Maryland steps up commuter bus runs

There are 26 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Aug 29, 2008, titled Maryland steps up commuter bus runs. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Maryland transportation officials will beef up commuter bus service from Kent Island to Annapolis and Washington next week to help relieve congestion on the Bay Bridge as it undergoes an estimated 10 weeks of ...

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mike

Dundalk, MD

#1 Aug 29, 2008
you don't need studys or commissions to know that taking all toll booths down would improve traffic immediately. i 'am also sure that with all the intelligence in annapolis, they could come up with another creative way to take our money. this is prime example , of the complete disregard of "for the people, by the people". To put commuters through this mess day in and day out should not be acceptle to any of us. the west bound side, never jams same as the south bound sides of susquehanna....i beg.....let my people go

Since: Aug 08

Perry Hall, MD

#2 Aug 29, 2008
Tolls are needed to cover the bonds for the MdTA projects, such as the Bay Bridge and I-95 expansion in the White Marsh area. Without the backing of the tolls, future bonds could have a higher interest rate.

I find it funny (but not) that they'll ditch the tolls for two hours while most others are going on I-95 to pay twice the tolls and burn more gas than they would have otherwise.
taxpayer

Baltimore, MD

#3 Aug 29, 2008
am I the only one who thinks it's ridiculous to write tickets to people driving on public roadways paid for by our tax money just because they're driving on them?

Every motorist who got a ticket for this needs to go to court and fight is vorciferously. This is not comunist Russia where the government can, on a whim, tell you where you can and can't go when it involves public spaces. This is typical Maryland BS.
citizen

Westminster, MD

#4 Aug 29, 2008
How can the police arbitrarily decide what roads are used for local traffic? Seems like just another over zealous enforcement ideal when the police should be helping with traffic.
citizen

Westminster, MD

#5 Aug 29, 2008
No wonder the State police have such a bad reputation. We cant help you so we will ticket you.

We should have fixed the bridge but since that isnt completed here is some more "beach taxes" to help the local tax deficit.

zeros
Debbie

Glen Burnie, MD

#6 Aug 29, 2008
taxpayer wrote:
am I the only one who thinks it's ridiculous to write tickets to people driving on public roadways paid for by our tax money just because they're driving on them?
Every motorist who got a ticket for this needs to go to court and fight is vorciferously. This is not comunist Russia where the government can, on a whim, tell you where you can and can't go when it involves public spaces. This is typical Maryland BS.
You wouldn't feel that way if it was your life that suddenly came to an abrupt halt. The warnings have beenposted all week.- TAKE 95
citizen

Westminster, MD

#7 Aug 29, 2008
They have had all week to come up with an alternate plan.

The best they can come up with is ticketing people. A lot of thinking must have went into that. Just take the easy way out and try to get revenue while your at it. Great job

The holiday didnt just pop up and neither did the corrosion. It didnt happen over night.
I love this country

Mount Airy, MD

#8 Aug 29, 2008
these are public roads, paid for with public funds. once again the inept, currupt and underworked anne arundel police department has stuck their collect feet in it.
see you in court, keystone cops.
Debbie wrote:
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You wouldn't feel that way if it was your life that suddenly came to an abrupt halt. The warnings have beenposted all week.- TAKE 95
Annapolis

Annapolis, MD

#9 Aug 29, 2008
I don't have a problem with them stopping people from using College Parkway as a shortcut to the bridge, but they need to apply it to everyone, including local residents. Just because you live in Cape St. Claire doesn't mean you shouldn't have to wait in traffic to use the bridge like everyone else.

