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Maryland Beltway expansion might require moving part of historic African American cemetery
The Washington Post, October 17, 2020
Citing Purple Line Woes, Montgomery Officials Continue to Express Skepticism Over Highway Widening
The Washington Post, October 16, 2020
Nearly $50 toll projected in draft study of I-270 project
WUSA, October 15, 2020
Beltway, I-270 toll lanes could cost more than $1.50 and $2 per mile,
study says The Washington Post, October 16, 2020
Portland makes ‘unprecedented’ withdrawal from I-5 P3 project, October 15, 2020
Gov. Larry Hogan’s legacy is threatened by Purple Line ‘fiasco’ and concerns about toll lanes project
The Washington Post, October 12, 2020
Tollroad operator Transurban will sell stakes in its Northern Virginia express lanesThe Washington Post, October 9, 2020
Federal Planners Push Back at Hogan’s Plan to Add Toll Lanes on Beltway, 270 Maryland Matters, October 2, 2020
Despite Purple Line problems, Maryland will pursue public-private partnership for toll lane plan
The Washington Post, September 26, 2020
Lawmakers: Environmental Review of Hogan Highway Plan Is ‘Heavily Skewed Maryland Matters, September 25, 2020
The Fatally Flawed Scheme to Outsource Md.’s Highways to Toll-Road Profiteers Maryland Matters, September 21, 2020
Elrich suggests state should go back to ‘drawing board’ on I-495/I-270 widening project Bethesda Magazine, September 11, 2020
Court ruling clears P3 team to leave disputed $2B Md. Purple Line rail project Engineering News-Record, September 11, 2020

State adds 30 days to comment period for I-495/I-270 environmental impact study Bethesda Magazine, August 28, 2020
MDOT, federal agency agree to lengthen review period for Hogan highway plan Maryland Matters, August 27, 2020

The myths surrounding the I-495/I-270 highway expansion

Maryland Matters, August 21, 2020

State’s I-495/I-270 study expanded without proper notice, regional agency complains Bethesda Magazine, August 18, 2020

Traffic reductions since COVID-19 raise questions about need for Beltway widening, critics say WUSA 9, August 18, 2020

Opponents to Hogan’s supersized Beltway are scrambling to read 18,000 pagesThe Washington Post, August 18, 2020
Local Planners Fume Over Unreported Additions to Highway Document
Maryland Matters, August 18, 2020
18,000 Pages, Myriad Questions: Hogan’s Highway-Widening Plan Faces the Public Maryland Matters, August 18, 2020
Analysts: More Telework, Change in Habits Could Dramatically Ease Congestion Maryland Matters, August 14, 2020
A new approach to I-270 corridor transportation Plenty, Summer 2020
What’s the hurry on Governor’s I-495, I-270 project?
Maryland Matters, August 1, 2020
There Is little evidence that mass transit poses a risk of Coronavirus outbreaksScientific American, July 28, 2020
If Beltway traffic stays low after the virus, maybe we won’t need those toll lanes The Washington Post, July 22, 2020

MDOT leans toward longer review for Montgomery highway study
Maryland Matters, July 21, 2020
County Council, Elrich push for comment period extension for I-495/I-270 study Bethesda Magazine, July 21, 2020
Driving may never fully bounce back Axios, July 17, 2020
4 Private Sector Teams Seeking State Highway Contract Clear First Hurdle Maryland Matters, July 17, 2020
Local Planners Pan Hogan’s Proposal to Widen Beltway, I-270
Maryland Matters, July 16, 2020

Planners criticize proposal for I-495/I-270 widening, possibility of public subsidy
Bethesda Magazine, July 16, 2020

Park agency pushes back on plan to widen I-270, Capital Beltway in MD
WTOP, July 16, 2020

Activists Request More Time to Review Environmental Report
MCM, July 17, 2020

Look Below the Impervious SurfaceThe Connection, July 14, 2020

 A new study unpacks the environmental impacts of Hogan’s highway widening proposaldcist, July 13, 2020

