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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | August 9, 1992
The only commuter bus service from Carroll County to Baltimore might be discontinued.But the president of the Manchester charter company that operates it says he's interested in working with the county to develop a van shuttle service to the Owings Mills Metro Station.Bill Rohrbaugh, of Bill Rohrbaugh's Charter Service Inc., told the county commissioners Thursday that because of low ridership he's considering eliminating his Westminster-to-Eldersburg-to-Baltimore commuter route because of low ridership -- unless the service is subsidized.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
As of 8:50 a.m., a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 695 has closed two of three outer loop traffic lanes and a shoulder at Loch Raven Boulevard. Roadwork is also causing several lane closures in the Baltimore metro area. Patching and resurfacing nearly four miles of MD 178 from Housley Road and Crownsville Road in Annapolis and Crownsville will prompt single-lane closures and flagging operations between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for the next several weeks, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2004
A long-sought commuter bus line from Mount Airy to the Washington metro area has shut down, barely one month after it started, because of abysmal ridership, an official of the Howard County motor coach company said. Eyre Bus Service Inc. of Glenelg began the twice-daily round-trip service last month, offering a $6 one-way trip by motor coach from the park-and-ride lot at Interstate 70 and Route 27. But it made its last run from Mount Airy on Friday, said Matthew T. Eyre, marketing and research coordinator.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
A disabled vehicle in Baltimore County on Interstate 95 North prior to the MD 43 White Marsh Boulevard exit has closed the right northbound traffic lane at 8:47 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. A disabled vehicle in Baltimore County on Interstate 95 North prior to the MD 43 White Marsh Boulevard exit has closed the right northbound traffic lane at 8:47 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. Earlier incidents hampering traffic in Anne Arundel County have been cleared, DOT said.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,michael.dresser@balltsun.com | August 29, 2008
Maryland transportation officials will beef up commuter bus service from Kent Island to Annapolis and Washington next week to help relieve congestion on the Bay Bridge as it undergoes an estimated 10 weeks of emergency repairs to its corroded barrier walls. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that starting Tuesday, the Maryland Transit Administration would add six weekday round trips to routes 922 and 950 from Kent Island. The added buses are being brought into service after Maryland Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari ordered the closing this week of one of the two lanes of the bridge's eastbound span.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2013
MARC train and commuter bus patrons can purchase tickets online, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Friday. The consolidated ticketing service, http://MTA.CommuterDirect.com , will begin April 1. It will accept SmartBenefits, vouchers and employer-sponsored credit cards as well as split credit card payments and renewable orders. Weekly and monthly passes for MARC and commuter bus service will continue to be accepted for rides on MTA local bus, Metro subway, light rail, express bus and neighborhood shuttle service.
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August 19, 2007
Get on board with commuter bus I found much merit to Michael Dresser's "Getting There" essay printed Aug. 13, 2007. I believe the time is ripe for Carroll County to pursue commuter bus options. Separate routes connecting Westminster, Hampstead and Eldersburg to the Owings Mills Metro make sense to me. Rather than large luxury buses that Dresser envisions, we might do well with mini-buses. These would use less fuel and require fewer riders to be cost effective. I was intrigued with Dresser's suggestion that the same buses after their Owings Mills stop continue on to Woodlawn and BWI. Clearly there are a fair number of Carroll commuters to these employment centers.
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By Lesa Jansen and By Lesa Jansen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 17, 2001
Living within commuting distance of Washington's Metro system, Mount Airy resident Kathy Adams thought occasional visits from her son, who lives in Northern Virginia, would be a breeze. But Adams found out that mass transit only goes so far, and Mount Airy is not one of its destinations. Her son could travel mass transit as far as Damascus in Montgomery County - about 10 minutes away - after taking a bus from the Shady Grove Metro station. The inconvenience of having to drive to Damascus might change for Adams - and Mount Airy's Washington commuters - as the Maryland Transit Administration unveils a proposal for commuter bus service between the southwest Carroll town and the Shady Grove Metro station.
