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  • Stop wasting tax dollars on bad planning

    I am troubled by the assumption of PlanMaryland opponents that they have an inalienable and eternal right to our tax dollars to support their high maintenance and energy consumption lifestyle. The purpose of the PlanMaryland legislation, like smart growth...
  • Minor changes as Arbutus Farmers Market opens for second season

    The second season of the Arbutus Farmers Market opens June 7 with only a few minor changes from last summer's debut. Patti Sue Nolan, president of the Arbutus Business and Professional Association and organizer of the market, said many of the vendors...
  • Route 1 Conowingo Dam detour postponed to Monday

    The Maryland State Highway Administration has postponed the planned closure of Route 1 at Conowingo Dam until Monday, Nov. 14, the agency said Wednesday, citing weather concerns. The SHA had planned to close part of Route 1 at Conowingo Dam all day...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City building bike trail to connect Penn Station and Inner Harbor

    City building bike trail to connect Penn Station and Inner Harbor
    About 16 months from now, bicyclists will be able to ride from the Inner Harbor to Pennsylvania Station on a smooth path all their own. Little by little, crews working in the shadow of the Jones Falls Expressway are inching their way north, building a...
  • 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...
  • A grand mess

    A grand mess
    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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...