel lanes, according to MDOT. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor light rail delays, with buses and MARC trains on time..
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