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  • Maryland transit spending: No bang for the buck

    Maryland transit spending: No bang for the buck
    Unlike many elected officials and transportation planners, Maryland state comptroller Peter Franchot understands the connection between economic growth and mobility. Mr. Franchot proposed suspending the state's gasoline tax on long weekends during the...
  • MARC Penn Line shows summer gains

    MARC Penn Line shows summer gains
    In recent years, summer has been a season of discontent for riders on Maryland's MARC commuter trains, as hot weather contributed to frequent engine breakdowns, track problems and power malfunctions that led to cascading delays. The misery on the rails...
  • Aberdeen seeks new vision for train station area

    Aberdeen seeks new vision for train station area
    Aberdeen city planners and elected officials hope to transform the area around the MARC train station into a more bustling, vibrant neighborhood, and they want residents to be involved in building the vision. Phyllis Grover, head of the city's planning...
  • Maryland transit agency to create transit hub

    The Maryland Transit Administration, which operates three of its core services from centers scattered around Baltimore, plans to consolidate those operations in a downtown hub under a $15.4 million contract scheduled to come before the Board of Public...
  • Package of toll increases wins final OK from state agency

    Package of toll increases wins final OK from state agency
    The Maryland Transportation Authority gave final approval Thursday to the largest package of toll increases in the state's history, which will double the cost of a round trip through the Baltimore harbor crossings to $8 by July 2013. In another move, the...
  • If O'Malley wants to create jobs, there's a better way

    One can scarcely blame Gov. Martin O'Malley for wanting to do something about jobs. Maryland's unemployment rate, while still well below the national average, is high and showing little sign of improvement despite the boost from the federal military...
  • Harford, Cecil reaction to smaller toll hikes is mostly positive

    Elected officials and average citizens alike seemed relieved to hear the Maryland Transportation Authority has backed off the steep commuter toll hikes for the Hatem Bridge between Havre de Grace and Perryville that drew massive protests earlier this...
  • Penn Station's architect designed terminals in Hoboken, Scranton

    I repeated a blooper in my recent column on the 100th anniversary of Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station that was caught by a sharp-eyed Roland Park resident and lawyer, John C. Murphy, who comes from a family of Baltimore architects. I had stated with...
  • State backs off on Susquehanna toll hikes

    The Maryland Transportation Authority board plans to keep the AVI decal toll bridge sticker system for another year, raising its cost to $20 in July 2012, and then institute a special EZPass program for Hatem Bridge users after that, Sen. Nancy Jacobs...
  • Maryland tolls: good politics, bad policy

    Maryland tolls: good politics, bad policy
    When the Maryland Transportation Authority floated a package of toll increases that seemed staggering to many motorists — a jump from $2.50 to $8 on the Bay Bridge by 2013, for example — state officials insisted that the higher rates were...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix had better be worth the hassle

    Baltimore Grand Prix had better be worth the hassle
    For years, Baltimore has been a city divided on east-west lines. East Baltimore political organizations vie with those in West Baltimore. The city's high schools have spirited crosstown rivalries, such as Dunbar and Douglass. Loyalties on the college...
  • Pat on the BRAC

    After years of talk, BRAC has finally arrived. Effective this week, Aberdeen Proving Ground has officially made the transition from a $3.5 billion a year installation to a $20 billion facility. Make no mistake about it: this is a big deal. Anyone who has...