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Jun 21, 2011

Drivers decry plan for Maryland toll increases at 7th public hearing

More than 100 angry, toll-paying drivers decried a plan to raise the cost of traveling on some state roads, highways and tunnels twice in the next two years at Dundalk Middle School on Tuesday night. “It’s an absurdity to make people pay this,” said Kathleen Niedzwick as she waited for the seventh hearing on the […]

Jun 19, 2011

Transportation, education top Harford County Executive David Craig’s agenda

As past president of the Maryland Association of Counties, David R. Craig says he has often put himself in the role of mentor to county executives in smaller jurisdictions around Maryland. A former math teacher and school administrator, such counsel comes naturally to Craig, the 62-year-old Republican Harford County Executive. So naturally, he’s eyeing a […]

Jun 17, 2011

No go on Ocean City gas promo

The town of Ocean City announced Friday it won’t be going forward with a proposed gas promotion. The town made an announcement on June 3 it was gearing up for a $100,000 free gas promotion, making it the first resort town in the country to do so. The announcement was listed on Ocean City’s website, […]

Jun 16, 2011

Metro starts information campaign on rail work

WASHINGTON — Tired of broken Metro escalators? Bothered by constant rail work and other inconveniences? Metro officials unveiled a new information campaign Thursday aimed at keeping riders up to speed about an ongoing effort to rebuild the 35-year-old transit system. The goal is to help commuters understand that inconveniences they’re encountering now should pay off […]

Jun 14, 2011

I want to ride my bicycle…

Now that the weather’s nicer and traffic is just lousy around downtown already, commuting to work by bicycle is looking like a better option these days. Waterfront Partnership and Bike Maryland are teaming up to host a workshop June 30 on the basics of bicycle commuting. Interested bicyclists will learn on how to get started […]

Jun 10, 2011

Metro’s red, blue, orange lines will have weekend delays

WASHINGTON — Metro customers traveling on the red, blue and orange lines should expect to add 20 minutes to their commutes this weekend because of track work. On the red line, track work will start Friday evening and continue through Sunday. Trains will share one track between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Twinbrook and between Takoma and Forest […]

Jun 6, 2011

Joe Nathanson: Teleworking slow to catch on in Baltimore

With gasoline prices still bouncing around in the $3.75 to $4 per gallon range, area commuters are once again considering their alternatives. Carpooling and vanpooling, which offers a trade-off of cost sharing for more limited schedule flexibility, might be getting another look. The use of public transit in the form of local buses, light rail […]

Jun 1, 2011

Md. approves diverging diamond “concept”

The State Highway Administration has provided a little post-holiday clarity after Tuesday’s story on the wacky diverging diamond traffic pattern that some planners think will alleviate congestion at the interchange at Arundel Mills Boulevard and Maryland 295. SHA has approved the concept of the design, according to spokesman Charlie Gischaler. “SHA ‘s Office of Access […]

May 24, 2011

US mayors to meet in Baltimore next month

Mayors from around the country will gather in Baltimore next month for the annual meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors. The economy, job creation, transportation, high-speed rail, homeland security, immigration and energy efficiency top this year’s agenda at the meeting set to run from June 17 to 21. The mayors will also vote […]

May 23, 2011

Metro to look at name changes for stations

WASHINGTON — The Metrorail station called U-St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo is a mouthful by any measure. Now Metro has a chance to simplify that and other station names that are a source of complaints and mockery among riders. The transit agency is planning to review its naming policy this week — and ask that alternative […]

May 19, 2011

Rep. Harris opposes proposed bridge toll hike

OCEAN CITY — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris says he opposes a proposal to double the eastbound toll on the Bay Bridge. The Maryland Republican, whose district includes the Eastern Shore, said at a news conference Wednesday that state officials were unfairly shortchanging rural areas. A proposal from the Maryland Transportation Authority would raise the toll […]

May 16, 2011

Miller not optimistic about Md. gas tax hike

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said Friday he doesn’t think lawmakers can round up the votes to raise the state’s gas tax during a special session this fall. Miller, the most powerful advocate of raising the fuel levy in the General Assembly, told Brucy DePuyt on NewsChannel 8 that “we’re not going to […]

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