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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Resqme Is Worst-Case-Scenario Car Safety Gadget

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 300 to 400 people are killed in submerged vehicles each year in the U.S. In addition to being a disorienting, viscerally panic-inducing scenario, being trapped in a sinking car presents...
  • Survey: We Want Transportation Improvements and We're Willing to Pay

     
    Would you be willing to pay more at the gas pump if it would improve safety and congestion on your daily commute? More than two-thirds of Americans say they would, according to a new AAA survey of more than 2,000......
  • Robert B. Reich: Corporate wrongdoers must be prosecuted as a deterrent

    General Motors has fired 15 employees after an internal investigation into the company's handling of defective ignition switches that lead to at least 13 fatalities. But the only way to stop lawbreaking at GM or any other big corporation is to...
  • Public input sought on key Amtrak, MARC tunnel replacement in Baltimore

    Public input sought on key Amtrak, MARC tunnel replacement in Baltimore
    State and federal transportation officials studying the replacement of an aged rail tunnel beneath Baltimore are opening the discussion to local residents and Amtrak and MARC commuters. The 1.4-mile Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel, considered a key bottleneck...
  • Tilting Delaware bridge called a transportation 'DEFCON-1'

    A major north-south highway through Wilmington, Del., connecting Philadelphia suburbs to Baltimore, has been indefinitely shut down because a tilting span of bridge could have fallen 50 feet under a full traffic load. "This is the sort of thing that...
  • Corporate wrongdoers must be prosecuted as a deterrent [Commentary]

    Corporate wrongdoers must be prosecuted as a deterrent [Commentary]
    General Motors has fired 15 employees after an internal investigation into the company's handling of defective ignition switches that led to at least 13 fatalities. But the only way to stop lawbreaking at GM or any other big corporation is to...
  • Delaware bridge could reopen to traffic around Labor Day

    A major highway through Wilmington, Del. — shut because supports for a bridge it traverses are tilting — could have some lanes reopened around Labor Day, state transportation officials said. The stretch of Interstate 495, which connects...
  • Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot

     Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot
    The Chicago Cubs' quest to offer free remote parking this season will face its toughest challenge later this month. The team will bring its plan before the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on June 20, as it has formally requested a special-use permit...
  • Candidates for governor promise to restore local highway aid

    Candidates for governor promise to restore local highway aid
    OCEAN CITY — Gubernatorial candidates of both parties promised city and town officials that they would restore local road repair money cut from the state budget by the O'Malley administration. Appearing at the annual convention of the Maryland...
  • Off-duty Prince George's officer arrested on road rage, gun charges

    Off-duty Prince George's officer arrested on road rage, gun charges
    An off-duty Prince George's County police officer was arrested in Curtis Bay Tuesday after a road rage incident that ended with him pointing his gun at another driver, Anne Arundel County police said. The 47-year-old victim told police that the officer,...
  • Traffic: Roadwork near Caton Avenue splits lanes

    Four traffic lanes on northbound Interstate 95 between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and Fort McHenry Tunnel will split around a work zone. One lane will be directed to the left and three others to the right, according to the Maryland Transportation...