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Transportation

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  • The toll on U.S. roads [Editorial]

    The toll on U.S. roads  [Editorial]
    Since the 1930s, the federal tax on gasoline has been the single greatest source of revenue to pay for America's highways and mass transit. For every gallon sold, 18.4 cents is collected by the federal government and set aside in the Highway Trust Fund to build and maintain roads, bridges, subways, light rail and other transportation-related projects.
  • Embracing West Coast means leaving Laurel far behind [Column]

    Growing up in Laurel, our son Andrew did all the stuff most kids do. He attended the Main Street Festival every year, still mourns the loss of the Laurel Art Center and rode his bike everywhere. Fast forward to now. We are sitting in a Thai restaurant...

    City lists 18 streets needing reconstruction in 2015, included collapsed East 26th

    City lists 18 streets needing reconstruction in 2015, included collapsed East 26th
    Stretches of 18 failing streets in Baltimore are slated for reconstruction in the coming fiscal year, their problems reaching deeper than the potmarked asphalt characterizing so many area roadways after a rough winter. Make that 17. One entry on the...

    For some authors, it's a tour de farce

    For some authors, it's a tour de farce
    When Baltimore writer Rafael Alvarez was driving around the country peddling his books, he sold a collection of his newspaper articles and short stories to a drunken farmer in a men's room outside Memphis, Tenn. He's spent countless nights sleeping in his...

    Candidates for governor differ on economic plans

    Candidates for governor differ on economic plans
    As Maryland looks to re-energize its economy amid federal budget cuts and slow growth in the aftermath of the recession, the three Democrats vying to be the next governor each developed distinct — and detailed — plans for how to improve...