Transportation

How Md. uses surveillance, data to track motorists, traffic

Motorists in Maryland may be aware of the cameras that enforce speed and red-light violations, but the state’s tracking practices include other layers to assist in law enforcement efforts, and for traffic and planning purposes. 

Deadline nears for Maryland uninsured-motorist debt amnesty

Marylanders with debts for uninsured penalties have until Dec. 31 to take advantage of a program that forgives 80 percent of uninsured-driving debts that became delinquent before 2017.

Six things riders might like to know from Metro’s update to Congress

WASHINGTON – The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s recent update to Congress contained a half-dozen takeaways for commuters and visitors who ride the Metro rail system in the national capital region. Metro, which first began operations in 1976 and now…

Hogan orders traffic solutions for ongoing Bay Bridge fixes

Gov. Larry Hogan, R, said Wednesday that he was “furious” about the traffic backups around the Bay Bridge in recent weeks that have resulted from a resurfacing project on the westbound span’s right lane.

As popularity of ride-sharing grows, safety concerns rise

Anytime troublesome events occur when using the increasingly popular ride-hailing — or ride-sharing — services, platforms such as Lyft and Uber see their safety policies face increased scrutiny.

Railroad’s rusting Potomac River span facing overhaul – and maybe more

WASHINGTON – Of the eight bridges connecting the nation’s capital to northern Virginia across the Potomac River, only one is a railroad bridge. And that one stands out for its, shall we say, reddish tint. But plans are moving forward…

Twitter users have mixed feelings rising popularity of electric scooters and bikes

Car-alternative transportation options, like bikes and scooters, are growing in popularity in many cities, though the craze is slow to come to Maryland.

After Wow Air closes, critics see flaws in U.S. regulation

WASHINGTON – A purple Airbus jetliner with bright white lettering sat in silence in a dark corner of Newark Liberty International Airport. Another was parked at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The idle jetliners are remnants of Wow Air,…

Oldest Living African American B&O employee recalls life on the railroad

She’s 99 years old…soon to be 100. But Maggie Hudson’s memories remain of being among an important first for the B&O Railroad.

Discount carrier Wow Air shutters, leaving BWI passengers stranded

The Wow Air terminal at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, usually buzzing with employees and travellers, sat barren without a soul on Thursday, a stark symbol of the airline’s sudden closure.