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  • Bus companies scramble to handle Ravens game, inauguration

    Bus companies scramble to handle Ravens game, inauguration
    By the time the phone calls started pouring in from Ravens fans seeking transportation to Sunday's conference championship game outside Boston, Superior Tours in Baltimore was already expecting a busy holiday weekend. The company had charter buses booked...
  • Five Md. air traffic towers will remain open

    Five Md. air traffic towers will remain open
    Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that are part of 149 "low activity" towers nationwide will remain open through the end of the September, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday. The towers, including those at Martin State...
  • Md. airport towers appear safe from federal cuts

    Md. airport towers appear safe from federal cuts
    Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...
  • Distracted driving

    Distracted driving
    Strange as it may sound, only a few years ago Marylanders were heatedly debating whether to ban drivers from text-messaging on their cell phones while behind the wheel. The dangers of "distracted driving" were an illusion, opponents claimed,...
  • As holiday nears, BWI moves to ease crunch on land, in air

    As holiday nears, BWI moves to ease crunch on land, in air
    With the busiest travel period of the year just a few anxious days away, BWI Marshall Airport is in an all-out push to burnish its reputation as the "easy come, easy go" airport. Wednesday morning, federal security officials added BWI to a pre-...
  • Clocks to spring forward this weekend for daylight savings

    Clocks to spring forward this weekend for daylight savings
    Forward. It's more than a presidential campaign slogan. It's also a directive on the second Sunday of March — this weekend — for clocks in the United States to move forward one hour under daylight-saving time. This means more afternoon sun....
  • Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave

    Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave
    Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad was remembered on Saturday at the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor. An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in bondage...
  • Md. lawmakers say budget cuts could harm BWI

    Md. lawmakers say budget cuts could harm BWI
    With the BWI Marshall Airport terminal as a backdrop, Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation took turns Friday bashing mandatory federal budget cuts they said could harm not only air travel but local businesses that rely on passenger...
  • Surcharges likely for gas pipeline replacement

    Surcharges likely for gas pipeline replacement
    When Maryland utilities replace their gas pipelines, customers have had to fork out extra money afterward — not during. But that's poised to change. Both chambers of Maryland's General Assembly, citing safety concerns, approved measures this...
  • Feds investigating BWI flights to Cuba

    Feds investigating BWI flights to Cuba
    It was undoubtedly exciting news: Baltimore would become one of the few spots in the U.S. offering flights to Cuba, a Communist nation largely off-limits to American travelers. But one critical item had been overlooked: the paperwork. The Florida travel...
  • Doctors' group pushes for new child safety seat standards in Maryland

    Doctors' group pushes for new child safety seat standards in Maryland
    A Maryland doctors' group is pushing legislation to bolster the state's child safety seat laws, a move designed to better protect toddlers from head, neck and spinal injuries during accidents. The Maryland State Medical Society, also known as MedChi,...
  • Bigger trucks spell big trouble on Maryland's roads

    Bigger trucks spell big trouble on Maryland's roads
    In meetings with members of Congress and their staffs this month, I was very clear about my reason for being there: AAA Mid-Atlantic is strongly opposed, on behalf of its members and all motorists, to any increase in the size and weight of tractor-trailer...