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MDOT Office of Public Affairs 2009 Press Releases
DECEMBER 2009
December 14 - Governor O’Malley
opens the $107 million interchange
at I-70 and Buckeystown Pike,
the new “Gateway to Frederick.”
To view more photos from the
I-70 Opening Event,
click here.
Gov. O'Malley Opens New I-70 Gateway to Frederick
Governor speaking at Aberdeen Proving Grounds BRAC event.
December 11 - Governor Martin O’Malley
and APG Commander Colonel
Orlando W. Ortiz announce
the first BRAC-related
improvement project to move
to construction in Harford County.
 
December 22, 2009 - VAN HOLLEN, CARDIN, MIKULSKI, JOIN WIHT STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS TO ANNOUNCE $300 MILLION FOR ESSENTIAL BRAC TRAFFIC FIX IN NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
December 18, 2009 - BWI THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT PREPARES FOR EXPECTED STRONG WINTER STORM
December 18, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION PREPARES FOR MAJOR WINTER STORM IN MARYLAND
December 18, 2009 - MTA GEARS UP FOR WEEKEND SNOW EVENT
December 18, 2009 - METRO TO OPERATE EXTRA BUS SERVICE IN ANTICIPATION OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S TRAVEL TO BWI AND DULLES AIRPORTS
December 17, 2009 - ICC TOLLING PLAN ANNOUNCED
December 17, 2009 - INCREASE TO THE PERSONAL NET WORTH CAP FOR CERTIFIED MBE FIRMS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2010
December 15, 2009 - PORT AUTO BUSINESS TO RECEIVE BOOST IN 2010
December 14, 2009 - PORT ADMINISTRATION WINS AWARD FOR SCHOOLYARD GREENING PROJECT 
December 14, 2009 - GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY OPENS NEW $107 MILLION GATEWAY TO FREDERICK
December 11, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR BRAC ROAD PROJECT TO MOVE TO CONSTRUCTION IN HARFORD COUNTY
December 03, 2009 - MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCES STEP FORWARD FOR LAUREL TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
December 02, 2009 - SECRETARY SWAIM-STALEY APPOINTS TRANSIT VETERAN TO HEAD THE MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
NOVEMBER 2009
November 20 - Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown join
Chris Lee, Chairman of Ports America Chesapeake (Left), in announcing
a 50-year public private partnership
to improve Seagirt Marine Terminal
at the Port of Baltimore.
To view more photos from the
Governor's Ports America announcement, click here.
Governor at Ports America Announcement
Record number of passengers cruise from Baltimore
November 3 - Record number
of passengers use
the Port of Baltimore's
convenient cruise terminal
located just off I-95 
near downtown Baltimore.
November 24, 2009 - METRO TO OPERATE EXTRA BUS SERVICE IN ANTICIPATION OF THANKSGIVING WEEK TRAVEL TO BWI AND DULLES AIRPORTS
November 23, 2009 - BUSY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY ANTICIPATED AT MARYLAND’S TOLL FACILITIES
November 20, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES 50-YEAR CONTRACT WITH PORTS AMERICA TO OPERATE PORT OF BALTIMORE’S SEAGIRT MARINE TERMINAL
November 19, 2009 - MTA'S THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SERVICE
November 18, 2009 - MVA ANNOUNCES THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE
November 12, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION IMPROVE MD 410 INTERSECTIONS IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
November 10, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION IMPROVES MD 65 INTERSECTION AT MD 63 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
November 10, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION IMPROVES MD 26 INTERSECTION WITH KLEE MILL /
OLD LIBERTY ROADS IN CARROLL COUNTY

November 05, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION RESURFACES SECTION OF US 1 IN CECIL COUNTY
November 05, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION WIDENS SMALL SECTION OF MD 212 IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
November 03, 2009 - PORT OF BALTIMORE CRUISES PAST ANNUAL PASSENGER RECORD
November 02, 2009 - STATE EXTENDS WARNING PERIOD FOR AUTOMATED SPEED CAMERA ENFORCEMENT PILOT PROGRAM
OCTOBER 2009

October 28 - Governor O'Malley and
Lt. Governor Brown talk to workers at
P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc. in Baltimore about jobs supported by the
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act.

