BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that Maryland will move to all cashless tolling and announced some other changes to Motor Vehicle Administration operations to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The Maryland Transportation Authority will close all of its customer service centers, move to 100 percent cashless tolling statewide.READ MORE: Steven Melton Indicted In Fatal Shooting of Dominic Carr in Baltimore
Emissions Centers will eventually be turned into drive through testing centers @wjz
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) March 17, 2020
All emissions testing sites will cease operations on inspections and instead be repurposed into drive-thru coronavirus testing sites.
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Other changes Hogan announced — officials are also reducing all hours at the MVA and suspending all non-commercial driving license tests.
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Hogan discouraged Marylanders from traveling and said BWI Marshall Airport would take immediate steps to enact increased social distancing and is discouraging anyone to enter the terminal unless they are a traveling passenger or reporting to a job, eliminating check-in lines, and changing hours of operation to allow for deeper cleaning of the terminal.
BWI airport will also implement changes so that large groups of people will not be gathered in confined places. The airport will also have deep cleaning. @wjz
— Avajoye Burnett (@AvajoyeWJZ) March 17, 2020
In addition, there will only be carry-out options at the BWI Airport for those traveling.
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