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  • Don't be so quick to dismiss public transit as a viable mode of commuter transportation

    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...
  • Getting There: Maryland's era of cheap road tolls is over

    Getting There: Maryland's era of cheap road tolls is over
    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...
  • 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'...
  • Timeline: JFX milestones

    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...
  • MTA goal could require passengers to pay 65 cents more

    MTA goal could require passengers to pay 65 cents more
    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. Such...
  • Maryland officials work to land FBI headquarters

    Maryland officials work to land FBI headquarters
    Maryland officials are working behind the scenes to lure the FBI's headquarters to the state from its longtime home base in downtown Washington as the agency seeks an updated building to carry out its expanded counterterrorism and cyber crime missions....
  • A nice place to get away from

    It had been a lot of years since I regularly made use of the Aberdeen train station when a friend of my daughter's was scheduled to visit and had taken the train from New England. Back when I made use of the train a few times a year, the MARC commuter...
  • Daily closures of Hess Road Bridge in Monkton through Thursday

    The Harford County Department of Public Works announced the Hess Road Bridge over the Little Gunpowder Falls in the Monkton area is closed to traffic daily through Thursday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The closures began Tuesday morning along one...
  • Maryland sees improvement in jobs picture

    Maryland sees improvement in jobs picture
    Maryland's employment picture continued to improve in November, and local economists are hopeful that 2012 will be an improvement over this year — but they aren't expecting much. Several economists predicted only slightly better job growth next...
  • Gas tax: Pay now or later

    Gas tax: Pay now or later
    Over the past month, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has increased 25 cents in Maryland. As far as anyone can tell, the motorists of this state received no particular benefit from the change in price — aside from a lighter...
  • The JFX massively subsidized white flight from Baltimore

    I wouldn't wax rhapsodic about the half centennial of the Jones Falls Expressway ("City's six-lane Main Street at 50," Dec. 16). It was the evacuation route for white flight at a time when the strictures of Jim Crow were in retreat under the Warren Court....
  • The fair way to raise fares

    The fair way to raise fares
    Raise fares on Baltimore's bus, light rail, and subway (and perhaps even on MARC commuter trains), and ridership will likely fall, particularly given the economy and the fact that so many transit riders live a hand-to-mouth existence. Cut service, and...