Previously undisclosed details about a September 2013 crash are raising new questions about whether police violated departmental policy by engaging in a high-speed chase. Those new details, from an investigative report obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a Public Information Act request to prosecutors, shed more light on the role of the unmarked police car that was pursuing the Accord.
All lanes on the Baltimore Washington Parkway and MD 32 in Jessup on Thursday have been reopened with the clearing of early morning incidents on both highways, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Completion of a $1.7 million State Highway Administration project to improve the service road between the lanes of Route 40 West (South Philadelphia Boulevard) and Aberdeen businesses along that road has been delayed until at least the spring of 2015, Aberdeen's city manager said Monday.
When the Towson Square movie complex opened on July 10, the Baltimore County parking "czar" Kenneth Mills Jr. was ready. Earlier in the month, on July 1, Mills, chief executive of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority, instituted changes in public parking rates and hours with the dual goals of maximizing parking spaces and avoiding the dreaded gridlock.
Towson's brand-new movie palace comes with all the accouterments of modern filmgoing: tiered auditoriums, floor-to-ceiling screens, leather seats, even a choice of wines. But the theater, which opened July 10, also offers guests an unexpected sight from another age: a single, worn headstone from 1834.
A patch of woods along Gorman Road in North Laurel is on its way to becoming a new senior community, and it's got a name that evokes nothing less than Henry David Thoreau's famous treatise on living in harmony with nature.
The Harford County Department of Public Works Division of Highways will close the bridge at Whitaker Mill Road at Ring Factory Road. The time frame is approximately from Wednesday, July 30, 2014 to Monday, August 18, 2014.
It is now peak construction season and without congressional action the federal highway trust fund will go bankrupt (expenditures will exceed receipts) in August — next month. As the senators for Maryland, we are fighting for a multi-year transportation bill to provide planning and funding certainty to our state.
A five-vehicle collision on the Baltimore Washington Parkway South in Hanover at Interstate 195 has closed the southbound left shoulder at 8:19 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.
State Highway Administration crews will begin work toward the end of July on a project to shore up a portion of the Deer Creek stream bank in Rocks State Park in order to protect the section of Route 24 (Rocks Road) that runs parallel to the stream.
The State Highway Administration will introduce a lower speed limit, median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, in an attempt to slow a startling trend of pedestrian deaths on the road by the upcoming fall semester.
Environmental groups have gone to court in an attempt to force state regulators to strengthen orders given to Baltimore city and three of Maryland's largest counties to curtail their storm-water pollution. Meanwhile, in a recently disclosed assessment, the Environmental Protection Agency also found shortcomings in Maryland's storm-water control efforts, both in new development projects and in established communities.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is balking at the price tag of the massive east-west Red Line transit project, telling state officials the county will contribute about half the funding it is being asked for — and only then if certain conditions are met.
With the opening this week of the 15-screen theater at Towson Square, Towson will get a look at the first wave of visitors drawn by nearly $800 million due in new investment that will transform the town center of the county seat of government. The theater is the first in a series of density-boosting projects. The county is preparing to fend off gridlock — and not just traffic jams in the street. We think pedestrian congestion looms as a problem requiring attention.
Three University of Maryland students crossed U.S. 1 this weekend, hours after a fatal hit-and-run on the that same stretch of road. The students said they know jaywalking the major thoroughfare is dangerous — three people have been struck and killed by drivers there in the past six months — but they said they've become accustomed to drivers yielding to them on campus..
By By Colin Campbell and Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun
Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season.
A plan to build subsidized housing on the former Cardinal Gibbons School campus in southwest Baltimore has met with some opposition from nearby communities with concerns about traffic and property values.
Michael Pecht feels like Sherlock Holmes sometimes, and not just because he plays violin on the side. He runs a 120-person engineering team at the University of Maryland where he and others get to figure out why something is going wrong — from windshield wipers to highly technical parts.
A three-vehicle collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Towson at the Charles Street exit has closed two inner loop left traffic lanes, the inner loop left shoulder and outer loop left shoulder at 8:56 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation.