Tag: traffic

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

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

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

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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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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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

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

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



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



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.