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  • Delaney favors toll lanes for Interstate 270

    12/18/2014 7:02:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Gazette ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ryan Marshall
    U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney said Thursday that toll lanes might be needed to ease traffic and congestion on Interstate 270, a corridor vital to the future of Montgomery and Frederick counties. Leaders in the region must make sure the highway operates as efficiently as possible, Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac told legislators and business leaders from the two counties Thursday in Frederick at a meeting on the I-270 corridor. Del. Michael Hough (D) of Brunswick, an incoming state senator from District 4, said Virginia has done a good job of combining ideas such as high-occupancy toll lanes and private...
  • I-270 gridlock cries out for solutions

    01/08/2013 6:40:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 7, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    WASHINGTON - Interstate 270 is considered one of the most choked roads in the Washington region, but solutions for the gridlock are few and far between. Figures from the Maryland Department of Transportation show about 114,000 cars use I-270 daily, and that number is expected to jump to 200,000 in the next 10 to 15 years. "Everyone who is familiar with 270 knows it is jammed up in the morning rush hour and evening rush hour," says Gus Bauman, who studies transportation and funding and who chaired a Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding. One proposal to ease congestion...
  • The Great Road: The Story of Frederick Road

    01/22/2012 10:17:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Montgomery Village Patch ^ | January 22, 2012 | Susan Soderberg
    Traveled by Native Americans, presidents, generals, gypsies and families seeking a new life in the west, “The Great Road,” known today as Frederick Road or Route 355, provided a path for both the adventurer and the entrepreneur. As the main route northwest from Georgetown, the last port on the Potomac River, it was heavily traveled from the mid 18th century until it was replaced by Interstate 270 in the 1960s. It began as an Indian trail leading from the Piscataway settlement at the mouth of Rock Creek to the great “Conestoga,” a trail that included footpaths and waterways (what we...
  • Tiny fish (Delta smelt) keeps protection as Supreme Court declines to review case

    10/31/2011 1:47:07 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | October 31, 2011 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — Federal protections for California's delta smelt will remain intact, but Western water controversies will keep on boiling, with a Supreme Court decision Monday not to hear farmers' ambitious challenge to a key environmental law. The court's decision, issued without comment, effectively upholds the conclusion by a Fresno, Calif.-based trial judge and a lower appellate court that the Endangered Species Act can protect even those plants and animals that don't cross state borders.
  • California Peripheral Canal Plan Resurrected

    04/30/2008 10:10:29 PM PDT · by PeterFinn · 33 replies · 102+ views
    California Resources Agency ^ | April 30, 2008 | Peter Finn
    I am posting this important and breaking news ahead of Sacramento TV stations and The Sacramento Bee. The California Resources Agency this evening in Clarksburg, California held a meeting in which they presented their plans to "save" the vital agricultural heartland of California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region. Option four of the presentation (which can be found here: http://baydeltaoffice.water.ca.gov/sdb/bdcp/bdcp_draft_scoping_meeting.pdf ) includes a PERIPHERAL CANAL starting south of Freeport in Scribner Bend and following the exact route of the proposed 1982 Peripheral Canal to the pumping stations of Clifton Court Forebay. But that's not all. Option four as presented this evening also...
  • Corrupt People's Republic of Montgomery County - The Latest

    06/08/2006 4:49:40 PM PDT · by khnyny · 12 replies · 649+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 8, 2006 | Miranda S. Spivack
    CHEVY CHASE Panel Says House Is Over the Line Unhappy Neighbors Want Walls Moved By Miranda S. Spivack Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, June 8, 2006; Page B02 Marianne and Marc Duffy say their dream home renovation in Chevy Chase has turned into a suburban nightmare. Their neighbors say the Duffys intentionally flouted building rules when they expanded their $725,000 house on Thornapple Street and have no one to blame but themselves. Yesterday, a Montgomery County appeals board reaffirmed an earlier ruling that the Duffys had rebuilt their house too close to the street and to neighbors. The Duffys say...