T
o view more photos from the
Governor's ARRA Jobs announcement,
click here.

Governor speaking to workers at P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc. about jobs supported by ARRA.
October 30, 2009 - NEW AND "EZ" TRFFIC PATTERN FOR KEY BRIDGE TOLL PLAZA
October 28, 2009 - GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY RELEASES MARYLAND'S RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT JOBS REPORT
October 27, 2009 - METRO TO HOST PUBLIC FORUMS IN MARYLAND ON PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2011 BUDGET
October 26, 2009 - POLICE SECURITY CHECKPOINTS AT MARC STATIONS
October 23, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION PLANTS NEARLY 15,000 TREES ON MARYLAND'S EASTERN SHORE
October 22, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION RESURFACES MD 404 IN CAROLINE COUNTY
October 21, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TEMPORARILY CLOSES RIGHT LANE ON SOUTHBOUND US 13 BRIDGE AT THE MARYLAND/VIRGINIA BORDER
October 13, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO CLOSE MD 90 BRIDGE INTO OCEAN CITY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
October 09, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION CLOSING MD 214 RAMP AT I-95/I-495 FOR THREE NIGHTS IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
October 09, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION IMPROVES SAFETY ALONG MD 32 IN HOWARD COUNTY
October 09, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION MOVES FORWARD ON CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CHARLES STREET BRIDGE OVER I-695
October 08, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION ENHANCES PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN DORCHESTER, SOMERSET AND WORCESTER COUNTIES
October 07, 2009 - MARYLAND ANNOUNCES NEW SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL GRANTS ON EVE OF NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
October 06, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION GOES GREEN THROUGHOUT CENTRAL MARYLAND
October 06, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION CLOSES MD 90 BRIDGE INTO OCEAN CITY FOR TWO MONTHS STARTING NEXT WEEK
SEPTEMBER 2009
September 30, 2009 - NEW TEXTING LAW EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1
September 30, 2009 - TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY SWAIM-STALEY DEMONSTRATES HOW AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT WORKS
September 30, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION IMPOSES EMERGENCY WEIGHT RESTRICTION ON MD 90 BRIDGE INTO OCEAN CITY TODAY
September 30, 2009 - NEW STATE LAW TO PROTECT YOUNG DRIVERS TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2009
September 28, 2009
- GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY, STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS VACCINATED FOR SEASONAL FLU
September 28, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS NEXT PHASE OF MD 404 WIDENING PROJECT
September 28, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION RESURFACES ROADS THROUGHOUT PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
September 25, 2009 - NEXT PHASE OF I-95/MD 24 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS
September 24, 2009 - MTA AWARDED FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
September 23, 2009 - MDTA ANNOUNCES PROPOSED ICC TOLLING PLAN
September 21, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO BEGIN RESURFACING PROJECT IN CECIL COUNTY
September 18, 2009 - SECRETARY SWAIM-STALEY ANNOUNCES MAA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TIM CAMPBELL TO RETIRE
September 16, 2009
 - ULMAN AND O'MALLEY ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCE SAFETY CHANGES TO ME ROUTE 32
September 15, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION RESURFACES SECTION OF US 50 IN DORCHESTER COUNTY
September 15, 2009 
- STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION RESURFACES THREE MILES OF SOUTHBOUND US 29 IN HOWARD COUNTY
September 15, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION MAKES REPAIRS TO TRUCK WEIGH / INSPECTION STATIONS THROUGHOUT MARYLAND
September 15, 2009 - GOVERNOR O'MALLEY RESTORES FUNDING FOR CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION STUDY IN WESTERN MARYLAND
September 14, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF MARYLAND’S FIRST STATEWIDE FREIGHT PLAN
September 10, 2009 - MARYLAND CONTINUES TO MAXIMIZE FEDERAL RECOVERY FUNDING FOR NEEDED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
September 09, 2009 - GOVERNOR O'MALLEY AND BWI THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT CELEBRATE NEW SERVICE FROM JETBLUE AIRWAYS
September 08, 2009 - GOVERNOR O'MALLEY APPOINTS HAROLD M. BARTLETT DEPUTY TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY
September 03, 2009 - MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRAFFIC PROJECTIONS
September 01, 2009 - GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY APPOINTS BEVERLEY SWAIM-STALEY AS HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
AUGUST 2009
Governors O'Malley and Hughes unveil brass plaque

