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  • JFX turns 50: Baltimore's six-lane Main Street

    JFX turns 50: Baltimore's six-lane Main Street
    Hours after a ribbon-cutting ceremony 50 years ago, the Jones Falls Expressway had its first pileup and subsequent traffic snarl. Some things never change. The JFX is the road we love to hate but can't live without, the city's Main Street where everyone...
  • Baltimore ranks 11th among major U.S. cities in biking and walking, Washington second

    Baltimore ranks 11<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> among major U.S. cities in biking and walking, Washington second
    Baltimore has the 11th-largest percentage of commuter walkers and bicyclers among major U.S. cities, according to a new report on bicycling and walking in the U.S. "Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2012 Benchmarking Report," released Monday by...
  • Lanes to close for up to a month on Jones Falls

    Lanes to close for up to a month on Jones Falls
    Warning: Congestion ahead. Starting next Friday evening, one lane in each direction of the Jones Falls Expressway near 29th Street will be shut down for up to a month while crews make emergency repairs to clogged and collapsed drainage pipes. The work,...
  • Transit and town center projects set to transform College Park

    Transit and town center projects set to transform College Park
    The University of Maryland, College Park could look considerably different by 2020 if plans for a light rail line and a town center development on the east side of campus roll forward this year. Preliminary engineering for the $1.93 billion Purple Line,...
  • A heavy toll for Baltimore-area drivers

    A heavy toll for Baltimore-area drivers
    After hearing about the expected rises in tolls across Maryland, I couldn't help but think that Baltimore was hard hit while other areas of the state remained relatively unscathed. I'm talking, among other places, about D.C.'s northwestern suburbs....
  • The policies behind the traffic jams

    I would love to introduce the writer today complaining about the incessant traffic backups on Interstate 95 to the writer whose letter published last weekend took great umbrage at the proposed increase in the tolls who feels that anything less than...
  • U2 traffic: Downtown traffic not too bad, city says

    As of about 5:30 p.m. the expected traffic congestion from the influx of U2 fans to M&T Bank Stadium wasn't looking too bad, according to the Baltimore Department of Transportation. Department spokeswoman Kathy Chopper said some backups were developing...
  • Marylanders need to put as much effort into fighting toll increases as they have fighting illegal immigrant tuition bill

    I believe our way of life and standard of living in Maryland is slowly but surely being taken away. It will take a strong joint effort to keep this state I love so much the "Free State." The in-state tuition for illegal immigrants law, or the Dream Act,...
  • Is 'helping out' a stranger assisting or enabling?

    Is 'helping out' a stranger assisting or enabling?
    After seeing a Saturday night movie, my wife and I had come out of The Charles and were headed for the parking lot. At the corner of Charles Street and Lanvale, coming directly at us, was a good-looking man of about 35. "Uh, oh," I thought. And sure...
  • The Interview: Aaron Greenfield, attorney for Holocaust survivors and families

    The Interview: Aaron Greenfield, attorney for Holocaust survivors and families
    Baltimore attorney Aaron Greenfield's work representing Holocaust survivors and their families earned him an invitation last month to join a special committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Greenfield, special counsel in the corporate practice...
  • Higher tolls expected to generate truck traffic

    With all of the concerns surrounding MdTA's proposed toll increases on cars on the Susquehanna River bridges, few are looking at the potential impact on larger trucks and increased Conowingo Dam traffic. The Conowingo Dam is one of the three bridges...
  • Speed enforcement Jeep attacked on BW Parkway

    Speed enforcement Jeep attacked on BW Parkway
    A man wielding a hammer and a shotgun attacked a speed enforcement vehicle on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near the BWI Marshall Airport exit Wednesday morning, prompting police to close the highway for several hours. Police said the assailant was...