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New Report Highlights Cost of NOT Investing in Transit

February 3, 2011 | Author: John Fineran

A new report issued by The Road Information Project (TRIP), a national transportation think-tank, highlights the cost to Maryland citizens of the Free State's continued failure to invest in its surface transportation network. According to the report, "with the state's population continuing to grow, Maryland must improve its systems of roads, bridges, and public transit to foster economic growth, keep business in the state, and ensure the safe, reliable mobility needed to improve the quality of life for all residents."  Among its key findings: 44% of the major roads in...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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DC Area Surpasses Los Angeles for Nation’s Worst Traffic!

January 20, 2011 | Author:MoveMDweb

Decades of under-investment, fiscal neglect and local opposition to suburban Maryland’s transportation priorities have finally gotten us somewhere – number one on the list of most congested metropolitan areas in the US – according to a recent study cited by the Washington Post. The news comes as no surprise. The latest Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Report ranks the Washington, D.C., region number 1 (tied with Chicago) in peak hour delays, with 70 hours lost per commuter, per year, on average, in our region. What could you do with an...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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