Adding toll lanes to Beltway, I-270 could require government funds, study saysThe Washington Post, July 11, 2020
UPDATED: Environmental impact statement gives six alternatives for I-495/I-270 widening Bethesda Magazine, July 10, 2020
Pandemic shows small telework rise can mean big rush hour relief
Maryland Matters, July 7, 2020

Debate over I-495/I-270 widening to ramp up again

Bethesda Magazine, July 6, 2020


Toll lane industry may need years to recover from COVID-19 losses

The Washington Post, July 4, 2020

Loudoun Co. leaders slam ‘outrageous’proposed toll increase for Dulles Greenway

WTOP, July 4, 2020

Texas toll road company launching contest to rev up flagging traffic

The Austin Statesman, June 29, 2020

Purple Line P3 could eat our lunch and leave Maryland scraps

Maryland Matters, June 29, 2020

As dispute over Purple Line rages, lawmakers press MDOT for info on highway project bidders Maryland Matters, June 23, 2020

Commuters may never return to the roads, says Transurban boss
The Sydney Morning Herald, June 22, 2020

Maryland likely to be on the hook for millions if it wants to save the Purple Line project, analysts sayThe Washington Post, June 13, 2020

Four teams of companies seek to build toll lanes on I-270, Maryland BeltwayThe Washington Post, June 3, 2020


Tolling industry wants $9.2 billion taxpayer bailout

The, May 27, 2020

Opinion: two responses on one public-private tollroad project

Maryland Matters, May 7, 2020

More big employers are talking about permanent work-from-home positions

CNBC, May 1, 2020

69% of companies plan to shrink office footprint, increase remote work

Bisnow, April 30, 2020

In midst of pandemic, opposition group considers whether Beltway expansion is necessary

WTOP, April 18, 2020

For Whom the Tolls Bell: traversing Transurban’s $20 billion debt and tricky tax lurks Michael West Media, April 8, 2020

Toll operator pushes ahead with price increases amid crisis

Sydney Morning Herald, March 31, 2020

Bills to put brakes on I-495/I-270 widening project stall as legislature adjourns Bethesda Magazine, March 21, 2020


Water Bills In Maryland Could Nearly Triple Under Beltway And I-270 Expansion Plan

WAMU, March 16, 2020

Bills Targeting Hogan’s Highway Plans Advance; Transit Funding Measure Clears House Maryland Matters, March 14, 2020

Moving pipes to add toll lanes to Beltway, I-270 will cost up to $2 billion, WSSC Water saysThe Washington Post, March 12, 2020

Legislators tangle with lobbyist over bills on 495/270 widening plan
Bethesda Magazine, March 6, 2020

MDOT signals stop on bills it labels hurdles to express toll lanes
Maryland Matters, March 6, 2020

Maryland leaders make push to expand MARC service into DC, Virginia
WTOP, March 6, 2020

Public Citizen seeks ethics investigation of Hogan

Maryland Matters, February 19, 2020

Hogan's Magical Highways Ride (Kelly Blue Book), February 18, 2020

West Gate Tunnel saga shows risk of ‘lock-in’ on mega-projects pitched by businessThe Conversation, February 17, 2020

Supporters, opponents of bill on veto power over toll roads cross swords again Bethesda Magazine, February 14, 2020

Panel chairman expresses skepticism over ‘county consent’ bill

Maryland Matters, February 14, 2020

Opinion: Highway P3 process has lacked transparency

Maryland Matters, February 13, 2020

Trucks to be fined almost $200 for evading new Sydney tollway

Sydney Morning Herald, February 11, 2020

Bill would require more in-depth financial disclosures from Hogan

Maryland Matters, February 9, 2020

More lanes on I-95 won’t fix Virginia’s traffic woes, VDOT says

Greater Greater Washington, February 4, 2020

Maryland can’t afford the costs of building more highways

Greater Greater Washington, February 3, 2020

Maryland strongly favors HOV-3 for toll lanes on Beltway, I-270

The Washington Post, January 31, 2020

MDOT Chief: Saving homes, moving traffic will win major road and bridge contracts Maryland Matters, January 29, 2020

