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Md. Committees Hear Transportation-Related Bills

Panels of lawmakers in the Maryland House and Senate are expected to hear testimony on several bills designed to alter how the state levies fees to support transportation infrastructure and operation.


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O’Malley Elaborates On Gas Tax Proposal

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to phase in a 6 percent sales tax on gasoline includes money for local road repairs, rules to make it harder to shift transportation dollars to other purposes and a mechanism to delay implementing the tax if gas prices spike.


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Md. House Committee To Consider Transportation Trust Fund Lock

The Maryland House Appropriations Committee will consider arguments for shuttering access to money used to pay for transportation projects.


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Lawmakers Move Ahead To Protect Trust Fund

While Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to protect transportation dollars from being used to fill state budget gaps remains unclear, lawmakers are moving forward with attempts to block access to the state’s languishing Transportation Trust Fund.


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Supporters Of Gas Tax Hike Cite Necessary Improvements To Md. Transportation

The prospect of a gas tax hike this year stirs Marylanders to action. Demonstrations on both sides have already started.


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O’Malley’s Remarks About Possible Sales Tax Increase Worry Business Owners

Controversial remarks by the governor on a radio show have some business owners on edge, worried they could see the sales tax go up once again.


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Md. Lawmakers Face Decision To Raise Taxes To Balance Budget

Money woes. Taxpayers may want to get a grip on their wallets as the governor tackles the state’s budget deficit.


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Panel Formalizes Transportation Funding Proposal

Proposed taxes and fees aimed at raising more than $800 million in new transportation revenue annually in Maryland headed toward the Legislature and Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday, as a state commission formally approved a plan to increase the state’s gas tax by 15 cents over three years.


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Howard Co. Bus Driver Fired For Safety Issue

Students are left scared and screaming. Parents in Howard County say a school bus driver is to blame and it’s all caught on tape.



Senate Panel Hears Transportation Revenue Options

The chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee says it will be very difficult to address a $1 billion budget deficit and raise substantial revenue for rising transportation needs, unless Gov. Martin O’Malley includes revenue increases in his budget proposal in January.


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Panel Warned Of Transportation Funding Uncertainty

A panel of Maryland lawmakers was warned not to expect nearly as much help from Washington as in the past to pay for highways and transit.



Metro Adding More Than 150 New Hybrid Buses

Metro is touting new hybrid-electric buses that the transit agency says will be more reliable and more fuel efficient.





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