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Maryland Manual 1994-1995

Dianna Rosborough, Director
(410) 333-8136

The Office of Media and Public Relations origi-
nated as the Communications Department estab-
lished in April 1988. The Office received its present
name in 1993. The Office is responsible for media-
press relations, marketing and promotion, advertis-
ing sales (bus and Metro), customer relations,
graphics design, printing, and telephone informa-
tion for bus and rail schedules.


Theodore E. Mathison, Maryland Aviation
Nicholas J. Schaus, Deputy Administrator

P.O. Box 8766
BWI Airport, MD 21240 (410) 859-7060

Martin State Airport
PO. Box 1
701 Wilson Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21220 (410) 682-8800

The Maryland Aviation Administration origi-
nated in 1929 when the State Aviation Commission
was established (Chapter 318, Acts of 1929). The
State Aviation Administration replaced the Com-
mission and became a unit of the Department of
Transportation in 1970 (Chapter 526, Acts of
1970). The Administration was renamed in 1989 as
the Maryland Aviation Administration (Chapter
108, Acts of 1990). The Administration develops
and operates airports and fosters and regulates
aeronautical activity within the State.
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI)
Airport, the State's major air carrier facility, is oper-
ated by the Administration. BWI Airport formerly
was Friendship International Airport, which began
operation in 1950. In 1972, the State was author-
ized to purchase Friendship International Airport
from Baltimore City (Chapter 180, Acts of 1972).
The Airport was renamed BWI in 1973. The Ad-
ministration also supervises the operation of the
Martin State Airport in Baltimore County. Martin
was purchased by the State in 1975.
The Administration inspects and licenses com-
mercial airports, air schools, and air school instruc-
tors for safe operation. It fosters safety in aviation
through educational seminars for pilots and me-
chanics, and through its publications including a
combined Maryland airports directory and aero-
nautical chart.
The Administration provides technical and fi-
nancial assistance to airport sponsors and owners in
the preparation of master plans and in improve-

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ments to facilities. Standardized runway markings
are applied and maintained at airports throughout
the State. A Maryland Aviation System Plan has
been prepared in cooperation with the Planning
and Development staff in the Secretary's Office and
other State and local agencies (Code Transporta-
tion Article, secs. 5-101 through 5-1105).
The Administration works through four offices:
Business Administration; Marketing and Develop-
ment; Planning and Engineering; and Airport Op-
The Maryland Aviation Administrator is ap-
pointed by the Secretary of Transportation with the
Governor's approval.


Chairperson: O. James Lighthizer, Secretary of
Stephen L. Reich, Executive Secretary

P.O. Box 9088
Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 288-8410
toll free: 1-800-642-3282
TTY for deaf: (410) 355-7024
Public Affairs Office: (410) 288-8405
traffic & road reports: (410) 355-2080/1

The Maryland Transportation Authority gov-
erns and sets policy for the State's toll roads,
bridges, and tunnels (Code Transportation Article,
secs. 4-201 through 4-404). The Authority was
created in 1970 (Chapter 526, Acts of 1970).
The Transportation Authority operates and main-
tains four toll bridges, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel,
the Fort McHenry Tunnel, and the John F. Kennedy
Memorial Highway. These facilities were constructed
with proceeds from the sale of revenue bonds and from
toll revenues. They are operated and maintained solely
through the tolls charged to users.
The Authority consists of the Secretary of Trans-
portation as chairperson and six public members ap-
pointed for three-year terms by the Governor with
Senate advice and consent (Code Transportation Ar-
ticle, secs. 4-101 through 4-404).
Administrative, engineering and finance opera-
tions of the Authority are centralized at the Francis
Scott Key Bridge over Baltimore's outer harbor.

Janet L. Davis, Bridges Administrator
(410) 288-8420

The office of Bridges Administrator originated
in 1975 as the Administrator of Toll Facilities. The
title was changed to Administrator, Bridges, in May
1985, and to Maryland Transportation Authority
Administrator, Bridges, in November 1987. The
Administrator directs and manages the collection,


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