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Losing bidder on project to design Maryland toll lanes on Beltway, I-270 asks judge to review bid protest

A bid team led by Spanish firm Cintra has alleged that the winning bidder used "unrealistic" construction cost estimates
  • Sep 17, 2021

Montgomery planners grant more time for Takoma Park development proposal fought by Md. comptroller

Supporters of a new two-story building say they question Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s influence in meetings with state highway officials.
  • Sep 15, 2021
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Inside the newsroom on 9/11

Watching the chaotic end of America’s longest war, we’ve been thinking a lot about the terrorist attack that set it in motion. We interviewed colleagues who covered 9/11 to try to make sense of how that day changed the country and the world.
  • Sep 10, 2021

African American gravesites detected near the Capital Beltway will be spared in road-widening plans

Moses Morningstar Cemetery, with graves dating to the 1890s, was separated from its church when the Beltway was built.
  • Sep 9, 2021

New Purple Line contractor should be in place by February, Maryland transit officials say

The light-rail line’s new opening date and cost to complete construction probably will be known in December.
  • Sep 8, 2021

County officials say Maryland governor made ‘empty’ threats to get toll lanes plan approved

MDOT’s draft budget shows it never intended to build projects that it said would be cut if the highway widening plan stalled, critics say.
  • Sep 3, 2021

Returning to offices, rethinking commutes

Time lost traveling to and from the office once seemed unavoidable. But some workers say telework has made them see how unnecessary the commute has become.
  • Sep 2, 2021

Maryland board approves first contract to design toll lanes for Beltway, I-270

The contract gives Australian firms Transurban and Macquarie right of first refusal to build and operate the lanes over 50 years.
  • Aug 11, 2021

Cracked interstate bridge over Mississippi River reopens after nearly three months of repairs

The span was shut down abruptly in May after inspectors called 911 to report a crack in a steel beam.
  • Aug 3, 2021

More workers are returning to the office. The pandemic-era commute might be changed forever.

Continued teleworking could ease traffic congestion, experts say, but only if commuters don’t shy away from mass transit.
  • Jul 30, 2021