December 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Year in Transportation: New Lanes Proposed for I-270, Capital Beltway

Gov. Larry Hogan dropped probably the most remarkable transportation news in September when he proposed that I-270 and the Capital Beltway get four new lanes. Private companies would design, build and maintain the lanes, which would then be able to charge tolls. Some local leaders have been skeptical about the plans, preferring less-expensive reversible lanes […]

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December 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Dec. 8-14

Our Top 10 this week was dominated by the deaths of State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Carlos Wolff, who were killed on I-270 late Dec. 8. We’ve collected all our coverage of their deaths into the top story, which reported their deaths Dec. 9.   Identities of Two Off-Duty Law […]

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November 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

VIDEO: Large Traffic Jam on Beltway Tonight

There is a large traffic jam on the beltway tonight in Bethesda looking toward the I-270 spur. According to the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Twitter account, a crash has closed three lanes on I-495. Alert Montgomery/Prince George's Co: Crash closes three right lanes on I-495 IL prior to MD 650. sf #mdtraffic #mdotnews pic.twitter.com/YIlb0UoAgY — […]

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November 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Transportation Department Plans Forum to Give Overview of Traffic Relief Plan

The Maryland Department of Transportation is moving forward with a forum Dec. 13 to provide an overview of the $7.6 billion public-private partnership to relieve congestion on I-270 and I-495. The forum will take place at the BWI Marriott and is open to industry professionals. Industry responses to the state’s request for information on the […]

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November 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rahn Provides Some Answers on I-270, I-495 Projects

When Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled his $9 billion traffic congestion relief plan he left a lot of questions unanswered. What was he going to do with the American Legion Bridge? Why add four lanes to I-270 when two reversible lanes could satisfy? How can the state expand the Capital Beltway when homes, parks and Holy […]

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November 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Transportation Secretary To Meet with Council Committee

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn meets with the Montgomery County Council’s transportation committee today to discuss Gov. Larry Hogan’s $7.6 billion plan to relieve traffic on I-270 and I-495. The committee’s meeting begins at 2:30 p.m. and will take place in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Council Office Building in Rockville. Council members […]

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November 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Nov. 4-10

Although our Top 10 stories, based on web traffic, included a lot of crime coverage, they do include two political stories: the approval of the $15 an hour minimum wage and the election of Laurie-Anne Sayles to the Gaithersbrg City Council.

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November 6, 2017 | Staff Writer


State Police: Windows Shot Out on I-270

Several drivers reported the windows of their cars were shot out Friday evening on I-270, Maryland State Police reported. The Rockville barrack received several calls from drivers, and troopers were dispatched to the location and found four cars and one Montgomery County Ride On Bus were damaged on the driver side of the vehicles, state […]

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November 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

State Officials Hear from County on Transportation Projects (Video)

Despite criticism about the plan, state transportation leaders asked local officials Thursday night to wait and see what companies propose for the $9 billion plan from Gov. Larry Hogan to add lanes to I-270 and I-495. The road widening on the two highways would be “P3s” — public-private partnerships — where companies would compete to […]

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September 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

I-270 Repaving Could Last Till Summer

An expanded I-270 has been on the minds of state and county officials lately, but while that project is years away, commuters are still inching along the highway while the State Highway Administration continues a milling and paving project. The $6.7 million project improves a 4-mile section in Clarksburg. Crews will grind off the top […]

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