August 9 - Governor O'Malley and
former Governor Harry Hughes
unveil a brass plaque as the
MD 404 bridge over the Choptank River
is named for Governor Hughes.

To view more Hughes Bridge Dedication event photos, click here.

August 4 - County Executives
Jack Johnson (Prince George's) and
Ike Leggett (Montgomery)
join Governor O'Malley and
Lt. Governor Brown for
announcement of the Purple Line.

To view more Purple and Red Line Event photos, click here.

 
Governor & Lt Governor at Purple Line Announcement
August 31, 2009 - MTA, SHA ADMINISTRATORS PROVIDE STATUS OF I-270 MULTI-MODAL CORRIDOR STUDY
August 31, 2009
- BAY BRIDGE WESTBOUND RE-DECKING RESUMES
August 27, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS RESURFACING PROJECT ALONG MD 302 IN QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY
August 26, 2009 - MARYLAND RECEIVES NEARLY $6 MILLION IN CLEAN CITIES GRANT FUNDING TO SUPPORT HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES
August 24, 2009 - GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES MARYLAND’S REQUEST FOR FEDERAL HIGH-SPEED RAIL FUNDS
August 19, 2009 - MARYLAND HONORED WITH EXEMPLARY ECOSYSTEM INITIATIVE AWARD
August 09, 2009 - GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY DEDICATES BRIDGE TO FORMER GOVERNOR HARRY R. HUGHES
August 04, 2009 - GOVERNOR O'MALLEY ANNOUNCES RED LINE LOCALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE
August 04, 2009 - GOVERNOR O'MALLEY ANNOUNCES PURPLE LINE LOCALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE
JULY 2009

July 31, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS STIMULUS HIGHWAY RESURFACING PROJECT ALONG US 40 IN HARFORD COUNTY
July 31, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO RESURFACE I-495 (CAPITAL BELTWAY) BETWEEN THE AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE AND I-270 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
July 30, 2009 - HATEM BRIDGE PRESERVATION PROJECT PROGRESSES TO NEXT STAGE
July 29, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO RESURFACE NINE MILES OF ROADWAY IN HOWARD COUNTY
July 29, 2009 - STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY REGARDING MARYLAND'S TOP IN THE NATION STATUS ECONOMIC STIMULUS REPORTING
July 29, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO RESURFACE TWO MILES ALONG MD 214 IN CAPITOL HEIGHTS
July 24, 2009 - CONTRACTORS HUNGRY FOR STIMULUS
July 24, 2009 - PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD DRAWING TO CLOSE FOR I-270 CORRIDOR MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION STUDY
July 23, 2009 - MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENT NAMED MDTA DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
July 21, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO RESURFACE SECTION OF US 50 IN EASTON, TALBOT COUNTY
July 20, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TAKES ONE SMALL STEP TO RENEWABLE POWER AND ONE GIANT LEAP TOWARD ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY
July 15, 2009
- EPA AWARDS $16.1 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDS TO PROJECTS IN PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, AND MARYLAND TO REDUCE DIESEL EMISSIONS AND CREATE JOBS
July 15, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS STIMULUS HIGHWAY RESURFACING PROJECT ALONG I-83 IN BALTIMORE COUNTY
July 15, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO RESURFACE TEN MILES OF ROADWAY THROUGHOUT CARROLL COUNTY
July 15, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE MD 222 PARK AND RIDE FACILITY IN PERRYVILLE, CECIL COUNTY
July 06, 2009
- STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO RESURFACE  A SECTION OF US 219 NORTH IN GARRETT COUNTYSTATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION PROJECT ALONG US 301 CORRIDOR ON THE EASTERN SHORE
July 02, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO RESURFACE  A SECTION OF US 219 NORTH IN GARRETT COUNTY
July 01, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO RESURFACE NEARLY 13 MILES OF ROADWAY IN FREDERICK COUNTY

