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  • Governor Larry Hogan Announces Advancement of I-270 Congestion Relief Project

    05/05/2017 4:53:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Governor Larry Hogan ^ | April 19, 2017 | Press Release
    April 19, 2017 Will Save Drivers up to 30 Minutes on Morning CommuteANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced advancement of the state’s $100 million I-270 Innovative Congestion Management Project, which will save drivers up to 30 minutes on their morning commute southbound from Frederick to I-495. The winning design-build team, comprised of 16 firms, was selected following a competitive bidding process to deliver a modern adaptable highway by creating an automated smart traffic system that will move the most vehicles fastest and farthest on I-270 between I-70 and I-495. The governor was joined by Montgomery County Executive Isiah...
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delays funding for transitway in upper Montgomery

    10/10/2016 1:55:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2016 | Katherine Shaver
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has postponed funding a busway in the heavily congested Interstate 270 corridor for at least six years, significantly delaying a transit project that Montgomery County is relying on to develop the upcounty without making traffic worse. Hogans proposed six-year transportation budget includes no money for the Corridor Cities Transitway, which has been planned since at least 2000 to connect the Shady Grove Metro station at the end of the Red Line with the upcounty. The first nine-mile segment would run between Shady Grove and the Metropolitan Branch MARC commuter rail station in Gaithersburg. Delaying the...
  • Delaney visits Hagerstown to push corporate-funded infrastructure bill

    05/19/2015 11:12:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | May 6, 2015 | Don Aines
    Rep. John Delaney was in Hagerstown Wednesday to pitch his proposal for long-term funding of transportation and other infrastructure projects by repatriating the overseas earnings of American corporations. "There hasn't been anything really transformative to put a lot of money into infrastructure," Delaney, D-Md., told a small group of businesspeople at Bulls & Bears restaurant. He pointed out that the federal gas tax the primary source of revenue for the Highway Trust Fund has not been increased since the early 1990s, in part, because it is politically unpopular. It also is a regressive tax that hits lower-income people...
  • Reversible toll lanes on 270? Maybe

    02/27/2015 7:12:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    WTOP ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ari Ashe
    ROCKVILLE, Md. With a new governor viewed as road-friendly in Annapolis, one Montgomery County lawmaker hopes toll lanes on Interstate 270 are a possibility. County Councilmember Roger Berliner supports converting the two High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on I-270 into reversible toll lanes. We backed a plan six years ago with two reversible lanes. People in carpools or transit vehicles ride free; everyone else would have to pay a toll, says Berliner. The concept would be similar to the new 95 Express Lanes in Virginia between Stafford County and Alexandria. Similar to Virginia, any project in Maryland would likely require...
  • 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...
  • Manhunt leads to massive roadblock, warrantless car-to-car searches

    03/16/2014 7:23:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    Police State USA ^ | March 15, 2014 | PSUSA
    ROCKVILLE, MD Thousands of motorists were brought to a standstill when police conducted a massive roadblock to find three crime suspects. Twelve lanes of traffic were shut down and swarms of armed government agents combed through a giant traffic jam performing warrantless vehicle-to-vehicle searches. The busy Tuesday morning commute was abruptly halted just after 10:00 a.m. on March 11th. One driver told ABC News that traffic stopped and he witnessed 30 police cars pass on the shoulders of I-270 near Rockville. Then, when I saw a wall of police officers with automatic weapons approaching our cars, it was apparent...
  • 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...
  • Break the Jam: Leaders Urge Study Of Fast Lanes Over Legion Bridge

    09/19/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Germantown Patch ^ | September 18, 2012 | Erin Donaghue
    State transportation officials should study dedicated travel lanes for vans, carpools and buses on a congested seven-mile stretch of the Capital Beltway that includes the American Legion Bridge, Montgomery and Fairfax leaders urged Tuesday. HOT lanes for toll payers and high-occupancy vehicles are planned for the Beltway in Virginia from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road, and set to open later this year. But Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner and Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova pointed out a seven-mile gap in dedicated high-occupancy travel lanes between the northern terminus of the planned...
  • Candidates for governor pledge not to distract drivers

