Transportation News

Congress Would Rather You Drive to Work than Take Public Transit

The federal tax code has a weird way of favoring people who drive to work over those who take public transit there. If you're a driver, the federal commuter benefit allows you to spend up to $245 of your pre-tax income each...

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Americans Are Commuting Less

Jillian Golan got tired of paying repair bills for her 2001 Volkswagen Cabriolet convertible last year and started walking the 20 minutes to her job at a dialysis clinic in Philadelphia. A year and a half later, she hasn’t...

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Transportation Fund Lockbox Amendment Wins Big

Backers of a state constitutional amendment making it harder for legislators to raid the Transportation Trust Fund could breathe easy early on Tuesday night.

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Baltimore OKs Study on Charm City Circulator Fees

Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved a $130,000 study of the Charm City Circulator, the city's popular bus service that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she wants to remain free.

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Backers of Maglev Train Hope to Outpace Acela in the Northeast Corridor

WASHINGTON — A group of Washington investors with high-level political backing and a $5 billion commitment from the Japanese government is pressing ahead with its vision of a high-speed train that could whisk passengers...

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Where Brown, Hogan Stand on Transportation Issues

The next governor of Maryland will have a direct and immediate impact on determining transportation priorities around the state, including expensive rail projects and restoration of aid to local governments for road repaving...

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