| 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.
| Dec 18, 2011
| 1:29 PM
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....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 8:48 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 1:03 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 6:53 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 5:15 AM
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....
| Dec 22, 2011
| 7:00 AM
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...