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News Release | Maryland PIRG | Transportation

Advocates disappointed by Board of Public Works vote to advance highway expansion

 The Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) voted (2-1) on Wednesday to move forward Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed I-270 and I-495 toll lane widening project.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Transportation

Statement: Infrastructure must be a good deal for our health

A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday afternoon to prepare for a vote planned Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that aims to boost federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including billions for roads, clean water and power infrastructure, according to media reports. 

Nader's "Unsafe At Any Speed" 55th Anniversary!

By | Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Today, on the 55th anniversary of Ralph Nader's landmark "Unsafe at Any Speed," about the built-in dangers of 1960s cars, as exemplified by the General Motors Corvair, his colleagues led by Joan Claybrook have published a new report: "Safer Vehicles and Highways: 4.2 million U.S. Lives Spared Since 1966." The report makes recommendations to President-elect Joe Biden about how to revitalize and strengthen the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which Claybrook ran during the Jimmy Carter administration.

We're calling on Gov. Hogan to hit reverse on transit cuts

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Today Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland sent a letter to Gov. Hogan, Secretary Slater, and Administrator Quinn in opposition newly proposed cuts to transit funding. 

From mask mandates to capacity limits, the largest public transit systems and ride share companies have new procedures

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