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May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

‘Alarming’ 88 Citations Per Day, New School Bus Cameras Catch Passing Drivers

The expansion of the automated school bus camera program in Montgomery County is proving that the number of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses is a bigger problem than what officials thought. The cameras reveal dozens of drivers are getting busted illegally passing stopped school buses every day in Montgomery County. Since Oct. 13th, police […]

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January 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Mixed Reaction to New Traffic Pattern at Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway (PHOTO)

There’s a new traffic pattern at the intersection of the Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda, and reaction to the change has been mixed. The Parkway has been narrowed from two lanes to one in each direction approaching the intersection, and the speed limit has been reduced from 35 mph to 25 […]

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November 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Over 48-Million Expected to Travel 50 Miles or More on Thanksgiving Weekend

AAA is projecting that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Drivers Advised to Look Out for Deer and Bears on Maryland Roads

AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists to be alert for roaming deer as it is mating season. The mating season, also known as rut, typically runs from late Oct. through Nov in the fall, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). But that’s not all. If you are driving in western Maryland, you should […]

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August 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Hogan Unveils New Maryland License Plate and Plans to Study Building Another Bridge Across Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that transportation officials will begin initial studies to examine where to build another crossing over the Chesapeake Bay at a news conference on Tuesday. According to Hogan, the latest transportation project is an effort to relieve traffic on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. “Last year the Maryland Transportation Authority completed its […]

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January 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Drivers Urged to Use Caution During Winter Storm

Maryland State Police are urging drivers to use caution and think twice before heading out this weekend due to the potential snow storm. Here are the recommendations from state troopers: Stay home this weekend unless the nature of your employment requires you to travel (emergency responder, medical profession, snow removal etc.); Maryland State Police will […]

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September 25, 2015 | Staff Writer

Deer Population is Increasing; Never Veer for Deer

As the leaves begin to change and the days become shorter, the white-tailed deer population will enter into the mating season also known as “the rut.” The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists to use heightened awareness of deer crossings and regions where there are known deer populations. “Although a […]

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July 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Street Beat: Randolph Road and Georgia Avenue Closures Begin Friday Night

Beginning this Friday night and continuing through the weekend, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews will temporarily close multiple traffic lanes on both MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) and Randolph Road. One lane will remain open in both directions. SHA expects delays and suggests drivers avoid the area if at all possible. According to an SHA […]

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July 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: I-495 Triple Lane Closures Begin Thursday Night

Beginning this Thursday night and continuing each weeknight until work is complete, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews will temporarily close traffic lanes on the outer loop of I-495 (Capital Beltway) over MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue, exit 34) for emergency bridge deck repairs. According to an SHA news release, crews will close lanes on the Outer […]

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June 30, 2015 | Krista Brick

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July Fourth Drivers to Pay Less in Tolls in Maryland

If you are traveling this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, it just might cost you less to get there. Starting July 1, cash customers crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge eastbound in a two-axle vehicle will now pay $4, instead of $6 previously, a discount of $2, or 33.3 percent. It will cost […]

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