    08/11/2010 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1+ views
    WTOP ^ | August 11, 2010 | Kristi King
    BETHESDA, Md. - When candidates are vying for votes it can be hard to get them to agree on issues. But WTOP managed to get all the major candidates in the Maryland governor's race to make the same pledge: Not to distract drivers by waving campaign signs at them. This pledge comes after political volunteers created 10 miles of delays on Interstate 270 last week by waving signs from the Falls Road overpass. Some drivers were furious about the delays. Others believe roadside distractions of any kind are a hazard that can cause crashes. "We would never condone stopping traffic."...
  • Residents and others lament loss of trees

    05/05/2008 6:53:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies · 266+ views
    The Montgomery Gazette ^ | April 30, 2008 | Melissa J. Brachfeld
    In the community of Shady Grove Woods, trees are becoming more and more scarce. Residents and other anti-Intercounty Connector activists marched through the neighborhood on Saturday, pointing out the trees that were cut down to make way for the six-lane highway. Its just that we didnt have a say in it in so many ways and were not talking about a two-lane road, were talking about a major highway running through here, resident Sam Chim said of the ICC. We have a lot of nice, private woods back here and now were going to have a highway running through instead....
  • Road rage blamed in car crash that kills 2

    04/14/2007 1:25:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1,711+ views
    Patriot-News ^ | April 12, 2007 | Irvin Kittrell III
    '98 top wrestler, woman traded gestures with other driver, police say The Harrisburg-area man and woman in the Chrysler Sebring convertible exchanged obscene gestures with the driver of a pickup truck for some distance through morning commuter traffic on Interstate 270 near Frederick, Md., witnesses told Maryland State Police. Moments later, Christian M. Luciano, 28, and his passenger, Lindsay L. Bender, 25, were dead. Without warning, the driver of the pickup swerved into the left lane, in front of Luciano's 1998 Sebring, and slammed on his brakes, police said. Luciano, a former Pennsylvania high school state wrestling champion, swerved his...
  • Mechanic says McCoy behaved strangely

    04/01/2004 11:41:51 AM PST · by flutters · 3 replies · 196+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | April 1, 2004 | Jodi Nirode
    Suspect wouldnt discuss damage to car consistent with nearby accident Investigators wonder if Charles A. McCoy Jr. was the driver who rear-ended this car Dec. 17 on Dyer Road. Shots were fired nearby the same night. Charles A. McCoy Jr. was evasive about how he wrecked his 1999 Chevrolet Metro when he brought it to the body shop Dec. 19, owner Rusty Blades said. McCoy pulled into the Fine Line Auto Care, 2071 Payne Ave., came inside and said, "I need an estimate." Then he walked back out, Blades said yesterday. Investigators trying to put McCoy at or near the...
  • Wanted Manhunt under way for suspect in highway shootings

    03/16/2004 8:15:18 AM PST · by flutters · 21 replies · 335+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 16, 2004 | Jodi Nirode
    The suspect in a series of shootings that killed one woman and terrorized central Ohio is a troubled 28-year-old man who lived with his mother near the center of the shooters favored territory. Authorities were seeking Charles A. McCoy Jr. last night in connection with the series of at least 24 shootings across four counties since May many along I-270 in southern Franklin County. McCoy should be considered armed and dangerous, said Chief Deputy Steve Martin of the Franklin County sheriffs office, and the national all-points bulletin issued to police said he is mentally unstable. As of last night,...
  • Report: Vehicle Possibly Shot On Route 23

    02/18/2004 2:13:47 PM PST · by Sunshine55 · 27 replies · 218+ views
    WCMH Channel 4 ^ | 02/18/2004 |
    POSTED: 3:20 pm EST February 18, 2004 UPDATED: 5:08 pm EST February 18, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There is a report of a vehicle possibly being struck by a bullet on a local road, NewsChannel 4 reported. The vehicle reportedly drove to another location. Police are searching woods in the area. There is no word if this incident is connected to the series of shootings in the Columbus area. Watch NewsChannel 4 and refresh for additional information.
  • Serial Shooter Will Be Caught Soon, Ex-FBI Profiler Says

