| 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...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 7:18 AM
The Aberdeen Planning Commission gave its approval Wednesday to a preliminary site plan for an extended-stay hotel within a mile of the main entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground.
The hotel will be part of Aberdeen Exchange, a commercial development...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Wendell Cox's recent commentary dismissing transit as an efficient means of commuter travel displays a typically car-centric and myopic view of public transportation ("Before increasing taxes, increase trust," Oct. 12). It also offers conflicting...
| May 15, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Right up front, I must confess that I am part of the reason the Maryland Transportation Authority is considering a proposal to jack up tolls to dizzying heights.
You see, I'm a parasite on the system. Have been for years. And if you, too, commute into...
| May 13, 2011
| 10:33 AM
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.
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Oct. 2, 1956: Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. and state officials break ground for the Jones Falls Expressway.
Dec. 16, 1961: The first, three-mile section opens, from Charles Street at Oliver to Falls Road. An ice storm that evening leads to the first...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 5:20 PM
The Maryland Transit Administration has told the General Assembly that it would have to raise Baltimore-area transit fares by 65 cents next fiscal year — a 40 percent jump — in order to meet state revenue goals without cutting service.