So why not just temporarily close the Rt. 50 on-ramp from Sandy Point to EVERYONE. This way, whether you're a local resident or not, you wait in the same traffic as everyone else. You can't have it both ways.
bbb

Bel Air, MD

#10 Aug 29, 2008
I don't live no where near the area that was used as a short cut but I am sure you wouldn't like it if traffic built up in your neighborhood. Stay home if the traffic mess is an issue. Not worth the headache!
Steve

Washington, DC

#11 Aug 29, 2008
taxpayer wrote:
am I the only one who thinks it's ridiculous to write tickets to people driving on public roadways paid for by our tax money just because they're driving on them?
Every motorist who got a ticket for this needs to go to court and fight is vorciferously. This is not comunist Russia where the government can, on a whim, tell you where you can and can't go when it involves public spaces. This is typical Maryland BS.
I agree with you wholeheartedly. Tough luck for the residents that live in that area that were inconvenienced, but it is hardly the beachgoers fault either. This is an outrage that they were issuing tickets for people trying to take shortcuts.
riock

Hialeah, FL

#12 Aug 29, 2008
MD state police no brains, always been that way.
AMAZD

Powellville, MD

#13 Aug 29, 2008
Help me to understand how eliminating the tolls helps when the bottleneck is beyond the toll booths and on the bridge? The toll booths did not contribute to the back-up.

They should have waited until next week to start the repairs. The accident was caused by two way traffic on the East bound span.
CDUB

Grasonville, MD

#14 Aug 29, 2008
yo MORON it was the county police, not the state police and they were just doing what they were ordered to do. your from westminster so this bridge stuff really isn't your concern
in fact why dont you walk into the westminster barrack and tell them what you think shit head
citizen wrote:
No wonder the State police have such a bad reputation. We cant help you so we will ticket you.
We should have fixed the bridge but since that isnt completed here is some more "beach taxes" to help the local tax deficit.
zeros
Mar

Joppa, MD

#15 Aug 29, 2008
bbb wrote:
I don't live no where near the area that was used as a short cut but I am sure you wouldn't like it if traffic built up in your neighborhood. Stay home if the traffic mess is an issue. Not worth the headache!
So Baltimore area commuters shouldn't be allowed to use Rolling Road on Baltimore's west side when the Beltway is backed up? I'm sure the residents along that road don't enjoy the traffic, but they helped pay for the roads and are entitled to use them, just as Bay Bridge drivers should be able to use the roads that parallel Route 50.
CDUB

Grasonville, MD

#16 Aug 29, 2008
well another dip shit response it was the county police shit head not the state police why not read the article before you post your comments. in fact why not post to papers in florida your a far cry from md
riock wrote:
MD state police no brains, always been that way.
CDUB

Grasonville, MD

#17 Aug 29, 2008
i seriously doubt that the county police wrote any tickets but all of you "well informed" people seem to know it all. the bridge has everyone mad including me but ill wait and get the facts before posting comments that are totally false.
WillClark4HOF

Owings Mills, MD

#18 Aug 29, 2008
mike wrote:
you don't need studys or commissions to know that taking all toll booths down would improve traffic immediately. i 'am also sure that with all the intelligence in annapolis, they could come up with another creative way to take our money. this is prime example , of the complete disregard of "for the people, by the people". To put commuters through this mess day in and day out should not be acceptle to any of us. the west bound side, never jams same as the south bound sides of susquehanna....i beg.....let my people go
You also don't need studies or commissions to know that EZ Pass will save you time going across the bridge but people refuse to get a transponder. With all the intelligence outside Annapolis, you'd think people would have figured that out, too.
Jesse

Woodbridge, VA

#19 Aug 29, 2008
CDUB wrote:
yo MORON it was the county police, not the state police and they were just doing what they were ordered to do. your from westminster so this bridge stuff really isn't your concern
in fact why dont you walk into the westminster barrack and tell them what you think **** head
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Oh, how nice for a police "officer" (I prefer "thug") to weigh in on the subject. This behavior is why citizens cannot stand police.
join the revolution

Odenton, MD

#20 Aug 29, 2008
build another bridge or a tunnel, fund it by the tolls on the rat race I 95

Its disgusting. This is my 3rd state and wow, do they nickel and dime you for everything.

tolls or state taxes you choose, not both.

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