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Road Transportation

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  • Don't force drivers to subsidize transit

    Don't force drivers to subsidize transit
    Once again, Virginia has beaten Maryland to the punch regarding taxes on business and consumers. Virginia eliminated its gas tax completely and replaced it with a 3.5 percent sales tax on the wholesale price of gasoline. Gov. Martin O'Malley's new tax...
  • Commentary: Traffic around Route 924 has no easy fix

    The other night, I was listening to Harford County Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti describe the notorious site of a proposed Walmart (the Route 924 and Plumtree Road area) as a "traffic nightmare" and watching Councilman Jim McMahan point at a video of...
  • New shops in Catonsville geared to meet cyclists' growing needs

    New shops in Catonsville geared to meet cyclists' growing needs
    For the past few years, Scott Westcoat has witnessed a groundswell of support for cycling in the Catonsville community. The longtime Catonsville resident saw more families riding their bikes together and many people biking to work and navigating...
  • Big I-95 project planned in Harford faces long delay

    Big I-95 project planned in Harford faces long delay
    Although workers building express toll lanes have become a common sight on I-95 in eastern Baltimore County, Harford County residents should not expect to see the same thing on their side of the Little Gunpowder Falls for many years, state highways...
  • Construction mishap prolongs Baltimore-Washington Parkway closure

    Construction mishap prolongs Baltimore-Washington Parkway closure
    A construction mishap led Saturday to prolonged closures of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the West Nursery Road business corridor near BWI, but state officials said the roads should reopen by rush hour Monday morning. The problem occurred as crews...
  • O'Malley, top Democrats propose higher taxes on gas

    O'Malley, top Democrats propose higher taxes on gas
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly are proposing to raise taxes on gasoline by $2 billion over five years to pay for highways, transit and other transportation projects. The legislation endorsed by the governor,...
  • Bottleneck at I-95, Baltimore Beltway remains, possibly to promote use of new toll lanes [Editorial]

    Bottleneck at I-95, Baltimore Beltway remains, possibly to promote use of new toll lanes [Editorial]
    It's not much of a surprise that the Maryland State Highway Administration is again looking at making I-95 wider in Harford County from the Route 24 interchange south to the Baltimore County line and beyond. The state has dozens of projects in the long-...
  • Halloween's fiendish fun translates into big bucks

    Halloween's fiendish fun translates into big bucks
    The National Retail Federation says Halloween will be an $8 billion industry this year, with seven in 10 Americans celebrating and spending an average of nearly $80 per person on costumes, candy and decorations. Don't believe it? Look no farther than...
  • Md. still feeling quake's effects as hurricane approaches

    Md. still feeling quake's effects as hurricane approaches
    A day after the largest East Coast earthquake in more than 60 years, Marylanders continued to deal with the fallout, as officials assessed the effects on buildings and infrastructure, transit riders saw delays and some federal workers and public school...
  • With no voice, Brigance continues to spread his message

    With no voice, Brigance continues to spread his message
    Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is O.J. Brigance. O.J. Brigance sits at a table in Sullivan's Steakhouse, speaking with his eyes. Brigance...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix forces adjustments downtown

    The Baltimore Grand Prix lurched toward its starting line Thursday as downtown was consumed by the chaos of last-minute preparations for the three-day event. Wide-scale road closings began to take effect, preparing the race course along downtown...
  • Baltimore's Grand Prix comes with risks and rewards

    Baltimore's Grand Prix comes with risks and rewards
    The city invested nearly $7 million in the Grand Prix at a time of cutbacks in neighborhood services. It tied up downtown traffic before, during and after a long holiday weekend, less than two weeks before voters go to the polls for a mayoral election....