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Ports Sworn In as MDOT Secretary

Ports Sworn In as MDOT Secretary

James F. Ports, Jr., was sworn in Tuesday, January 11, as the 17th Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the latest achievement in a public service career spanning more than 30 years, including two decades in transportation at the local, state...
An opportunity to plan for the future

An opportunity to plan for the future

As 2020 comes to an end, I look toward 2021 with hope and optimism. We’re closing one of the most difficult chapters of our lives. Yet, Marylanders have shown resiliency and an ability to adapt that gives me hope for the future. It’s no secret that our day-to-day...
MDOT assistant secretary discusses Navy career, Veterans Day

MDOT assistant secretary discusses Navy career, Veterans Day

 It’s not a stretch to say that Jeff Hirsch’s military career put him on the road to the Maryland Department of Transportation. After enlisting in the Navy after high school, he won a ROTC scholarship to New York Maritime College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree...