Transportation

Testimony on Baltimore Transit-Oriented Development Fund

By | Jenny Levin
Public Health Advocate

The Maryland Public Interest Group supports the passage of HB 213, establishing the Baltimore City Community Enhancement Transit-Oriented Development Fund as a special, non-lapsing fund for specified purposes

Transit Not Traffic

Better infrastructure and more efficient transportation for our future. 

News Release | Transportation

Mad Men Make Online Pitch for High Speed Rail

Two lead actors from the hit television show Mad Men throw their support behind high-speed rail in a humorous new online video posted today on Funnyordie.com.

News Release | Transportation

Do Roads Pay for Themselves?

A new report released today by the Maryland Public Interest Research Group disproves the common misperception that road-building is paid for by user fees, showing that gas taxes cover barely half the costs of building and maintaining roads, a fraction which is likely to fall steadily.

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Tax, Transportation

Do Roads Pay for Themselves?

Highway advocates often claim that roads “pay for themselves,” with gasoline taxes and other charges to motorists covering—or nearly covering—the full cost of highway construction and maintenance. They are wrong.

News Release | Transportation

High-Speed Rail Can Boost Economy, Reduce Traffic

Drawing lessons from other countries, a new study from Maryland PIRG shows that high-speed rail can boost our economy, save energy, curb pollution and provide a popular alternative to congested roads and airports.

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Transportation

A Track Record of Success

As America moves toward construction of new high-speed rail networks in regions throughout the country, we have much to learn from experiences abroad.

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Transportation

Road Work Ahead

Over the last 50 years, America has built roads and bridges at a pace and scale that dwarfs most of the rest of the world. Now, much of that system is showing its age – and as maintenance needs continue to grow, we are falling farther behind.

News Release | Transportation

Misplaced Highway Spending to Blame for Crumbling Roads and Bridges

Drivers in Maryland pay an extra $425 per year on car repairs due to highways and bridges in disrepair.

The Right Track

America’s highways and airports are increasingly congested. Our nation’s transportation system remains dependent on oil. And our existing transportation infrastructure is inadequate to the demands of the 21st century.

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