Report: Maryland $9B highway plan a ‘boondoggle’
A report released Tuesday adds Maryland’s plan to expand three highways at a cost of $9 billion to a national list of “highway boondoggles,” and raises concerns about the ability of tolls to pay the cost of construction.
Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities
Studies suggest that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead.
Improving economy shares blame for worst U.S. traffic ever
WASHINGTON — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror. Commuters in Washington, D.C., suffer the most, losing an average of 82 hours a year to rush-hour slowdowns, a new study finds. Los Angeles, San Francisco […]
Roadwork aims to ease congestion near Walter Reed
Some of Maryland's top elected officials are announcing the start of road work to ease traffic congestion near the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Editorial Advisory Board: City adopts plan for all red lights
The terrible gridlock in the city is not the fault of mistimed traffic lights; rather, it is caused by all the cars that appear all at once during certain times of the day.
2013 BWI passenger traffic down slightly
Officials say passenger traffic at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport dropped slightly in 2013, even though international passenger traffic rose almost 20 percent.
Seeking key to unlock grid
In response to growth in Harbor East, Fells Point, Brewers Hill and Canton, City Councilman James B. Kraft is seeking near-crisis relief for mounting traffic woes on the city’s southeastern side.
Heavy weekend traffic expected on Bay Bridge
The Maryland Transportation Authority says motorists can expect heavier than normal traffic this weekend on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Transportation officials say that’s due to a NASCAR race in Dover, Del., and a wine festival in Ocean City, Md. Transportation officials say the best times to travel to avoid the traffic are Friday before 10 […]
AAA calls for Chesapeake Bay Bridge safety review
SANDY POINT — AAA Mid-Atlantic is calling for a federal investigation into the safety of barriers on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge after a car crashed and fell off the bridge and into the water. In a letter to the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday, the group said the crash last week has shaken the […]
Lawmakers get tough grades from environment group
The Maryland General Assembly left a number of important environmental issues on the table when it adjourned in April, environmentalists said on Monday.
City design panel reviews Red Line plans for Canton
Architects laid out plans for a section of the Red Line light rail project that runs through Boston Street in Canton, saying the train will not be a hindrance to commuting in the area.
Bay Bridge safety measures to be taken
The Maryland Transportation Authority on Thursday announced plans to install added safety measures for two-way traffic operations on the Bay Bridge. The authority made the announcement on Thursday. The changes are based on a safety study the agency made last year. Crews are scheduled to remove and replace rumble strips and pavement markings and add […]