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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1999
Many Mount Airy residents support a proposal to initiate commuter bus service to suburban Washington, Mayor Gerald Johnson told the Town Council last night.The council last month charged Johnson with the task of researching twice-daily bus service for the town's more than 3,000 commuters. The bus would run from the Park and Ride lot on Route 27 to Gaithersburg, where riders could transfer to Washington buses.Johnson said he recently spoke with several residents at the Park and Ride lot and "found out that people would ride it."
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
A disabled vehicle in Baltimore County on Interstate 95 North prior to the MD 43 White Marsh Boulevard exit has closed the right northbound traffic lane at 8:47 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. A disabled vehicle in Baltimore County on Interstate 95 North prior to the MD 43 White Marsh Boulevard exit has closed the right northbound traffic lane at 8:47 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. Earlier incidents hampering traffic in Anne Arundel County have been cleared, DOT said.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2013
MARC train and commuter bus patrons can purchase tickets online, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Friday. The consolidated ticketing service, http://MTA.CommuterDirect.com , will begin April 1. It will accept SmartBenefits, vouchers and employer-sponsored credit cards as well as split credit card payments and renewable orders. Weekly and monthly passes for MARC and commuter bus service will continue to be accepted for rides on MTA local bus, Metro subway, light rail, express bus and neighborhood shuttle service.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Monday, traffic was slow on Lombard Street near Lloyd Street in Baltimore City, due to an accident. An accident was slowing traffic on Fallston Road near Pleasantville Road in Fallston. A water main break was disrupting traffic around Madison Street and Guilford Avenue in Baltimore City. North Charles Street was closed between North Avenue and West 21st Street in Baltimore City, due to water main repairs. Officials recommend that motorists use Calvert or Howard streets or I-83 as alternative routes.
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The Baltmore Sun | October 30, 2012
Travel restrictions on Baltimore City roads were lifted at noon, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. Maryland State Police are urging people to stay off roads until highway crews are able to clear away fallen trees and other traffic hazards. They warn that downed power lines and wind-blown debris are blocking roads around the state. In addition, they say, power failures have caused traffic lights to go out around the region. In Garrett County, portions of I-68 were closed due to blizzard conditions.
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Lionel Foster | October 4, 2012
If you haven't done so already, you should stop right now and read a piece by another young journalist from Baltimore, “Fear of a Black President,” the September cover story by The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates. I'm serious. It's really good. Here's a paragraph break so that you know where to pick this up. Welcome back. Now as you'll recall, Mr. Coates points out the irony of America's first black president barely mentioning the subject of race at all. It's certainly an issue for other people.
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November 8, 2011
I am troubled by the assumption of PlanMaryland opponents that they have an inalienable and eternal right to our tax dollars to support their high maintenance and energy consumption lifestyle. The purpose of the PlanMaryland legislation, like smart growth before it, is to withhold state funding for bad choices about how and where to live made by local government. If they persist in turning cornfields into vinyl McMansions, they shouldn't do it on my tax dollars. It's bad enough that any corporate functionary should get a mortgage interest deduction for living in a house with a profligate carbon footprint and commute on roads newly built on some of the best farmland on the planet.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2011
A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday in Glen Burnie on charges of human trafficking and prostitution, police said. Uzodimma Nnamdi Oguh, 32, transported women along the East Coast to work as prostitutes, Maryland State Police said in a statement Friday. Police said they searched a Baltimore hotel where they said Oguh was running the business locally. Oguh has been charged with six counts of human trafficking, three counts of prostitution, one count of motor vehicle theft and other related criminal charges, police said.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | December 6, 2008
Howard County commuter bus riders got a reprieve yesterday from a state proposal to eliminate all service between Baltimore and Columbia as well as along the U.S. 1 corridor to Laurel. A compromise on budget cuts hammered out about midnight Thursday and announced yesterday will save all three threatened bus routes, though it will reduce the number of trips, starting Jan. 12. Howard County government also agreed to contribute $200,000 this fiscal year to keep the buses running, and the state agreed to extend another route now serving Ellicott City to Columbia.
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