State panel questions ‘consent’ bill tied to 270/495 toll proposal
Bethesda Magazine, January 29, 2020


Maryland toll lane critics push bill to require counties’ consent on new projects The Washington Post, January 28, 2020

The Washington Post wants to widen Maryland highways with toll lanes - but who do they represent? Greater Greater Washington, January 28, 2020

I-66 usage drops as traffic slows, tolls rise WTOP, January 24, 2020


Opinion: The Myth of 73 Hours Maryland Matters, January 24, 2020

Transit Caucus Unveils Bills Designed to Offer Transportation Options
WTOP, January 23, 2020

A new caucus of 48 Maryland legislators will push transit funding, pedestrian safety, and more Greater Greater Washington, January 23, 2020


Lawmakers Seek Local Veto Power of Toll Road Projects in Md.

Maryland Matters, January 19, 2020

It’s not just Trump. Governors are keeping their businesses while in office, too The Washington Post, January 17, 2020

Senators Cast Doubts on Hogan Administration Climate (& Highway) Plan, 

Maryland Matters, January 17, 2020

The Post can’t have it both ways on climate change, 

The Washington Post, January 15, 2020

Tolls surged to $62 around the DMV following the first snow of the year, 

WUSA 9, January 7, 2020

Who Does Maryland’s Governor Really Work For?

The Washington Monthly, January 2020

Hogan secures key vote to revive deal advancing highway toll lanes project
The Washington Post, January 3, 2020

Hogan-Franchot highway compromise hailed as ‘win-win’Maryland Matters, January 3, 2020

Beltway toll lanes on hold; Md. set to OK lanes only over Legion Bridge, I-270
WTOP, January 3, 2020

Motorists Scorn North Carolina’s First Public-Private Toll Road (subscription only) The Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2019


Why are so many lawmakers fighting Larry Hogan’s I-270 plan?

The Washington Post, December 27, 2019

MD Greenhouse Gas emissions plan assumes construction of Luxury Lanes on I-495/I-270 Public News Service, December 26, 2019

I-270 project inspires mix of reactions in Frederick, Montgomery

Frederick News-Post, December 22, 2019

I-270 project expected to dominate transportation discussion in General Assembly session Frederick News-Post, December 20, 2019

Transportation management giant reverses course, eyes bid for Md. highway project Maryland Matters, December 19, 2019

Hogan’s highway plan hits rough patch and Franchot is, for now, the biggest obstacle Maryland Matters, December 18, 2019

Capital beltway expansion vote put on hold indefinitely

WAMU-FM, December 17, 2019

Lawmakers eye bills to constrain Hogan highway plan as hundreds rally

Maryland Matters, December 17, 2019

Montgomery County residents rally against Gov. Hogan’s plan to widen major highways WTOP, December 17, 2019

State seeks access to 3,700 properties for survey work in advance of highway Expansion Maryland Matters, December 17, 2019

Peter Franchot's questions about a massive highway project deserve answers The Baltimore Sun, December 16, 2019

Pete Rahn, Maryland transportation secretary, resigns

The Washington Post, December 9, 2019

MDOT Secretary Rahn Leaving Hogan Administration

Maryland Matters, December 9, 2019

When will Maryland officials vote on a plan to widen the Beltway?
WTOP, December 7, 2019

Franchot says lane-widening vote could wait until after Christmas
Maryland Matters, December 6, 2019

Federal lawmakers press MDOT chief on Hogan roads plan
Maryland Matters, December 5, 2019

Md. members of Congress say state should release details about toll lane proposalThe Washington Post, December 5 2019

Maryland pulls back on beltway widening process WUSA Channel 9, December 3, 2019

Maryland Gov. Hogan agrees to delay key vote on Beltway, I-270 toll lane plan

The Washington Post, December 3, 2019

Is Maryland’s I-270 monorail a crazy idea? Here are its legit pros & cons
Greater Greater Washington, December 3, 2019

Board expected to delay high stakes vote on changes to Hogan highway plan

Maryland Matters, December 2, 2019

Morning I-66 trips slow under tolls, construction
WTOP, December 2, 2019

Battle over I-495 toll lanes in Md. could go to court

WTOP, November 20, 2019

Montgomery planning commissioner suggests suing state over 270/495 lane-widening

Bethesda Magazine, November 20, 2019

Montgomery, Prince George’s officials reject state study of toll lanes for Beltway, I-270

The Washington Post, November 20, 2019

Local inter-county commission voices anger with MDOT

over I-495/I-270 expansion studies

Channel 5 WTTG, Nov 20, 2019

TRAFFIC WOES: MNCPPC gets briefing on I-495 and 270 traffic relief plan

WDVM, November 20, 2019

State seeking input on how to address congestion on northern portion of I-270

WTTG, Channel 5, November 14, 2019

Improvements to American Legion Bridge threaten showdown over parkland,

Bethesda Magazine, November 13, 2019

Controversy swirls around plans for new American Legion Bridge

WJLA 7, November 13, 2019

Tolls remain a concern in Md., Va. agreement to widen American Legion Bridge,

WTOP, November 12, 2019

American Legion toll plan brings out the critics,

WUSA 9, November 12, 2019

Hogan, Northam announce $1B replacement for American Legion Bridge,

Maryland Matters, November 12, 2019

State’s Montgomery Co. ‘Road Show’ goes off the rails

Maryland Matters, November 5, 2019

State pulls plug on alternative to lane widening in Montgomery County

Bethesda Magazine, November 5, 2019

Suburban support for I-495/I-270 toll lanes slips in new poll

The Washington Post, October 25, 2019

A Transportation Q&A: Rahn talks I-270, partnerships, growth and more

Bethesda Beat, October 24, 2019

Maryland plan to widen I-270 first could make traffic worse, toll lane advocates say The Washington Post, October 11, 2019

This California highway boondoggle shows why we need more infrastructure funding, Talking Points Memo, September 30, 2019

State ends commitment to Corridor Cities Transitway (upcounty transit project), Bethesda Magazine, September 23, 2019

Hogan Down Under and the Low-Down on P3’s,

Maryland Matters, September 18, 2019

Survey shows fewer D.C.-area commuters are driving solo,

Maryland Matters, September 18, 2019

Beating congestion means thinking outside the tollbooth, experts tell Congress, Transportation Today, September 13, 2019

Expanding the Capital Beltway won’t decrease traffic — but better public transit will,

The DiamondBack, September 12, 2019

Phoenix Votes to Expand Light Rail, as Cities Wrestle With Public Transit

New York Times, August 28, 2019

MD needs a coherent toll strategy,

Baltimore Sun, August 27, 2019

Hogan may consider county’s proposed alternative to widening I-270 and I-495,

The Sentinel, August 8, 2019

MDOT Agrees to Consider MoCo’s Plan for Traffic Relief,

Maryland Matters, July 25, 2019

Federal Park and Planning Agency Questions Beltway Widening,

Bethesda Magazine, July 16, 2019

State surveying E-Z Pass holders on express toll lanes,

Maryland Matters, June 17, 2019

Maryland will pursue toll lanes on lower part of I-270 first,

The Washington Post, June 13, 2019


Frank DeFilippo: Public-Private Partnerships — Like Something Out of Ayn Rand, Maryland Matters, June 10, 2019

Planning Board Rejects I-270, Beltway Study, Setting Up Showdown With State, Maryland Matters, June 6, 2019


Regional planning board pumps the brakes on widening Beltway and I-270,

WUSA 9, June 6, 2019


Planning Commission Gives Thumbs Down to Beltway, I-270 Toll Lanes

Bethesda Magazine, June 6, 2019


Hogan’s plan to add toll lanes to Beltway, I-270 clears key vote — with some changes The Washington Post, June 5, 2019

Researcher says Hogan administration wrongly cites study to suggest highway expansion will cut air pollution

