| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:03 AM
A San Francisco-based engineering-advisory firm, URS Corp., said Thursday it has furloughed 3,000 employees because of the partial government shutdown and more employees could be affected if the stalemate in Washington drags on.
URS said that those...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:45 PM
It might seem like a paid vacation for the 500,000 federal workers on furlough.
They've been out of work since last week and were promised back pay once a budget is passed and the government reopens.
But for many rank-and-file employees who live...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Something is rotten in Baltimore, and it isn't the fall leaves.
From the beginning of the city's speed camera program, there has always been something rather shady about how it has been operated and implemented.
From the closed door meetings between...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Speed camera vendor Brekford Corp. on Friday made its first public statement since losing its exclusive deal to run Baltimore's massive and once-lucrative camera network -- casting the development as a positive step for the firm.
The Anne Arundel Co.-...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Baltimore is planning to expand its contract with an independent firm that monitored its latest attempt to install speed cameras throughout Baltimore and found numerous problems.
On Wednesday, the city's Board of Estimates plans to pay $237,000 to URS...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:44 PM
City Councilman Brandon Scott wants the city to release an independent, taxpayer-funded audit of speed camera tickets issued by Baltimore's former contractor, saying the need for transparency should trump the contention by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:59 AM
The Broward school district has officially hired a private company to handle its construction-related projects, eight months after laying off more than half of its own workers.
School Board members contracted URS Corporation on Wednesday for $1.75...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Baltimore's speed cameras likely charged motorists for thousands more erroneous tickets than previously disclosed, according to data from a secret audit conducted for the city last year and obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
Consultant URS Corp. evaluated...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Driver advocacy group AAA Mid-Atlantic and some lawmakers urged local governments to conduct audits of their speed camera programs Thursday after learning that a secret audit last year of Baltimore's program documented far higher error rates than...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The head of nuclear safety for the cleanup of the former nuclear weapons site at Hanford, Wash., was fired Tuesday after allegations she made over several years that the construction project was ignoring serious safety problems.
Donna Busche, an...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Maryland speed camera programs came under intense scrutiny Tuesday in Annapolis and Baltimore, with the General Assembly considering reforms ranging from a ban of the so-called "bounty system" to levying heavy fines against operators that issue...