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Road Transportation

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  • Baltimore-Washington Parkway reopens after bridge repair is a success

    After some trouble on the first attempt, the State Highway Administration removed the 300-ton West Nursery Road bridge over the northbound lanes of Baltimore-Washington Parkway overnight and reopened the road early Saturday. Crews used hydraulic...
  • GOP delegates denounce gas tax increase

    Hours before the House was scheduled to debate a proposed increase in gas taxes supported by Gov. Martin O'Malley, Republicans lawmakers excoriated the plan Wednesday as a $2 billion drain on taxpayers' wallets over the next six years. House Republicans...
  • Route 24 changed the face of Harford County 25 years ago

    Route 24 changed the face of Harford County 25 years ago
    Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of a new highway that dramatically changed the face of central Harford County. Two and a half years after construction began, on Nov. 23, 1987, Harford elected officials and business leaders celebrated...
  • House approves higher gas tax, sending bill to Senate

    House approves higher gas tax, sending bill to Senate
    The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise taxes on gasoline for the first time since 1992, heeding Gov. Martin O'Malley's call for an infusion of money to pay for roads, mass transit and other transportation priorities. House passage, by an unofficial...
  • Balt. Co. Council approval keeps path for cyclists and pedestrians clear

    Balt. Co. Council approval keeps path for cyclists and pedestrians clear
    The goal of providing more paths for bicyclists and pedestrians in an area that stretches from Arbutus to Lutherville moved a step closer last week with the Baltimore County Council's approval of an access plan. "That's a big win," said Councilman Tom...
  • Editorial: Route 24 has made worse the problem it sought to solve

    It's been a quarter of a century since Route 24 opened to traffic, but only relatively recently has it ceased to be known as either "New 24" or, more obscurely, the Emmorton Bypass. Indeed, at this late date, Emmorton is a place name with little sense...
  • We all benefit from transit, and we should all pay for it

    We all benefit from transit, and we should all pay for it
    Opponents of the effort to raise Maryland’s gas tax have thrown around a lot of ridiculous claims in recent weeks, from the argument that the money isn’t really needed (if anything, the projected $600 million-a-year return is not enough to...
  • Maryland to expand Howard County rest area as safety measure

    Maryland to expand Howard County rest area as safety measure
    David Lones pulled his red and silver 18-wheeler off Interstate 95 South into the Maryland Welcome Center in Savage shortly after 5 p.m., some 12 hours after his day started in New Hampshire and in time to get a parking space for the night. He's not...
  • Traffic: Accident on I-97 near Route 100

    Traffic: Accident on I-97 near Route 100
    As of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, traffic was slow on I-97 northbound at Route 100 in Anne Arundel County, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on I-95 southbound at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore City, I-95 northbound near Route 295 in...
  • Divided business community misses a chance on gas taxes

    Divided business community misses a chance on gas taxes
    When it comes to higher gas taxes, most Maryland businesses agree on one thing: They want a guarantee that the money designated for highway revenues will go to roads and bridges. But when the rubber met the road in the Maryland House of Delegates, some...
  • Marylanders poised to begin annual Thanksgiving travel

    Marylanders poised to begin annual Thanksgiving travel
    Mara Kaminowitz knows the roads. That's why the professional mapmaker and her husband will be taking the train to New York City to celebrate Thanksgiving with family. "That's our strategy for how to deal with holiday traffic — avoid I-95 at all...
  • Road improvements follow BRAC growth

    Ever since Harford County learned that the nationwide military base realignment would bring up to 10,000 new jobs to Aberdeen Proving Ground, officials and residents have pushed for road improvements around the Army base. Average daily traffic on Route...