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  • 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...
  • Prince George's County Fire Department offers fireworks amnesty

    Prince George's County residents can avoid penalties for possessing fireworks through the Prince George's County Fire Department's fireworks amnesty program. This is the ninth year that the county fire department has run the program, which allows...
  • State Police run truck-safety dragnet at FedEx Field

    State Police run truck-safety dragnet at FedEx Field
    — Just after dawn Tuesday, law enforcement officers began yanking hundreds of trucks off the Capital Beltway and funneling them to an inspection lot a long touchdown pass from FedEx Field. The truck-safety dragnet pulled over 420 rigs and...
  • Seat belt enforcement in Towson nets 55 citations

    Baltimore County Police from the Towson Precinct issued more than 50 seat belt citations in four hours during a recent evening patrol in downtown Towson. According to the precinct, its Traffic Team unit conducted a "Night Time Seatbelt Enforcement...
  • Md. trucking firm called 'imminent hazard,' ordered off roads

    Md. trucking firm called 'imminent hazard,' ordered off roads
    A Hanover-based trucking company with a long history of safety violations — including a fatal crash in August — has been ordered off the road after federal regulators found it to be an "imminent hazard" to the public. The Federal Motor...
  • 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...
  • BWI gets $12 million federal grant to repave runway

    BWI has received a $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help pay for the repaving of its longest runway, members of Maryland's congressional delegation announced Wednesday. Work on Runway 10-28, the 10,502-foot asphalt strip...
  • $2 million grant for Ocean City buses

    OCEAN CITY, Md. — More money is one the way for buses in Ocean City. Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Sen. Ben Cardin on Friday announced a $2 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation's State of Good Repair Program. It provides...
  • For second year in a row, BWI sets passenger record

    For the second year in a row, passenger traffic set records at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, with 22.39 million ticket holders passing through the gates in 2011. The 2.1 percent increase came as airport officials...
  • New trucking company shut in Arundel

    Federal regulatory officials moved quickly to shut down an Anne Arundel County trucking company that opened at the same address as a freight hauler closed this month by authorities who cited a number of safety violations and seven crashes in the past...
  • How government 'solves' gas prices

    So, gas is going up to $5 per gallon, probably more. Hey, this could be a real problem. In fact, it's a huge problem for the hard-working Americans, especially those in the lower middle class. We have to do something about it. An example: Joe Doaks...
  • 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...