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Metro General Manager Wiedefeld to retire

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld suddenly announced his retirement in June while the agency continues its efforts to return its sidelined 7000-series trains to service. He served as executive director of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport from 2002 to 2005, then again from 2009 until he was dismissed by Gov. Larry Hogan in […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

MITAG’s Paine retires after 23 years

Glen Paine, long time executive director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Maritime Conference Center (MCC), in Linthicum, has announced his retirement. Paine began his maritime career sailing for the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) after graduating from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1978. He had been a MITAGS student for […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

Leadership change in Arundel Transportation Office

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced a change in leadership with the County’s Office of Transportation, where Samuel Snead will replace outgoing director Ramond Robinson. Snead’s appointment took effect on Monday, Dec. 27. “Samuel Snead brings significant transportation planning and regulatory experience to this role,” Pittman said. “I am confident he will continue the […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

PLAY adds international service at BWI Marshall

Iceland-based PLAY has launched ticket sales for flights to and from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Boston Logan International Airport to the air carrier’s European destinations including Iceland, London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Brussels, Stavanger, Trondheim, Gothenburg and more. Flight service from BWI Marshall will begin on April 20, 2022, and service from Boston Logan […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

Local airports receive $31.5M in federal funding

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.)  announced $31,662,850 in the first round of federal funding to airports across the state from the bipartisan infrastructure law. The funding includes $25,643,515 for BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport […]

Posted inHoward County

MDOT seeking proposals for TOD at Dorsey MARC station

The Maryland Department of Transportation Office of Real Estate and Economic Development, the MDOT Maryland Transit Administration, and the MDOT State Highway Administration, are seeking interested developers to respond to a public Request for Proposals for a transit-oriented development. It is to be constructed on 18.055 acres of state-owned property at the Dorsey MARC Station, […]

Posted inBWI Business District

British Airways to resume service between BWI Marshall, London

British Airways is set to resume its nonstop service between BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and London Heathrow on Friday, Nov. 19. The transatlantic service was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. British Airways offers its BWI Marshall Airport service on the modern Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, which accommodates 214 passengers in a […]