MVA Press Releases

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The following are press releases issued by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.​​​​


2018 News Releases

MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration and Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport Remind Travelers about federal Real ID Compliance in Maryland During Busy Travel Season
12/6/2018
Maryland Consumers Have Taken Advantage of $3 Million in Tax Credits for Electric Plug-In Vehicles Since July
Hogan Administration Commits Full Funding of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Tax Credit in Fiscal Year 2020
11/20/2018
MDOT MVA Offices Closed Thanksgiving Day
11/20/2018
Governor Larry Hogan Memorializes Victims Of Drunk Driving Crashes
Victims and Families Honored at 15th Annual Maryland Remembers Ceremony; Governor to Reintroduce Repeat Drunk Driving Offenders Act
11/19/2018
MDOT MVA Honors and Thanks Veterans Through Customer Service Initiative November 7-10
“VETERAN” magnets to be distributed during MDOT MVA branch visits as part of customer service enhancements for veterans
11/7/2018
MDOT MVA Announces Election Day and Veterans Day closings
Offices closed Tuesday, November 6 and Monday, November 12
11/1/2018
MDOT MVA Urges Drivers to Always Have a Sober Ride & Look Out for Pedestrians This Halloween
Law Enforcement Increasing DUI Patrols Statewide
10/26/2018
Maryland Officials Join National Traffic Leaders in Empowering Teens to Change Dangerous Driving Behaviors
Maryland kicks off Teen Driver Safety Week with interactive lab
10/22/2018
New Chesapeake Bay License Plate Design Unveiled
Marylanders can help restore natural resources and give back to their communities by requesting the newly redesigned Bay Plate
10/18/2018
MDOT MVA Announces Columbus Day Closings
Offices Closed Saturday, October 6 and Monday, October 8
10/3/2018
MDOT MVA Branch Offices and Vehicle Emissions Stations to Close on Saturday, September 29, 2018
Customer service enhancements require system upgrades; online services unavailable from Friday, September 28, at 11:45 p.m. until Saturday, September 29, at 12 noon
9/28/2018
MDOT MVA Customers Save Time and Money with New Laws effective October 1
New laws also honor veterans and their families
9/28/2018
Hogan Administration Recognizes Exceptional Service by Law Enforcement Statewide
More than 140 Officers Recognized for Aggressive Driving Prevention Efforts
9/26/2018
MDOT MVA Kicks Off 2018 Child Passenger Safety Week
Free Events Throughout the State Help Parents Keep Children Safe on Maryland’s Roads
9/21/2018
MDTA Extends E-ZPASS Maryland Customer Service Center Hours
9/20/2018
Hogan Administration Announces $12 Million in Highway Safety Grants
State Pursuing Aggressive Plan to Reduce Roadway Fatalities and Injuries
9/18/2018
New E-ZPass Maryland Customer Service Center Now Open At Bel Air Branch
One-Stop Shop for All Your Vehicle Needs
9/7/2018
Maryland and Delaware Law Enforcement Kick off Impaired Driving Prevention Efforts Through Labor Day
US 50 Bay to Beach High Visibility Enforcement Begins Aug. 17
8/15/2018
MDVA and MDOT MVA Announce Redesigned Disabled Veteran License Plate
Veteran Feedback Led to More Eye-Catching Plate
8/3/2018
MDOT MVA Introduces New REAL ID Online Lookup Tool to Customers
Checking REAL ID Documents Status Can Now Be Done Online
7/19/2018
MDOT, Elite Maryland State Police Troopers, and Local Law Enforcement Initiate Impaired Driving Prevention Efforts During Fourth of July Week
Officials Warn Motorists of Impaired Driving Risks and Consequences
7/2/2018
June 28, 2018 Statement from MDOT MVA Administrator Christine Nizer
6/28/2018
Statement From MDOT MVA Administrator Christine Nizer
6/25/2018
Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from DUI Institute at the University of Maryland
Annual Program Shapes State’s DUI Enforcement Leaders
6/8/2018
Calvert High School & St. Mary’s High School Take Top Honors in Maryland’s Making It Click Program
Buckle Up. Every Seat. Every Time.
6/6/2018
Seat Belts Look Good On You: "Click It Or Ticket" Seat Belt Enforcement Effort Begins May 21
5/18/2018
New Combined MDOT MVA/DNR Service Center Opens In Cumberland
Centralized location becomes “One-Stop-Shop” for MDOT MVA and DNR services
5/3/2018
MDOT MVA Kicks Off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Hagerstown
Campaign aims to reduce motorcycle crashes and increase number of motorcycle license holders
5/2/2018
Maryland Sees Seven-Percent Increase in Number of Roadway Deaths
Federal, State, and Local Safety Leaders Join to Help End “Preventable Tragedies”
4/24/2018
Hogan Administration Launches IT Modernization Project to Reduce Inefficiencies and Deliver More Online Services
System Will Improve All Customer Interactions
4/4/2018
MDOT First in Nation to Have Vehicle Recall Safety Notice Program
MDOT MVA Begins Notifying Marylanders of Important Vehicle Safety Recall Information
4/2/2018
MDOT MVA Adds CharmCard® to Online & Kiosk Service Offerings
MDOT MTA’s CharmCard® can be used for fare payment on Local Bus, Light RailLink, and Metro SubwayLink service
3/26/2018
This St. Patrick’s Day, Don’t Push Your Luck – Designate a Sober Driver
Local and state police targeting impaired drivers on routes 13/113 in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia
3/15/2018
Lt. Governor Joins Calvert High School Students to Recognize Making It Click Program
Program promotes importance of seat belt usage
3/12/2018
MDOT MVA Offices to Close in Observance of Presidents' Day
All MDOT MVA offices and VEIP stations will be closed on Monday, February 19; offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 20
2/14/2018
Hogan Administration Announces Traffic Safety Grant Application Opening
Eligible Organizations May Apply Through Midnight on March 16
2/5/2018
Hogan Administration Moves Automated Vehicle Technology Forward
MDOT MVA Issued First Permits to Howard County Company to Test Vehicles at BWI Marshall Parking Garage and MDOT Parking Lots
2/1/2018
Maryland Highway Safety Office Launches Making It Click Program with Nine Schools Throughout the State
Buckle Up. Every Seat. Every Time.
1/25/2018
Hogan Administration now offers TSA Pre✓® and TWIC Card Services at MDOT MVA locations across the state
Glen Burnie Completes the Rollout to add the Services that started in July 2017
1/19/2018
MDOT MVA Offices to Close in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Will Be Closed on Monday, January 15; Offices Reopen on Tuesday, January 16
1/10/2018
New Documentation Requirement for License/ID card Renewals at MDOT MVA
Federal Requirements in Effect starting with January Renewals
1/5/2018
Hogan Administration is Taking the “Dread” Out of VEIP Inspections
More Convenient, Cheaper and Now Less Often
1/3/2018