Maryland board advances Capital Beltway toll lanes plan
The Maryland Board of Public Works voted to move ahead on a plan to ease Capital Beltway traffic by replacing an aging bridge and creating toll lanes.
With money tight, Maryland transportation advocates hope for the best
Local jurisdictions and advocates for the Red Line and Purple Line wait to see what Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will due with the budget in regards to transportation funding.
Eye Opener: The battle for Pipkin’s Senate seat
A few government and politics headlines.
New Md. law aims to crack down on toll scofflaws
LAUREL — Hundreds of thousands of tolls have gone unpaid on Maryland’s Intercounty Connector, but officials hope a new law will help them crack down on toll scofflaws. Records obtained by WTOP-FM show 862,458 tolls have not been paid since January 2012, costing the state millions of dollars. Documents also show 88,593 drivers with two […]
Tolls go up across Md. on bridges, tunnels, roads
Tolls have increased bridges, tunnels and other roads in Maryland. Rates went up Monday at 12:01 a.m. Passenger cars paying cash to travel the Harbor Tunnel, Fort McHenry Tunnel and the Key Bridge will now pay $4 instead of $3. On the Bay Bridge and Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge, tolls went from $4 […]
Drone industry worries about privacy backlash
WASHINGTON — It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans’ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions. A far cry from the killing machines whose missiles incinerate terrorists, these generally small, unmanned aircraft will help farmers more precisely apply water and pesticides to crops, saving money and reducing […]
Senate panel hears hours of testimony on a bill going nowhere
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. testified on behalf of his transportation financing bill Wednesday, but it's not clear whether the hearing will lead to any action by the General Assembly.
O’Malley: Bay Bridge closing to traffic
STEVENSVILLE — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says officials are closing the Bay Bridge because of Hurricane Sandy. The governor said Monday that he expected the bridge to close to traffic sometime around 2:30 on Monday afternoon. O’Malley also says the Millard Tydings Bridge over the Susquehanna River on Interstate 95 would close at around the […]
O’Malley: ‘Unlike any storm we’ve had’
Marylanders should stay off the roads for the next 24 to 36 hours as potentially deadly Hurricane Sandy lurches toward the state, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday morning. Speaking from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency in Reisterstown, the governor said the coming storm would be “unlike any storm we’ve had.” “Maryland is right in the […]
Walter Reed, NIH expansions in Montgomery County worry officials
ROCKVILLE — Montgomery County officials are concerned about how planned expansions at the National Institutes of Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will affect traffic on Bethesda’s congested roads. The Washington Post reports the NIH plans to add 3,000 workers to its main campus along Rockville Pike, which already has about 20,260 workers. […]
Grand Prix course then and now
See how downtown Baltimore has changed in preparation for this weekend's Grand Prix. ("Before" videos taken Aug. 11; "after" videos taken Aug. 28.)
Job creation driving highway bills in Congress
WASHINGTON — The lure of roads, bridges, buses and trains isn’t enough anymore to drive an expensive transportation bill through Congress. So to round up votes, congressional leaders are pitching the bills as the hottest thing around these days: job generators. But do they really create more jobs? The answer from a lot of economists […]