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  • Blame the ICC, failed leadership for massive toll increase

    Blame the ICC, failed leadership for massive toll increase
    When the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (now properly known as the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge) opened in 1952, motorists paid $2.80 for a round-trip. Had that Opening Day toll been tied to inflation, the same commute would cost $23.61 today. That'...
  • Fast cars and slow traffic: Baltimore Grand Prix is here

    Fast cars and slow traffic: Baltimore Grand Prix is here
    This morning, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation sought to put a good face on the havoc the Baltimore Grand Prix is playing on downtown traffic when it used the word "slight" four times in a three-sentence news release to describe the...
  • Maryland tolls playing catch-up

    Maryland tolls playing catch-up
    The Maryland Transportation Authority moved a step closer to raising its tolls to the levels paid elsewhere around the country when its board formally proposed the largest increases in the state's history. Board members gave preliminary approval Thursday...
  • Transportation

    Howard County’s location between Washington and Baltimore offers a reasonable commute for residents working in those two cities and for others commuting here for jobs.   Commuter Solutions offers up-to-date transportation information such as bus...
  • 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,...
  • Americans still scarred by Sept. 11 attacks

    Americans still scarred by Sept. 11 attacks
    When an earthquake hit the Baltimore area recently, a familiar anxiety crept over Kimberly Anthony — not unlike her feelings after the terrorist attacks a decade ago. Anthony, a Washington resident, still carries psychic scars from Sept. 11, 2001....
  • Getting There: Proposed toll hikes draw hostile reception

    A proposal to impose the largest toll increases in the state's history received a hostile reception from residents Monday night as the Maryland Transportation Authority brought its proposal to Baltimore for public comment. Several dozen people turned out...
  • Proposed toll increase is not small change

    The level of the proposed increase in tolls is outrageous during this austere time and is expected to generate an additional $77 million per year. Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) toll revenue supports Maryland's tunnels, bridges and turnpikes....
  • School redistricting returning to Howard after four-year lull

    After four years without moving school district boundaries, Howard County parents and children can expect numerous rounds of redistricting for the rest of this decade, school officials told County Council members at a meeting Wednesday morning. The...
  • Military base expansion effort officially ends this week

    Military base expansion effort officially ends this week
    The restaurants around Fort Monmouth in New Jersey used to be packed. Now that lunchtime crowd gathers 150 miles to the southwest, in Aberdeen. Javier Rodriguez, who just relocated to Aberdeen Proving Ground last month, was struck by the familiar feeling...
  • State highway chief to retire

    Neil J. Pedersen, who led the State Highway Administration through the two biggest projects in its history, said Wednesday that he will step down at the end of the month to travel with his wife and explore other professional opportunities. The soft-...
  • Otis Rolley

    Otis Rolley
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as mayor. My passion is city planning. After graduating from MIT, I made Baltimore my home and went on to become the nation's youngest Director of City...