Tag: Maryland Transportation Authority

State Roundup, February 7, 2020

Bill to ban flavored vaping and tobacco products gains powerful support but still has fierce opposition; 7th District’s April race shaping up as field narrows; massive education reform bill proposed; judges oppose Hogan’s sentencing transparency criminal reform idea; foster parents could be given more rights at court cases; residency requirement for police brass passed; Washington County lawmakers ask for redevelopment incentives; House Speaker pushes HCBU settlement; toll late fee reduction goes to hearing; Mount Airy proposed for state urban renewal

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Maryland charges big fines for skipping small tolls

As Maryland moves toward all-electronic toll billing and constituents complain about high fines that total thousands of dollars in some cases, two lawmakers are working to reduce the penalties for late video toll payments. Drivers who go through toll facilities without paying are sent a video toll invoice. If the video toll is not paid within 30 days, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) issues a citation with a $50 civil penalty.

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Replacing Maryland E-ZPass transponder is not so easy

Now that Gov. Hogan announced a new customer service initiative on Thursday, a good place to start might be with E-ZPass toll system and making it easier to replace a dead transponder. Transponders are those little white boxes that transmit the information to the antenna that collect the toll automatically.

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Transportation officials say ICC is not to blame for toll hikes

Large increases in tolls on Maryland’s bridges and tunnels were proposed last week, but Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley said angry motorists should not be directing their blame at the new Intercounty Connector. They should look around at the state’s other toll roads, bridges and tunnels, and see the maintenance that needs to be done on them.

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