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Tag Archives: Transportation

O’Malley, Ehrlich differ on funding for transit plans

Transportation has shouldered its way in alongside jobs and the economy as a key issue in the governor’s race among many in Maryland’s private sector who see investments in rail, road, air and sea travel as essential to the state ...

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Business leaders: Lawmakers need to raise money for roads

State and federal lawmakers need to raise more money to repair aging roads, bridges and rail lines, and build the next generation of transportation infrastructure, business leaders and public officials said Wednesday. “To have a first-class transportation system, whether it ...

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Potholes update: Do it now!

In response to my blog about a town in Germany selling potholes to citizens who pay to have them filled in, a reader has reminded me that this idea is not new — in fact, it was done in Baltimore ...

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Own your own pothole?

Now that winter seems to be loosening its icy grip on Baltimore, potholes are blossoming on local streets, and officials are combing through their scarce budgets to find the money to pay to fill them. But one town in Germany ...

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Timing is everything

For a company called ExecuCar, it’s probably safe to say there’s nowhere to go but up. That’s because the company, which bills itself as the “premier luxury sedan service in the U.S.,” offering airport transfers and business travel with professional ...

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MTA guinea pig

As of this morning’s commute I am officially a field tester of the Maryland Transit Administration’s new Charm Card. The Charm Card is a rechargeable plastic fare card, just like the Washington Metro’s SmarTrip card. Instead of buying paper passes ...

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A Smarter Way to Get There?

Today, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore launched its new site that’s intended to help commuters figure out how they can get to Harbor East without a car, or at least show them alternatives. The site, entitled “A Smarter Way to ...

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