Tag: traffic

City plans fines—but will drop threat of driver’s license point—for those who ‘block the box’

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City plans to drop threat of driver’s license point for those who ‘block the box’
A familiar scene for Baltimore drivers: a Maryland Transit Administration bus blocks the intersection of Fayette Street and Guilford Avenue downtown. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

When a public hearing began Wednesday night for a resolution to sync up all of Baltimore’s traffic lights before the city’s “Don’t Block the Box” traffic-enforcement program takes effect, Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Department of Transportation officials didn’t appear to be on the same page about the penalties.

Hogan Announces $461M, Suburbia-Geared Traffic Congestion Plan

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I-695, via Wikimedia Commons user Mlaurenti

Maryland’s governor is banking on the Beltway and outer interstates as the keys to improving commuter transportation in Maryland.

Hogan Says Md. Will Spend $50 Million on Smart Traffic Lights

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Photo by Matt Mendoza, used under a Creative Commons license

Continuing his fascination with transportation technology, Gov. Larry Hogan announced new funding on Wednesday for software-controlled traffic lights.

First Wave of Restored Speed Cameras to Begin Operating on Monday

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

As promised, traffic enforcement cameras are back in Baltimore.

Return of the Fines: I-95 Speed Cams Start Ticketing Next Monday, and Citation Amounts Revealed for Baltimore’s Revived Traffic Camera Program

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore drivers be warned: Automated camera fines are returning to I-95 next week, and fines from cameras on city streets aren’t far off.

Baltimore Gears Up for Army-Navy Game, Return of Trump

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Photo by Ed Gunts

With two of our nation’s military academies set to face off on the gridiron at M&T Bank Stadium tomorrow afternoon and the president-elect scheduled to pay the city a visit, Baltimore is abuzz with all kinds of feelings.

New Sinkhole on Cathedral Street Closes Central Mt. Vernon Intersection

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Courtesy DPW
Courtesy DPW

Another sinkhole popped up in Mt. Vernon last night, this one about a block west of the Washington Monument at the center of the historic neighborhood.

Morning Traffic on a Strange Planet

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Does this ever happen to you?

You are sitting at a red light in morning traffic, half-listening to the news on the radio, half-trying to decide how to juggle the elements of an ordinary day: the meetings, the appointments, the overscheduled children, the dirty house, the dreaded phone calls: the insurance company, the plumber, the cable provider. Which to do first, which second, which can be put off, which to axe entirely — oh wait, you need some cash, and there’s an ATM in the next block, should you stop now or get cash at the grocery store later —

and click, something shifts.

Baltimore Traffic Costs You $1100 and 47 Lost Hours Per Year

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I hope you’ve already made your commute by the time you read this post–because if you haven’t, you might be tempted to just stay home.

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