City officials are planning to make several "drastic changes" to the popular Charm City Circulator bus network in order to reduce costs, including the elimination of the Banner route and reduction of service on the Green and Orange routes, according to transportation director William Johnson.
In theory, the Red Line could one day ease Baltimore's traffic woes; however, to sustain the growth trends that certain neighborhoods have experienced in the past decade, we need to implement effective and efficient methods for moving people around the city now. Having read the "Southeast Baltimore Complete Streets Plan," I see an excellent vision of Baltimore that we can implement immediately, creating a more functional and accessible city, complete with modern mass transit, more biking options
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's $2.5 billion preliminary operating budget for next year will impose no new fees, keep tax rates the same and shrink the city's workforce to the smallest size in decades.
The Maryland Transit Administration's signature effort to improve its troubled Baltimore-area bus system — already delayed for nearly a year — faces an uncertain future because of new skepticism from the administration of Gov. Larry Hogan.
As downtown Towson grows, its transportation system needs to grow too, not just with a proposed circulator bus, but by making the area more walkable, bicycle-friendly and parking-friendly, a panel of experts told 40 people at a meeting Monday.
Across the region on Thursday, those who had someplace to be — other than the neighborhood bar or their home telework station — tossed aside set schedules and their best-laid plans for whatever alternatives were still on the table amid the season's latest winter treatment: more sleet, ice and the fluffy white stuff.
Baltimore transportation officials said peak hour parking restrictions will be enforced Monday morning in preparation for the morning commute. Vehicles must be moved from marked streets to avoid ticketing or towing.
The Baltimore area is in store for another bitterly cold weather system, one that will keep temperatures below freezing throughout Monday and will likely bring up to five inches of snow from Monday night into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
It's obvious that the whole Charles Street corridor, from Federal Hill northward, has emerged as a place where people want to live. That's something of change from the goals of the 1915 Charles Street Association, where there was more an emphasis on select retailers and fancy shopping.
Eric Costello has been a magnet for controversy as president of the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association. Now he's been nominated to fill a City Council vacancy through a process that has been criticized. The council is expected to vote Monday on his nomination.
Judging from the rush of developers to produce new apartments and the surge of office and hotel construction, Baltimore is seeing what looks like a new renaissance — fueled by two generations of urban dwellers who have come on the scene since the renaissance of 1960-80, when the city was re-invented by the "crown jewel" of the Inner Harbor.
More than a million visitors were expected to land in Baltimore this week to commemorate the bicentennial of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, many of them from out of state and in need of a place to stay.
About 10,000 people are expected to come to the city for the grand opening of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore one week from today, a key early test for city officials and business leaders eager for a smooth launch.