Monday, May 20, 2013
The Maryland Transit Administration is considering a plan to end three of its five routes on the Intercounty Connector.
The Intercounty Connector could lose three of its existing five commuter bus routes by Aug. 1, 2013, according to The Washington Post. Based on low ridership numbers, the Maryland Transit Administration is considering axing three commuter bus routes, including: The article notes that initial supporters of the toll highway, which stretches for 18 miles between I-270/I-370 and I-95/US 1, hyped the highway's ability to provide bus transportation. Now, 60 percent of those bus routes, which provided peak-hour weekday service, could end in the coming months. The MTA has scheduled a number of public hearings in the first week of June: If you are unable to attend one of the meetings in person, the MTA will accept comments with a name and postal …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The National Weather Service reports that the wintry mix is slated to begin after noon.
Those planning to leave the office for lunch may want to stay indoors Friday. The National Weather Service predicts that rain and sleet are likely to start after noon. Snow and sleet accumulation are anticipated to be less than half an inch, with temperatures near 39, according to the weather agency. The rain and snow are expected to return after midnight, and a precipitation amount of less than a tenth of an inch is possible.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
See what roads to avoid on your evening commute.
Wondering what roads to take during your evening commute? The afternoon forecast is calling for heavy rain in Prince George's and Montgomery counties. Check out our traffic map to see what roads to take throughout the region during your commute home.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Motorists are advised to avoid the highways during the Wednesday afternoon rush hour to allow plows to clear the roads.
Motorists should avoid traveling Wednesday afternoon during the normal rush hour as plows need space to clear roads, the Maryland State Highway Administration has advised. Snow is expected to fall across central, northern and western Maryland Wednesday afternoon and evening. Light snow will start falling between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Moderate snow is expected to fall around rush hour and the snow is expected to end in the evening. “SHA will continue to closely monitor the storm, but we certainly need motorists to do their part as well,” said Melinda Peters, SHA administrator. “Traveling the roads this afternoon during the height of the normal rush hour should NOT be an option; plows need space to clear the roads and gridlocked traffic does …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A new survey ranks commute times nationally, including in Maryland.
Are you spending a ridiculous amount of time on the road on your way to work? Still? In 2012? A new analysis by The Business Journals could give you the answer you already know. The network of business news websites recently examined U.S. Census data from the 2009 American Community Survey and ranked commuting times nationally, including in Maryland. The result: Grand Forks, ND, emerged as the easiest medium-sized city to get around in. Nearly 70 percent of its workers take less than 15 minutes to get to work, the publication said. The commuting index was calculated this way: Cities got more points for the number of commuters who had a commute of less than 30 minutes; points were detracted from those who took longer than that. In short, …
Monday, March 14, 2011
As the ICC begins to open, Patch wants your thoughts on commuting through the area.
The greater Washington D.C. area was recently ranked by INRIX, an international traffic reporting company, as having the fourth worst traffic in the United States. But with recent efforts from Maryland to stem the traffic tide with projects like the Intercounty Connector, Patch wants to know what commutes are like for people who travel through the region every day.