Transportation panel to distribute grants to BWI...

Arundel Digest

March 14, 2002

Transportation panel to distribute grants to BWI communities

A newly formed committee will distribute $250,000 in grants for transportation projects in the communities near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, state Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari announced yesterday.

The 11-member Community Enhancement Committee is accepting proposals from community associations for projects such as streetscapes, bus shelters, sidewalks and speed bumps. Associations must submit proposals by May 1.

The state Department of Transportation has not limited the number of grants each agency can submit or the grant's amount. The first grant is expected to be awarded June 30.

A law signed last year by Gov. Parris N. Glendening will fund the grants, which are designed to help people who live within the airport's noise zone.

County police to set up Annapolis sobriety checks

Anne Arundel County police plan to set up a sobriety checkpoint at 10 p.m. tomorrow on West Street in Annapolis.

During the operation, police will stop drivers in both directions between Legion and North Homeland avenues until 3 a.m. Saturday.

More than 250 arrests have been made for drunken driving and drug possession during 21 previous checkpoints set up by county police, officials said.

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