Skip to comments.I-270 gridlock cries out for solutions
Posted on 01/08/2013 6:40:13 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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Maryland “Freak State” PING!
The best solution is to cut federal spending, and lay them all off. That would cut down on the BMW traffic jams in the area.
Of the USA’s 10 richest counties, 7 surround Washington DC.
All roads lead to the new Rome, and its clear they are quite crowded.
Just keep building and more and more Housing developments and increasing Maryland population like what has happened the past 10 to 15 years, that will help.
This is a disaster. And it turned R counties like Howard Dem too.
It’s crowded going North that;s for sure, But north of Washington gets all of the funding, while we down Sout of DC get roads like Rt. 5 that will tear the bottom out of your car, and congested 210. We need a new Morgantown Bridge and a new Bridge across to Solomons Island., both are congested and the solomons Bridge was so badly constructed they had to put braces on it a year after it was built. It could fall down any time.
Part of this highway goes through Chris Van Hollen’s district of VERY wealthy demon-rats....
Hey Chris...tax the a** off your richey tax payers...they can do more of their fair share to solve this problem....you putz.
Gee, I thought all liberals used mass transportation !!!
Guess not, trains are for you and not for me.
No, it's not. Putting all those liberal hacks in Maryland keeps them out of Virginia.
With reduced local employment, the traffic should soon subside.
Shut down more lanes. We’ll all be better off if those assclowns never reach their offices.
Put a second layer of 12 lanes right above it.
Reduce the size and scope of Fedzilla. Like, maybe, all the way down to what the Constitution actually specifies. Fewer unconstitutional bureaucracies ==> fewer bureaucrats ==> less traffic on I-270.
How about getting rid of the freaking HOV lanes — the social experiment that reduces the road capacity between 20% and 33%, depending on the number of other lanes out there? Anyone who’s ever driven that side of the Beltway will tell you that the Inner Loop starts backing up into Virginia at almost precisely 3:30pm every day. Why? Because that’s when 1/3 of the I-270 spur lanes are taken away for HOV restrictions.
I agree. What I get out of this place (working around DC) is mostly gravy and I could live on 1/3 of what I make. Technically I am part of the problem, however I and particularly my boss do much-needed work. But there needs to be substantial cuts even though it will hurt some of the good work because there is too much power concentrated here in all agencies including domestic ones.
“The county’s economic well being — and the state’s — depends on a plan ...”
Also the country’s and the world’s well being!!!
To drive through Maryland on I-95 northbound, I pay $3 to go through the Harbor Tunnel, and another $4 to go over the Susquehanna River bridge. I would also say that this is also one of the most heavily-travelled segments of interstate in the country. Yet the Transportation Trust Fund is broke? Where does all the money go????
Make all the .gov employees ride the bus and that should help a lot...
The Wednesday after Christmas it was 20 miles a hour up I95 over the Susquehanna. It is such a wonderful road.
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