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State Agencies

On July 1, 1971, all power, authority, obliga-
tions, functions, duties, and discretion previously
granted to the State Roads Commission relating to
the financing, operation, maintenance, and repair
of State highway toll revenue facilities were trans-
ferred to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
The facilities included the Susquehanna River
Bridge, the Potomac River Bridge (Governor Har-
ry W. Nice Memorial Bridge), the Chesapeake Bay
Bridge (Governor William Preston Lane, Jr., Me-
morial Bridge), the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, the
Baltimore Harbor Outer Crossing (Francis Scott
Key Memorial Bridge), the John F. Kennedy Me-
morial Highway, and all other State highway toll
revenue facilities financed by revenue bonds of the
State Roads Commission (Code Transportation
Article, secs. 4-201 through 4-404).


Chairperson: William M. Corun, 1987
Vice-Chairperson: Walter E. Woodford, Jr., 1987

Permanent Members: Lowell K. Bridwell, ex offi-
cio; Frederick L. Dewberry, Secretary's desig-
nee; Ronald A. Moser.

Executive Secretary: Orhan Baycu

P. 0. Box 8755
Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Baltimore 21240 Telephone; 859-7335

The Transportation Professional Services Selec-
tion Board was created by Chapter 732, Acts of
1974. On the basis of the competitive method, it
recommends to the Board of Public Works from
which firm the Department of Transportation
should procure architectural or engineering ser-
vices in cases when the compensation is over
$50,000. The actions of the Board are governed
by the Maryland Procurement of Architectural
and Engineering Services Act—Transportation
Agencies (Code 1957, Art. 21, secs. 9-101
through 9-118) and the requirements of the State
Procurement Regulations (COMAR 21.12.02).


Charles H. Smith, Administrator

P. 0. Box 8755
Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Baltimore 21240 Telephone: 859-7210

The Railroad Administration was formed in
1978 (Executive Order 01.01.1978.11). Its duties
are to preserve and improve present railroad
transportation facilities and services in Maryland

Transportation/'30 7

and, when possible, to plan for and provide new
facilities and services.

The State Railroad Administration's contribu-
tions to the State's transportation system include;
funding rehabilitation of freight lines in Western
Maryland and on the Eastern Shore; acquisition
in 1982 of 195 miles of rail lines, purchased with
general obligation bonds authorized by the Gen-
eral Assembly; and supporting the operation of
freight service on 161.7 miles of this trackage in
Frederick and Carroll Counties and on the East-
ern Shore. They also include administering oper-
ating subsidies for 24 commuter trains between
Brunswick and Washington and between Bal-
timore and Washington, including two trains
between Cecil County and Washington; imple-
menting a $16 million capital improvement pro-
gram for the purchase of equipment and renova-
tion of stations and parking areas on the
Brunswick-Washington and Baltimore-Washing-
ton commuter lines operated by the B&O; and
coordinating plans for improvements to railroad
lines and services in the Baltimore region in coop-
eration with the federal Northeast Rail Corridor
program. The State Railroad Administration
works closely with other state agencies, local gov-
ernments, and railroad transportation providers
and users to enhance the role of railroads in eco-
nomic and industrial development throughout the
State. In addition, it monitors and reviews pro-
posals for railroad freight service changes or
abandonments that would affect local communi-
ties and shippers.

Brochures containing current fares and sched-
ules for the commuter service may be obtained by
calling 859-7345 or, from the Washington area,
261-1000 ext. 7345.

The SRA periodically issues the State Rail
Plan. a comprehensive summary of its activities
and objectives. A limited number of copies are
available to the public and may be obtained by
calling 859-7210.


William T. S. Bricker, Administrator

6601 Ritchie Highway, N.E.
Glen Bumie 21062 Telephone: 768-7000

The Office of the Commissioner of Motor Vehi-
cles was established by Chapter 207, Acts of
1910. The Legislature changed this title to the
Department of Motor Vehicles by Chapter 1007,
Acts of 1943. By Chapter 526, Acts of 1970, the
Department was placed within the Maryland De-
partment of Transportation and became the Mo-
tor Vehicle Administration (Code Transportation


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