JUNE 2009

June 30, 2009 - PORT ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES TWO BIDDERS IN CONSIDERATION TO OPERATE SEAGIRT MARINE TERMINAL 
June 30, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO BEGIN RESURFACING ALONG MD 193 BETWEEN VEIRS MILL ROAD AND ARCOLA AVENUE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
June 28, 2009 - GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES ‘SMART SITES’ ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY INVESTMENT
June 26, 2009 - VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN APPLAUDS MARYLAND FOR MEETING RECOVERY ACT MILESTONE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
June 25, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS STIMULUS RESURFACING PROJECTS IN ST. MARY'S COUNTY
June 24, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO BEGIN RESURFACING PROJECTS IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
June 24, 2009
- INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL ISSUES RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING MdTA BRIDGE AND TUNNEL INSPECTION PROGRAM
June 24, 2009 - MDTA BRIDGE AND TUNNEL INSPECTION PROGRAM PEER REVIEW REPORT
June 19, 2009 - UPDATE:  PORT OF BALTIMORE SETS ANOTHER RECORD FOR MOST CRUISE PASSENGERS ON SINGLE SAILING
June 19, 2009 - NEW PARKING LOT OPENS TO ASSIST WITH BOOMING PORT OF BALTIMORE CRUISE BUSINESS
June 18, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO BEGIN STIMULUS RESURFACING PROJECTS IN CAROLINE COUNTY
June 17, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS STIMULUS RESURFACING PROJECTS IN KENT COUNTY
June 17, 2009 - FOURTH ANNUAL NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, JUNE 18TH
June 15, 2009 - LT. GOVERNOR BROWN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL BRAC ZONES
June 12, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS STIMULUS RESURFACING PROJECTS IN QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY
June 12, 2009 - RECORD YEAR IN 2008 FOR PORT OF BALTIMORE
June 09, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS STIMULUS RESURFACING PROJECTS IN TALBOT COUNTY
June 09, 2009 - PORT OF BALTIMORE SETS RECORED FOR MOST CRUISE PASSENGERS ON SINGLE SAILING
June 08, 2009
- MARYLAND MOVES FORWARD WITH ONE MILLION TREE INITIATIVE
June 06, 2009 - PEDALS AND PEDESTRIANS – NEW WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE TRAIL AND POTOMAC RIVER WATERFRONT COMMUNITY PARK OPENS ON NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
June 05, 2009 - MTA AND SHA ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF I-270/US 15 MULTI-MODAL CORRIDOR STUDY
June 05, 2009 - MTA BEGINS $2.3 MILLION UPGRADES OF FALLS ROAD LIGHT RAIL PARKING
June 04, 2009 - PORT WELCOMES NEW FAR EAST SERVICE
June 02, 2009 - PANAMA CANAL AND MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION FORGE TIES TO INCREASE ECONOMIC GROWTH

MAY 2009
Governor delivers first MARC "green" locomotive.

May 6 - Governor Martin O'Malley
delivers the first of 26
'Green' locomotives
that will power the
MARC commuter rail fleet
.
To view more MARC photos, click here.

