Baltimore County Launches Traffic Stop Dashboard

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced the release of a new interactive dashboard displaying data regarding local police traffic stops. The dashboard will allow users to view stop, search, and arrest trends over time, demographic statistics, and other related data. The new tool represents the latest measure from Baltimore County to increase transparency and accountability. The dashboard was created by the County's BCSTAT team and the Baltimore County Police Department to display the number…

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Montgomery DOT Wins National Tech Award for Customer Service Program

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has earned a technology award from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) for its customer service program. CompTIA is a leading voice and advocate for the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals. Through education, training, certifications, and market research, CompTIA promotes industry growth and encourages opportunities and benefits made possible through technology. With the onset of the COVID-19 health crisis, MCDOT’s Sidewalk Program was immediately faced with…

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Feds to Double Contracts to Small, Disadvantaged Businesses

Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced several new actions aimed at narrowing the racial wealth gap including targeted infrastructure investments, efforts to reduce housing discrimination, and a pledge to purchase more goods and services from small, disadvantaged businesses. On the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Joe Biden announced that his Administration is doubling down on efforts to reduce the racial wealth gap. The federal government will use its procurement power to increase the…

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Montgomery and Prince George’s Councils Adopt WSSC Bi-County Budgets
HANDOUT -Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission plans to change its name and logo from "WSSC" and a water drop to the above. (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission)
Montgomery and Prince George’s Councils Adopt WSSC Bi-County Budgets

Prince George’s and Montgomery County Council Members, convening virtually for the second time since the onset of the pandemic, unanimously adopted the fiscal 2022 budgets for WSSC Water, the bi-county portion of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), and the Washington Suburban Transit Commission (WSTC). The fiscal 2022 Bi-County budgets are effective July 1, 2021. WSSC is the provider of drinking water and sewer services to more than 1.8 million residents in Montgomery…

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Bay Bridge Traffic Already Building, Queen Anne’s Ready With Contingency Plans

This Summer local leaders in Queen Anne's County are anticipating a need to use strong measures to keep residents safe and traffic flowing. Seasonal beach traffic on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has long created gridlock during the Summer months, generating delays for commuters, visitors, and critically import emergency first responders. Popular navigation apps divert travelers off of U.S. Route 50 and onto side roads to avoid traffic. The large increase in volume on smaller roads…

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May 19 Board of Public Works Meeting: What Counties Need to Know

The Board of Public Works (BPW) considered and approved the following requests and recommendations in its May 19, 2021 meeting. This is not a comprehensive list of all considerations and approvals during the meeting. Anne Arundel A request to certify matching funds and enter into grant agreements for grants totaling $100,000 to the Board of Directors of Anne Arundel Lodge, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping…

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Prince George’s Executive, Council Reject Maglev Proposal

The Prince George’s County Council yesterday signed on to a Joint Letter with County Executive Angela Alsobrooks urging state and federal officials to reject the Baltimore-Washington Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) Project. The SCMAGLEV (superconducting magnetic levitation) Project, is a proposed high-speed rail line between Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, DC, with an intermediate stop at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Backers of the project eventually hope to shuttle passengers between D.C. and New York in just one hour.…

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Fitch Assigns ‘AA’ Rating to WMATA Dedicated Revenue Bonds, Outlook Negative

Fitch Ratings this week assigned a 'AA' rating to up to $874 million of dedicated capital revenue bonds, series 2021A (green bonds - climate bond certified), to be issued by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, DC (WMATA). The rating outlook is negative. WMATA provides transit services (Metrobus, Metrorail, and MetroAccess paratransit) in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, the District of Columbia, and several cities and counties in northern Virginia. WMATA was created in 1967…

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Harford County Wins Award for Fleet Operation

Harford County’s fleet operations unit has been named one of "The 100 Best Fleets" by the National Association of Fleet Management. Harford ranked 42nd and ensured that Maryland was represented in the top 100. Fleet operation units were judged on their use of technology, performance, collaboration, service turnaround time and accountability. Harford County’s fleet operations unit is responsible for more than 1,000 pieces of equipment, including sheriff’s vehicles, public works trucks, and more. For the…

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Montgomery Adding New Charging Infrastructure to Accelerate Bus Electrification

Montgomery County is ramping up its efforts to transition their transit fleet from diesel to electric by installing new charging infrastructure. This week the County signed a P3 with energy solutions firm AlphaStruxure to deploy an integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project at the Brookville Bus Depot. The project is expected to help the County transition more than 40 transit buses to electric power, and is the next step toward the County's goal…

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