Posts filed under ‘Transportation’

3-28-12: The Man Who Makes the Wheels Turn

Ralign Wells took on the job of Administrator of the MTA just over two years ago–but he started with the agency as a weekend bus operator 20 years ago. Here, he talks with Sheilah about how the MTA coordinates with transit initiatives taken by local jurisdictions—such as the Baltimore City Circulator, the possibility of a new bus tracker, and how likely it is that fares will go up.

Continue Reading March 28, 2012 at 7:55 am 2 comments

9-7-11: Baltimore Election 2011–The Red Line

The Federal Transit Administration has given the go-ahead for Baltimore’s proposed Red Line addition to the light rail system to begin the preliminary engineering phase. What effect could Baltimore’s next mayor have on when we’ll be able to get on board–literally?

Continue Reading September 7, 2011 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

7-26-11: Taking the New MTA Website Out for a Spin

The Maryland Transportation Administration recently revamped its website, to mixed reviews. We take it for a test drive.

Continue Reading July 26, 2011 at 8:00 am 1 comment

6-22-11: Trucks, Trains, and Angry Neighbors

Maryland’s Department of Transportation is working with the transportation company CSX to create an intermodal transfer facility south of Baltimore. DOT is considering placing the transfer station in Beltsville, Hanover, Jessup, or Montevideo. Some citizens in the area are concerned about that — we present their thoughts to CSX.

Continue Reading June 22, 2011 at 9:20 am 2 comments

A Transfer from Trains to Trucks

Maryland’s Department of Transportation is considering creating a facility south of Baltimore where cargo would be transferred from trains to trucks. DOT is considering placing the transfer station in Beltsville, Hanover, Jessup, or Montevideo. Some residents of those towns are not crazy about the idea. Do you live near one of the proposed sites? We want to hear your thoughts.

Continue Reading June 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm 17 comments

4-22-11: Aging While Driving

In February, an 83 year old driver hit and seriously injured a Johns Hopkins student bicycling near the university. She was cited with negligent driving last week. We look at the impact of aging on driving — and what systems are in place to help.

Continue Reading April 22, 2011 at 8:08 am 1 comment

2-23-11: High-Speed Rail’s Leaving the Station…Slowly

As the Obama administration is trying to show its commitment to cutting the deficit, is now the right time to be pushing the development of a high-speed rail network? We’ll hear from an advocate and an opponent about what high-speed rail would mean for Maryland.

Continue Reading February 23, 2011 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

2-8-11: We’re Walkin’ Here!

A new program from the Maryland Humanities Council and the Stoop Storytelling Series looks at transportation in Baltimore.

Continue Reading February 8, 2011 at 8:00 am 2 comments

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