    02/17/2004 1:11:23 PM PST · by flutters · 15 replies · 270+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | February 17, 2004
    Gunman Knows Escape Route Before He Takes Action COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The key characteristics from the serial shooter's latest attacks are changing, according to a former FBI profiler. Those opportunities are opportunity and location, according to Clint Van Zandt, who now provides his expertise for MSNBC. "(The shooter is) shooting from an overpass, where he has the ability to go left and to go right," Van Zandt told NewsChannel 4's Duarte Geraldino Monday. "He's not trapped on an interstate where he has to look for an exit." The serial shooter's latest victim was driver Tony Hall. He was driving east...
  • Car Reportedly Shot On Interstate 70

    02/14/2004 9:17:32 AM PST · by flutters · 51 replies · 217+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | February 14, 2004
    No Injuries Reported COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There is a report of a car being shot on Interstate 70 East, NewsChannel 4 reported. The incident happened at about 10:45 a.m., west of Route 310 near the Pataskala exit. A vehicle appeared to be shot on the right side panel, NewsChannel 4 reported. There is no word if the shooting is related to the serial shootings to the south of Columbus. This apparent shooting is outside of the general geographic location that 23 other shootings have occurred.
  • Serial Shooter Caught On Tape?

    02/11/2004 8:32:17 PM PST · by flutters · 12 replies · 233+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | February 11, 2004
    Local Resident May Have ImagesCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Fayette County resident may have captured images of the serial shooter on tape, NewsChannel 4's Monique Ming Laven reported. Lester Beers said a surveillance camera mounted on his Brock Road home takes pictures of his driveway. The camera also might have been in the line of sight of the Brock Road overpass, where serial shooting investigators believe on Sunday a man shot a car traveling on Interstate 71, Laven reported. Beers said he expected law enforcement officers to go to his home Wednesday night to pick up the surveillance equipment. Beers would...
  • Multiple Shootings Reported Sunday Near I-71

    02/08/2004 10:32:29 AM PST · by flutters · 21 replies · 217+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | February 7, 2004
    Two Overpasses Closed Over Highway COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State routes 38 and 41 in Fayette County are closed over Interstate 71 as the serial shooting task force investigates multiple shootings, NewsChannel 4 reported. There is no word on if any injuries were reported.
  • Another Case Linked To Serial Shooter

    02/06/2004 4:04:13 PM PST · by Sunshine55 · 15 replies · 186+ views
    WCMH TV ^ | February 6, 2004 | nbc4columbus
    Another Case Linked To Serial Shooter Van Shot On Interstate 71 POSTED: 3:36 PM EST February 6, 2004 UPDATED: 5:51 PM EST February 6, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An eighth shooting has been linked by ballistic evidence to the series of shootings around the city's south side, according to the serial shooting task force. The shooting occurred at about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Franklin County sheriff Chief Deputy Steve Martin said. It was the 21st linked to the serial shootings, and the eighth linked by ballistic evidence. The driver of a van, John Caito of Bridgeville, Pa., was heading north on...
  • Officers Respond After Car Window Shatters On I-70

    02/05/2004 2:15:52 AM PST · by Sunshine55 · 11 replies · 204+ views
    WCMH Channel 4 ^ | February 4, 2004 | nbc4columbus
    Serial Shooting Task Force Notified POSTED: 11:57 PM EST February 4, 2004 UPDATED: 12:20 AM EST February 5, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Law enforcement responded Wednesday night to a report of a car window shattering while the driver was on Interstate 70 on the city's west side, NewsChannel 4 reported. It was not clear as to what shattered the window. The driver reported the incident to police at about 9:40 p.m. while she was driving on I-70 west near Wilson Road. Columbus police and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded to the call. The serial shooting task force was notified....