Author

Bruce DePuyt

Bruce DePuyt

Bruce DePuyt spent nearly three decades on local television, including 14 years as executive producer and host of News Talk on NewsChannel 8 in the Washington, D.C., area. He has served as reporter, anchor and producer/host of 21 This Week in Montgomery County. Md., and as reporter/anchor at NBC affiliate WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, VA. He reports for Maryland Matters, part of the States Newsroom network of sites covering state governments.

Maryland’s plan to build Fairfax toll lanes is an unwelcome surprise to some Virginians

By: - June 17, 2022

Maryland’s plans to undertake major construction work along the Capital Beltway in Fairfax County aren’t sitting well with some Northern Virginia residents and elected leaders, who are questioning why another state is involved in transportation projects outside its borders. The critics say key details of the projects have only come to light recently — and […]

Plan to widen beltway and Interstate 270 suffers major defeat in key vote

By: - June 17, 2021

A regional transportation panel on Wednesday dealt a potentially crippling blow to planned widening of I-495 and I-270 and the replacement of the American Legion Bridge between Maryland and Virginia. Sitting as the Transportation Planning Board, county and municipal leaders from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia voted to remove the project from a […]

Northam, Hogan announce deal on I-495 bridge replacement

By: - November 12, 2019

In a bid to ease one of the worst bottlenecks in the country, the governors of Maryland and Virginia announced Tuesday that the two states will partner on a replacement for the aging and overcrowded American Legion Bridge on Interstate 495. The new 12-lane span will be built where the existing eight-lane bridge stands. It […]