May 29, 2009 - GROWING….NOT MOWING
May 28, 2009 - WMATA'S JOHN CATOE NAMED NATION'S TOP PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MANAGER
May 28, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES BEVERLEY SWAIM-STALEY TO SERVE AS ACTING TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY
May 27, 2009 - MARYLAND RECOGNIZED AS A BICYCLE-FRIENDLY STATE HONORABLE MENTION
May 27, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS STIMULUS RESURFACING PROJECTS IN CHARLES COUNTY
May 22, 2009
- GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHING INTERNAL STATE SAFETY CAMPAIGN (VIEW EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2009.08: "BE A DRIVING FORCE FOR SAFETY" PROGRAM FOR STATE EMPLOYEES)
May 21, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS STIMULUS RESURFACING PROJECTS IN CALVERT COUNTY
May 20, 2009
- MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION PREPARES FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY TRAVEL
May 19, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY MAKES SCHOOL ZONES AND HIGHWAY WORK AREAS SAFER FOR ALL
May 19, 2009 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND KICKS OFF 2009 SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON
May 15, 2009
- STATE CENTER DEVELOPMENT TEAM ADDS KEY MEMBER AS PROJECT PREPARES TO MOVE FORWARD
May 14, 2009 - MARYLAND SHOWCASES HOW $1.73 MILLION IN RECOVERY FUNDS WILL TACKLE DIESEL POLLUTION
May 13, 2009 - NEW RAMP FROM EASTBOUND I-695 TO SOUTHBOUND I-95 TO OPEN (VIEW I-95 EXPRESS TOLL LANES MAILER)
May 13, 2009 - SUMMARY OF RED LINE AA/DEIS PUBLIC HEARING COMMENTS NOW ONLINE
May 13, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION PROJECT ALONG I-95 CORRIDOR IN HOWARD AND PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTIES
May 12, 2009 - MAYOR DIXON, TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY PORCARI JOIN BALTIMORE INDUSTRIAL GROUP LEADERS, PORT EXECUTIVES AND UNION REPS  CELEBRATE THE SIGNING OF THE MIZOD BILL
May 12, 2009 - MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAMED “MOST SUPPORTIVE GOVERNMENT AGENCY FOR MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE”
May 11, 2009 - OPENING A WINDOW INTO THE PAST: MARYLAND ARCHAEOLOGISTS SEEK ANSWERS TO BLADENSBURG’S ROLE IN THE WAR OF 1812 VIEW RELEASE DESCRIBING DC CHANNEL 4 STORY ON THE BLADENSBURG EVENT
May 08, 2009
- STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO IMPROVE SAFETY AT MD 80 INTERSECTION WITH IJAMSVILLE/BIG WOODS ROADS IN FREDERICK COUNTY
May 07, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO INSTALL MEDIAN GUARDRAIL ALONG I-68 IN WESTERN MARYLAND
May 07, 2009
- STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO BEGIN RESURFACING PROJECT ALONG MD 90 IN WORCESTER COUNTY
May 06, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY UNVEILS NEW “GREEN” LOCOMOTIVES FOR MARC COMMUTER RAIL FLEET
May 06, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO CLEAN AND PAINT EIGHT BRIDGES IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
May 04, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS PROJECT TO CLEAN AND PAINT 10 BRIDGES IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

APRIL 2009
MSC and POB extend contract

April 30 - Governor O'Malley
and Nicola Arena, Board Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of MSC,
sign a six-year contract extension
between MSC and
the Port of Baltimore
as Port Workers look on.
To view more MSC photos, click here
.

April 28 - Governor O'Malley
receives an update on the ICC
and SHA's environmental
stewardship plan for the project
from Melinda Peters,
ICC Project Director.
To view more ICC photos click here
.

Governor getting update on ICC project and SHA's environmental stewardship.
Maryland Pride of Baltimore greets Carnival Pride
April 27 - The cruise ship
Carnival Pride
is greeted by Maryland's
Pride of Baltimore
as Carnival begins
year-round sailings
from the Port of Baltimore

April 22 - Vice President Biden,
Governor O'Malley and
Senator Cardin promote the use
of alternatively fueled vehicles,
including transit buses,
on Earth Day 2009.
To view more Earth Dayphotos,
 click here.

VP Biden, Gov O'Malley & Sen Cardin on Earth Day

April 30, 2009 - GOVERNOR O'MALLEY AND PORT OF BALTIMORE SIGN NEW AGREEMENT KEEPING JOBS IN MARYLAND
April 28, 2009 - GOVERNOR O"MALLEY TOURS THE INTERCOUNTY CONNECTOR PROJECT.  READ STORY FORM THE DAILY RECORD PUBLISHED 4/29/09.
April 27, 2009 - CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES, PORT OF BALTIMORE COMMEMORATE LAUNCH OF CITY’S FIRST YEAR-ROUND CRUISE PROGRAM
April 23, 2009 - JETBLUE TO OFFER FLIGHTS FROM BOSTON TO BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON
April 22, 2009 - ON EARTH DAY VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN ANNOUNCES $300 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDS FOR CLEAN CITIES PROGRAM
April 22, 2009 - LT. GOVERNOR BROWN CELEBRATES EARTH DAY BY OPENING A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
April 17, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO BEGIN SAFETY AND RESURFACING PROJECT ALONG NORTHBOUND I-270 IN FREDERICK COUNTY
April 16, 2009 - NEW LAW REQUIRES PROOF OF LEGAL PRESENCE TO RECEIVE A MARYLAND DRIVER’S LICENSE OR ID CARD
April 16, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY, BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVE ECONOMIC RECOVERY PROJECTS TO IMPROVE BALTIMORE METRO SUBWAY
April 15, 2009 - PORT ADMINISTRATION TO ISSUE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR OPERATION OF SEAGIRT MARINE TERMINAL 
April 14, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO RESURFACE MD 135 IN GARRETT COUNTY
April 10, 2009 - STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR O'MALLEY: PRESIDENT OBAMA'S INTENT TO NOMINATE SECRETARY PORCARI AS DEPUTY SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
April 10, 2009 - PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES MORE KEY ADMINISTRATION POSTS
April 07, 2009- STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS RESURFACING PROJECTS IN SOMERSET COUNTY
April 07, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS RESURFACING PROJECTS IN DORCHESTER COUNTY
April 02, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY, BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVE ECONOMIC RECOVERY PROJECT TO IMPROVE MARC SYSTEM
April 01, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO RESURFACE US 219 IN GARRETT COUNTY

MARCH 2009

Governor greets students at Phase 2 announcement

March 19 - Governor O'Malley
greets students at
S.A.C.R.E.D. Life Academy for Boys
in Capitol Heights
where he announced
Phase II transportation
recovery projects.
To view more ARRA photos click here.

March 26, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES $15 MILLION PROJECT FOR BWI AIRPORT
March 26, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES MARYLAND IS FIRST IN THE NATION TO REACH RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT MILESTONE
March 26, 2009 - SECRETARY PORCARI OUTLINES ECONOMIC RECOVERY SUPPORT FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
March 25, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY WELCOMES SECOND YEAR ROUND CRUISE PROVIDER FROM PORT OF BALTIMORE
March 25, 2009 - STATE TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES PARTNER TO EDUCATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
March 24, 2009- MIKULSKI, CARDIN ANNOUNCE $15 MILLION FOR BWI AIRPORT
March 23, 2009 - LT. GOVERNOR ANTHONY BROWN, CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, COUNTY EXECUTIVE ISIAH LEGGETT PLEDGE CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP TO KEEP MARYLAND BRAC-READY
March 23, 2009
- MTA AGREES TO PILOT PROGRAM TO EXTEND HOURS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL STUDENTS
March 19, 2009
- GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION AND NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION FUNDING FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
March 18, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY, BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVE TRANSIT CONTRACT USING FEDERAL RECOVERY FUNDS
March 18, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT FOR MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS IN MARYLAND
March 17, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUND OF STATEWIDE ECONOMIC RECOVERY TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
March 11, 2009 - INCREASED TRANSIT BENEFIT NEARLY DOUBLED FOR AREA COMMUTERS
March 09, 2009 - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO HOST A SERIES OF OPEN HOUSES ON BRAC INTERSECTION PROGRAM
March 04, 2009 - MTA ANNOUNCES PUBLIC WORKSHOPS ON NEW QUICK BUS ROUTES
March 03, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES FIRST TRANSPORTATION PROJECT FUNDED BY RECOVERY ACT TO BEGIN THIS WEEK
March 03, 2009 - PRESIDENT OBAMA MARKS HISTORIC TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT

FEBRUARY 2009
February 5 - Vice President Biden
is joined by Maryland Senator Benjamin Cardin
and Governor Martin O'Malley as they tour
the Laurel MARC Station.  Economic recovery funds
are needed to make necessary improvements
to the station building and platform
used by 700 people per day.

