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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/ 1/2011

Today's transportation roundup

By Michael D. Bolden

Gas taxes, potholes and cycling are just some of the topics making news in transportation this Tuesday. Here's a look at some headlines:

Michael Dresser of the Baltimore Sun says it's gas tax day in Annapolis, with the mayor of Baltimore and the chief executives of Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's County expected to testify in favor of an increase. Gas tax revenue, which has been dwindling, has been a traditional way of funding roads. A recent report by a national transportation research group said 44 percent of Maryland's roads are in bad condition, and the state is billions of dollars short on funds

New bus service begins on the Intercounty Connector.

A woman died overnight in a crash in the Third Street Tunnel that shut down outbound traffic for the morning commute.


Pothole season is upon us, and Arlington Now reports that a pothole on Interstate 395 has claimed lots of tires this morning. Were you a victim?

A post on Unsuck DC Metro ponders why stairs are blocked off with orange cones at Branch Avenue Station.

Greater Greater Washington analyzes bicycling data for the District from the American Community Survey.

On the cycling front, the Washington Examiner reports that College Park is considering joining Capital Bikeshare. Christy Goodman reported recently that Alexandria is considering it, too.

Aviation Queen Benét J. Wilson blogs on her favorite airports for shopping.

The National Transportation Safety Board begins a hearing into the San Bruno, Calif., pipeline explosion. (Yes, the NSTB is responsible for investigating pipeline accidents).

What else is going on in transportation? Post a comment below.

By Michael D. Bolden  | March 1, 2011; 10:52 AM ET
Categories:  Aviation, Driving, Metro, NTSB  
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