February 4, 2013
For the fifth year in a row, Del. Eric M. Bromwell has introduced a bill to authorize slot machines at BWI Marshall Airport It's Bromwell's attempt to infuse the state treasury — specifically the Transportation Trust Fund — with gambling money, and the Baltimore County Democrat said he has no intention of giving up. "I consider this to be the ultimate alternative to a gas tax," he said. "This is exactly how we pay for roads. " The bill would authorize up to 2,500 slot machines in the airport's main terminal beyond the security screening area.
December 21, 2012
The Harford County Department of Public Works, has announced that Cedar Lane from the Cedar Lane Park entrance to Cedarday Drive south of Bel Air has been reopened to traffic. The road was closed in early December for construction to be completed. For further information regarding this road project, contact the Department of Public Works, Division of Construction Inspections at 410-638-3217, Ext. 2434.
July 6, 2012
One road project in Harford County has wrapped up and the road is reopened, while another will be closed for about a month beginning in two weeks. Thomas Run Road from Route 22 to Medical Hall Road has been re-opened to traffic. The road had been closed for since late May to allow for road construction work to be completed, according to the Harford County Department of Public Works. For further information regarding this road project, contact Michael Davies, Chief, Bureau of Construction Inspections with the Department of Public Works, 410-638-3217, ext. 2434, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
May 22, 2012
Patterson Mill Road from Wheel Road to Gillingham Drive in the Bel Air area is closed temporarily through the end of May, according to the Harford County Department of Public Works. The closure for road construction began last Wednesday and was expected to last about 15 days. Motorists who normally travel this route should make other arrangements until the road is reopened. For more information about this road project, contact the Department of Public Works at 410-638-3217, ext. 2434, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
September 14, 2011
Increases to the gas tax, vehicle registration fees and the titling tax were among the options discussed to raise transportation revenues during a lengthy Senate Budget and Taxation Committee hearing Wednesday. The panel is examining ways to increase funding by $800 million a year for road projects, an issue that's likely to be one of several budget-related priorities in the 2012 General Assembly session. The legislature will also try to take another bite out of Maryland's persistent $1 billion structural deficit.
September 1, 2011
Returning from a monthlong break, the Howard County Council will begin discussing new legislation on Tuesday, including a bid to restrict the county's authority to seize private property through eminent domain. A bill introduced by Greg Fox, a Fulton Republican, would change the county charter to limit the county's ability to take land for nonpublic uses. It is in response to a continuing battle over where to put an access road for a county-owned property that was slated to be a mixed-use development before the developer backed out in July.