Tag: baltimore transportation

TransportationCamp Baltimore is Back – Join on Saturday, May 18

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Transportation Camp Baltimore

Back for its second year, join TransportationCamp Baltimore on Saturday, May 18th for this annual unconference at the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business. With an objective to bring a more inclusive and engaging forum about transportation, an unconference is unique in that participants propose and lead the conversation. From pioneering bicycles to roadside shopping centers, the history of transportation and infrastructure “firsts” in Baltimore is bottomless but hidden in the city’s nooks and crannies, so take the opportunity to discuss with fellow peers! Tickers are $15 and can be purchased here.

Baltimore Gets a D on Transportation Report Card

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If the greater Baltimore area wants a better report card, someone needs to make it easier to get to work. A report card out today gave the area’s transportation system a “D” overall, and handed out F’s for regional transit in some categories.

Sidewalk to Nowhere? N. Charles St. Saga Continues

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Last week, in response to our Charles Street repave-take-two report, a reader wrote, “Would love to know the story behind the sidewalk to nowhere that sits alongside the new bridge at Charles Street and the Beltway…” She’s talking about the incomplete sidewalk at Charles at Bellona, and we appreciate her astute infrastructure question. A phone call to super-personable Valerie Burnette Edgar, director of communications for the Maryland State Highway Administration, solved the mystery. We asked Burnette Edgar a pile of concrete questions: Is this a sidewalk constructed by Historic Byway money? If not, where do funds come from? What is the purpose of pouring one here? When will the project be complete?

An engineer on top of the sidewalk job emailed the following, “The project is constructing continuous sidewalk along both sides of Charles Street from Kenilworth Avenue, which has existing sidewalk, to Bellona Avenue, and then along both sides of Bellona to the east of Charles Street to Orchard Hills Park at Othoridge Road and along the north side of Bellona west of Charles, to provide pedestrian access to the businesses. Note, not all construction is complete yet. Funding was not from Historic Byway money, but was provided from the federal and state transportation funds as part of the interchange reconstruction.” The work will be finished by summer 2012.

Is this a walkway you will use? Got an infrastructure puzzler? Please post below!

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