USDOT Opens Up $12.5 Billion in Bridge Funding

Earlier this month the US Department of Transportation opened up a historic $12.5 billion in bridge funding through the Bridge Investment Program.  Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration opened a call for applications through a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the competitive Bridge Investment Program established by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This program represents the single largest dedicated investment in bridges since the construction of the Interstate highway system.…

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Carroll Stormwater Facility Wins Second Project of the Year Award

Carroll County received the 2022 Maryland Quality Initiative award for the Langdon Stormwater Management Facility project. Carroll County received the 2022 Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQi) Under $5M Project of the Year award for the Langdon Stormwater Management Facility project.  MdQi is a professional organization formed to foster “coordinated and continuous improvement to ensure safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive and sustainable systems to meet the needs of all transportation stakeholders” in the state of Maryland. This award…

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Baltimore City Mayor Appoints Infrastructure Czar

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott recently established the Mayor's Office of Infrastructure Development, placing Matthew W. Garbark in charge.  Last week, Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced the creation of the new Mayor’s Office of Infrastructure Development (MOID). The Mayor named Matthew W. Garbark the first-ever Baltimore City Infrastructure Czar, effective July 18, 2022. According to the press release: "I am truly excited to create this new office to coordinate major capital projects,…

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Baltimore City Names Berke Attila as New Director of General Services
Berke Attila, Director, Baltimore City Dept. of General Services
Baltimore City Names Berke Attila as New Director of General Services

Mayor Brandon M. Scott appointed Berke Attila as Baltimore City's next Director of the Department of General Services. Mayor Brandon M. Scott swore in Berke Attila as the new Director of the Department of General Services (DGS). DGS delivers cost-effective, high-quality, reliable, and sustainable services by managing quality facilities, ensuring efficient fleet operations, and maintaining exemplary administrative customer service that supports Baltimore City agencies in advancing their goals. According to the press release: "I am…

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Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s Spearhead Effort for New Bay Bridge

Citing increasing congestion, Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's renewed calls for a modern bridge linking the eastern and western ends of the Chesapeake Bay.  First opened in 1952, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has been central to economic development on both sides of the bay. That development has seen an explosion in the number of residents, commuters, and tourists within the region. This burst of activity has coincided with ever-increasing commuter flows, so much so that…

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Howard Secures $75M Federal Loan for Major Flood Mitigation Project

Howard County secures $75 million low-interest federal loan to support flood mitigation project. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the closing of a $75 million low-interest federal loan to construct a 5,000-foot-long tunnel in Ellicott City, the largest and most impactful flood mitigation component of the Ellicott City Safe and Sound plan. "This tunnel will be one of the most important and impactful public works projects in the history of Howard County," said County Executive…

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Congressman Trone Secures $33 Million for Sixth District Community Projects

Congressman David Trone has helped secure $32,704,877 in funding for projects across Maryland's sixth congressional district, creating new jobs, delivering much-needed resources to Sixth District communities, and restoring neglected infrastructure. The Congressman requested and received funding for 15 projects in the 2023 fiscal year. He described the process for identifying project recipients across the sixth district, encompassing the westernmost portion of the state, in a press release: “As a businessman, I know how vital it is to…

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Howard Works to Contextualize Namesakes of Public Spaces

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is moving forward with evaluating whether or not names of public facilities and spaces in the county should be changed after collecting community feedback.   On May 12, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball signed an Executive Order creating a Public Facilities and Spaces Report Evaluation and Action Commission and named its members. The Commission will utilize the Public Spaces Commission Report released in 2021 to review and contextualize the history surrounding the…

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Worcester Moves Forward in Expanding Broadband Access

Last week Worcester County officials celebrated the installation of the newly-installed fiber-optic broadband cabinet at the Bishopville Park. Last week Worcester County Commissioners and Talkie Communications professionals cut the ribbon to celebrate the installation of the newly-installed fiber-optic broadband cabinet at the Bishopville Park. Talkie is seeking community assistance to determine the level of interest in receiving high-speed internet. Community input will help Talkie prioritize project areas. According to the press release: “Bishopville has the…

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MDE Co-Hosts County Level CO2 Emissions Panel

MDE will co-host a panel (in-person and virtual) on June 1 that will highlight a new data tool for local governments to track CO2 emissions. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for Montgomery County, RMI, and Crosswalk Labs are pleased to invite you to a workshop to learn about A New Tool for Examining City and County Level CO2 Emissions. The tool, which is under development by Crosswalk Labs,…

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