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January 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Rahn Says Residents Should Anticipate Minor Delays for Purple Line Project

The Purple Line is still on track to begin service in 2022 but it may not be exactly in the spring as predicted since project leaders are anticipating some delays, according to Maryland Secretary of Transportation, Peter Rahn. “We do expect there to be some movement of the revenue service date but I do not anticipate […]

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November 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rahn Provides Some Answers on I-270, I-495 Projects

When Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled his $9 billion traffic congestion relief plan he left a lot of questions unanswered. What was he going to do with the American Legion Bridge? Why add four lanes to I-270 when two reversible lanes could satisfy? How can the state expand the Capital Beltway when homes, parks and Holy […]

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November 16, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 16 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Planning Board meeting: The Planning Board meets today and on the agenda is the Hillandale Gateway Sketch Plan to allow a 430,175-square-foot multi-family residential building within the White Oak Science Gateway  Master Plan area. See the full agenda, here. 2. Online discussion: County Executive Ike Leggett holds […]

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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets the Media, Nov. 13 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner discusses the appointment of Marlene Michaelson to council administrator, the minimum wage, the LaHood document on Metro and Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn’s visit to a council committee this week.

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

MVA Launches Digital Driver’s License Pilot Program

Officials with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration have announced the launch of a new digital driver’s license pilot program. “We are proud to be on the leading edge of testing technology that will deliver the driver’s license of the future,” MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn said. “This innovative technology will increase customer convenience […]

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May 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: State Transportation Chief Orders Contracts, Hiring for Purple Line Suspended

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn ordered Purple Line Transit Partners, the company chosen to build and operate the Purple Line light-rail transit link, to suspend new construction contracts and freeze hiring of construction staff. The order is one of seven steps Rahn took because of an “unknown timeline for appeal” and dwindling resources. PLTP also […]

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April 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Councilmembers Want More Info About State’s Plan to Reduce Congestion on I-270

The Montgomery County Council wants more information about the state’s plan to reduce congestion along the I-270 corridor and they are asking state leaders to do more. In a letter dated April 18 and addressed to Governor Larry Hogan and Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, all nine council members request “technical documentation” about the I-270 Innovative […]

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April 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

State Urges Drivers to Slow Down in Work Zones

Roadway workers risk their lives every day servicing the many highway construction projects in progress. But with increased traffic, fatal crashes are on the rise in work zones, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. Federal and state officials gathered at an active construction site at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road on Tuesday to mark Work […]

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January 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MVA Expands Call Center Hours

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is expanding its call-center hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. “Our administration is committed to making state government work for the people – not the other way around,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. “This expansion will give citizens more access to MVA services […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

New Motor Vehicle Laws, Including Noah’s Law, Take Effect on Oct. 1

A number of motor vehicle laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2016 session go into effect on Saturday, October 1. The list of new laws impacting Maryland drivers includes the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, also known as Noah’s Law, which was signed into law by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on […]

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