The Baltimore Sun, June 5, 2019

Kirill Reznik: Hogan Trying to Sell ‘Shortsighted’ Road Plan With Misleading Information,

Maryland Matters, June 5, 2019

Don't rubber stamp Hogan's toll plan, Mr. Comptroller,

The Baltimore Sun, June 4, 2019

John Kelly: Who are the sick Marylanders Gov. Hogan accused of craving traffic congestion

The Washington Post, June 4, 2019


Opposition grows to Maryland Governor Hogan's public-private partnership plan in MD suburbs

The Baltimore Sun, June 3, 2019

Opinion: Financial Setup of Hogan Toll Lane Plan Raises New Questions,

Maryland Matters, May 29, 2019

Public-Private Partnerships will never solve America's infrastructure problems,, May 23, 2019

VDOT plans for I-495 express lane extension spark backlash,

WJLA Channel 7, May 22, 2019

Proposed Beltway fix angers McLean residents,

Tysons Reporter, May 22, 2019

Hogan Administration courts transit agencies for toll lane project,

The Washington Post, May 18, 2019

Fewer sparks at I-270 toll lane proposal meeting,

Bethesda Magazine, May 17, 2019

Alternative fact of the week: Larry Hogan's road shill bill,

The Baltimore Sun, May 16, 2001

State Transportation Chief on Highway Expansion Foes: ‘Hiding from the Facts’, Maryland Matters, May 10, 2019

Add Prince George’s Council to List of Skeptics Over Hogan’s Beltway Plan,

Maryland Matters, May 9, 2019

Montgomery Council wants park agency to resist highway plan,

Maryland Matters, May 9, 2019

Editorial: To make a dent in commutes, Maryland officials need to focus on the road, The Washington Post, May 9, 2019

Hundreds attend town hall to protest Hogan plan to add toll lanes to Beltway, I-270, The Washington Post, May 5, 2019

As highway expansion foes pack town hall, Hogan hits back on Twitter,

Maryland Matters, May 5, 2019

"Seriously wrong": Montgomery Co. residents outraged  over Beltway, I-270 expansion plans, WTOP, May 5, 2017

Hogan agrees to delay BPW vote on highway expansion plan,

Maryland Matters, May 3, 2019

Maryland Beltway toll plan alarms nearby residents,The Washington Post, April 27, 2019

Widening the Beltway is a terrible idea,The Washington Post, April 26, 2019

Beltway widening plan met with skepticism, Maryland Matters, April 25, 2019

Editorial: Brace Yourselves, Maryland, The Washington Post, April 21

The terrible private highway racket is coming for my house,

Deadspin, April 11, 2019

MDOT study: Up to 34 homes, 4 businesses would be destroyed

to build toll lanes under Hogan's plan,

The Washington Post, April  11, 2019

Montgomery Senator holds a different view on widening I-270, Beltway,

Bethesda Beat, April 11, 2019

Bill that would have delayed toll lane plan dies, The Washington Post, April 9, 2019

MD toll plan's opponents seek more scrutiny of public-private partnerships, The Washington Post, April 4, 2019

MD lawmakers accelerate plans to add oversight to Beltway, I-270 widening,

WTOP, April 3, 2019

Plans to widen the Beltway met with protest, WJLA, April 3, 2019


Hogan Plan Struggles to Win Support

Maryland Matters, January 14, 2019

Hogan's Toll Road Plan is the Wrong Approach
The Washington Post, December 11, 2018

County Delegation Told to Oppose Lexus Lanes

Bethesda Beat, November 19, 2018

MD Toll Lane Opposed by Those Closest to it
WAMU, October 12, 2018
Majority Reject Toll Lanes on I-495/I-270
Washington Post, October 12, 2018
MDOT Sec. Promises Not to Raze Homes Bethesda Beat, Oct 12, 2018
Gov. Hogan: No Homes Will Be Razed for I-270 Toll Lanes
WTOP, Sept 4, 2018

Local Residents Resist Beltway Toll Lane Plan

Montgomery Sentinel, Aug 2018

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