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  • Alan Mark Silbergeld, consumer advocate

    Alan Mark Silbergeld, a retired Consumer Union attorney and consumer advocate who was an aficionado of vocal music, died Friday of complications from lymphoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Homeland resident was 72. "He was a leading consumer advocate on...
  • Keeping Comfort in Baltimore a tough sell, O'Malley says

    Keeping Comfort in Baltimore a tough sell, O'Malley says
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says Maryland will have a tough time persuading the Navy to keep the USNS Comfort docked in Baltimore, but he expects forthcoming commerce to bolster the waterfront's vibrancy. O'Malley said Wednesday he will work with the state's...
  • Commuters who flout rules make it tougher on the rest

    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...
  • The toll on Route 40 should have gone away

    When the universal product code bridge stickers are no longer accepted for those of us who regularly cross the Susquehanna River on the Route 40 bridge between Havre de Grace and Perryville, a sad day will have come. When Maryland adopted the E-Zpass...
  • Gas tax increase bad for business

    Gas tax increase bad for business
    Instead of blindly raising the cost of gasoline and diesel to Maryland consumers, now is the time to rethink how the more than $3 billion spent yearly on transportation needs in Maryland are funded. We should not allow government to squeeze more money out...
  • TRIP transportation information program expands

    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...
  • Work starts this spring on last part of Intercounty Connector

    Construction of the final segment of the Intercounty Connector, the state's first all-electronic toll road, is scheduled to begin this spring. The one-mile stretch of highway will connect Interstate 95 to U.S. 1 inPrince George's County. It will cost $89...
  • Saving the bay on a budget

    Saving the bay on a budget
    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. I've been...
  • Harford highway deaths took huge spike in February

    Harford highway deaths took huge spike in February
    One of the bloodiest months on Harford County highways in recent years concluded Wednesday with seven deaths and a number of people seriously injured. The county's top police official, a lawman for nearly 40 years, said he doubts the county has ever seen...
  • State looks at all-electronic toll collection

    State looks at all-electronic toll collection
    Maryland may eventually do away with tollbooths on the state's highways, bridges and tunnels and switch to electronic toll collection. A preliminary report by the Maryland Transportation Authority concluded that converting its seven toll plazas is...
  • In Easton, loss of mail center would ripple through economy

    In Easton, loss of mail center would ripple through economy
    Kathie Jones loses more than patience when the mail is late. She also loses customers. As the owner of a small business that prepares bulk mail for delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, Jones hears complaints every time a church newsletter or a...
  • Federal bill would provide money for bike trails

    Federal bill would provide money for bike trails
    Baltimore and other Maryland localities would receive millions of dollars in federal money for bicycle trails, scenic pull-offs and street beautification projects as part of a huge, bipartisan transportation bill expected to pass in the U.S. Senate as...