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Tag Archives: Transportation

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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