Baltimore's railroad legacy has ebbed over time as Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was subsumed and its successor CSX Transportation moved south. Residents and local officials say the city's prominence in the railroad industry crumbled alongside the aging tunnels, overpasses and tracks that convey trains through city neighborhoods every day.
By By Kevin Rector, Yvonne Wenger and Doug Donovan and The Baltimore Sun
With most of the school year gone, it seems as if the Bel Air Elementary School community has finally adapted, improvised and overcome. Here's how the process has developed, rather successfully, in the past few weeks
On the day after the Baltimore area experienced record levels of rainfall and a street collapse, Thursday morning's commute was snarled with accidents and road closures on major thoroughfares and secondary roads.
A nearly 120-year-old retaining wall that has troubled Charles Village residents for decades collapsed amid a month's worth of rain that fell Tuesday and Wednesday, dumping half a dozen cars, street lights and sidewalks onto the CSX rail tracks below.
By By Scott Dance, Kevin Rector and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun
As heavy rain continues to fall in the area, more than a dozen county roads in Baltimore County are closed due to flooding, according to Lauren Byrd, public information officer for the Department of Public Works.
Plans for construction of 101 York, a mixed use project of student housing, commercial space and parking, advanced a step last week when County Councilman David Marks, who represents Towson, introduced a resolution April 21 to approve the continued review of a proposed Planned Unit Development for the project. The Council is expected to act on the measure May 22.
All southbound traffic on MD 144 in the Marriottsville area has been closed between MD 32 and Marriottsville Road due to emergency roadwork at 7:32 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation
Although there was a significant public outcry in 2009 when State Highway Administration officials put out their plans to protect a major Harford County thoroughfare and prevent stream erosion with improvements to a section of Route 24 (Rocks Road) in Rocks State Park, the public response to updated plans presented Wednesday was much calmer.
Residents of Bel Air South urged Harford County officials to consider new traffic solutions as two residential projects, at Constant Friendship and Plumtree Road, move through the county's development review process.
The Maryland State Highway Administration's long delayed plan to rebuild parts of Route 24 through Rocks State Park is back on track and could begin as early as mid-May, but the first phase has been scaled back considerably from what highway planners proposed several years ago.
Designs for the next Inner Harbor skyscraper — a 43-story tower sheathed in reflective blue glass on the site of the former McCormick & Co. factory — met with praise Thursday at the first presentation to the city.
David Schlachman, principal of DMS Development, said the latest plans for the 101 York development add 125 onsite student parking spaces, but require an additional 40 beds to offset those additional costs.
In coming months, the leaders of central Maryland's various jurisdictions will haggle and negotiate over what regional transportation projects to prioritize over the next two decades — and they're looking for public input.
Howard County will move ahead with the launch of its new regional transit agency this summer despite a legislative decision in Annapolis to withhold state funding from the operation until it is further studied.
All lanes have been reopened on Interstate 95 South in Baltimore City with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision with injury at Caton Avenue on Friday morning that shut down all but the southbound left shoulder for more than two hours, state transportation officials said.
The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature.
An incident involving a vehicle on Interstate 95 North in Baltimore City at the Caton Avenue exit has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound right shoulder at 8:59 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
A long wait for Laurel residents came to an end on Friday, March 28 with the opening of the first retailer at the Towne Centre at Laurel, a new retail area still under construction. The grand opening of Burlington Coat Factory Friday is a major milestone in the $130 million development at the site of the former Laurel Mall on Route 1.
Harford County public safety officials, working with the county's volunteer fire and ambulance companies, implemented a "closest unit" strategy for EMS dispatching this week, which could result in residents seeing ambulances from neighboring jurisdictions in their communities if the crews happen to be close by.