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U.S. Dept of Transportation Forecasts of Future Driving vs. Reality

This figure represents how the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has forecast national Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) over time and how those forecasts have compared with actual VMT. A large version of the image can be downloaded on this page as a PDF.

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How to Place a Security Freeze

Starting January 1, 2008 Maryland consumers will be able to freeze their credit reports as a way to protect themselves from identity theft.

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Children's Environmental Health & Protection Advisory Council endorses green cleaning bill

Thanks to 2012 legislation promoting green cleaning practices in public schools, Maryland joined 10 other states in protecting both school kids and maintenance workers from toxic cleaners. Legislation introduced this session would have extended green cleaning to large childcare homes and childcare centers, while allowing for both practical and economic exemptions. Experts say younger children are most vulnerable to chemical exposure.

In March, Green Cleaning in Child Care Centers bill was endorsed by the Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council – a group of pediatricians, State Delegates and Senators, environmental activists, and State Government Agencies housed under the Maryland Department of the Environment.

Resource | Democracy

Maryland Voter Services

Not sure you are registered to vote? Want to look up your voter information? Visit the Maryland State Board of Elections Voter Services site.

Resource | Transportation

Maryland PIRG Testimony on Farebox Recovery

As Maryland struggles with traffic congestion, rising gas prices and air pollution, expanding and improving public transportation plays a key role in developing a 21st century transportation for the state. Unfortunately, current law impedes the Maryland Transit Administration from being able to adjust to the challenges of the 21st Century. This bill aims to fix that.

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