| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:19 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2011
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...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:54 AM
There are a couple things that make my daily commute a little worse. The first is what I call "ramp riders," motorists who take an exit ramp not to exit, but to bypass slower traffic by continuing onto the on-ramp to merge into traffic ahead of where they...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 5:38 AM
The Central Maryland Transit Corp. — which manages the public bus service in Laurel; and portions of Howard, Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties — received a $1.57 million federal grant to expand its Transportation Resource Information...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:17 AM
What if you had to save the Chesapeake Bay and you had almost no money?
It's a fitting question in the aftermath of the Great Recession, as governments across the watershed wonder how to afford the next round of bay cleanup requirements.
| Dec 4, 2011
| 1:54 PM
About 16 months from now, bicyclists will be able to ride from the Inner Harbor to Pennsylvania Station on a smooth path all their own.
Little by little, crews working in the shadow of the Jones Falls Expressway are inching their way north, building a...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:50 AM
The Baltimore Grand Prix's problem was not that the city didn't do enough to subsidize the race but that an inexperienced and unwieldy management group overpaid for goods and services and underestimated the amount of capital it would need to cover first-...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 3:19 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:19 AM
Anyone who has been around long enough to hear the storied history of Aberdeen can attest that if it weren't for the railroads, the city wouldn't be what it is today.
Long before there was an Aberdeen Proving Ground, there were train stations in...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:55 AM
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...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:12 AM
The task force studying Maryland's transportation funding has yet to finalize its recommendations, but members should expect to receive a great deal of criticism when they do. The panel's preliminary recommendations made Tuesday include a 15-cent increase...