To view more Laurel MARC photos, click here.
Congressman Ben Cardin, VP Joe Biden and Gov. Martin O'Malley tour Laurel MARC station.

February 27, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES PLAN TO MONITOR RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT FUNDS IN MARYLAND
February 25, 2009 - SMARTBENEFITS® ALLOWANCE TO INCREASE TO $230 A MONTH IN MARCH
February 24, 2009 - AMERICA'S TOP TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS AND CHAMPIONS RECOGNIZED AT CAPITOL HILL RECEPTION
February 19, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY AND HOWARD COUNTY EXECUTIVE ULMAN ANNOUNCE KEY SAFETY PROJECT FOR MARYLAND RESIDENTS
February 19, 2009- GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR REPLACEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF ADA COMPLIANT SIDEWALKS
February 19, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY, CONGRESSMAN VAN HOLLEN HIGHLIGHT RECOVERY PROJECTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
February 18, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC RECOVERY
February 13, 2009 - GOVERNOR O'MALLEY UNVEILS MTA ELECTRIC HYBRID BUS AT 2009 AUTO SHOW
February 05, 2009 - GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY JOINS VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TO DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
February 05, 2009 - VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: “400,000 JOBS TO BE CREATED NATIONWIDE BY INVESTING IN OUR COUNTRY’S INFRASTRUCTURE

JANUARY 2009

January 29, 2009 - COST-RECOVERY EFFORTS APPROVED FOR MARYLAND’S TOLL FACILITIES
January 28, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY, BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF 100 HYBRID DIESEL ELECTRIC TRANSIT BUSES
January 23, 2009 - FREE WORKSHOP ASSISTS SMALL AND MINORITY BUSINESSES WITH APPLICATION PROCESS FOR MBE/DBECERTIFICATION
January 21, 2009 - GOVERNOR O'MALLEY APPLAUDS MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES FOR KEEPING THE STATE MOVING ON INAUGURATION DAY
January 21, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY UNVEILS FY 2010 BUDGET
January 16, 2009 - EDGEWOOD MARC STATION IS DESIGNATED VIEWING AREA FOR WHISTLE STOP TRAIN
January 15, 2009- TRANSIT IS BEST OPTION TO REACH SATURDAY’S OBAMA EVENT IN BALTIMORE CITY
January 15, 2009 - GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRESS FOR MARYLAND AND STATEWIDE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW
January 13, 2009- (UPDATED) GOVERNOR O’MALLEY OUTLINES MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION PLAN IN PLACE FOR OBAMA INAUGURATION
January 12, 2009- PORCARI ON THE ISSUES:  DOES EARMARK-FREE MEAN PORK-FREE? OR WORTHWHILE?
January 12, 2009- GOVERNOR O’MALLEY INTRODUCES 2009 SMART, GREEN AND GROWING LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES
January 11, 2009- METRO PUBLISHES COMMEMORATIVE BROCHURE FOR INAUGURATION WEEKEND
January 09, 2009- MTA ANNOUNCES MARC TRAIN TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR INAUGURATION DAY
January 07, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY OUTLINES MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION PLAN IN PLACE FOR OBAMA INAUGURATION
January 06, 2009 - GOVERNOR O’MALLEY WELCOMES NEW AIR SERVICE BETWEEN HAGERSTOWN AND BWI THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT 
January 05, 2009 - COST-RECOVERY EFFORTS PROPOSED FOR MARYLAND’S TOLL FACILITIES