The Cost of Inaction

Governor Martin O’Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch unveil a plan to address Maryland’s transportation needs.

By Takirra Winfield, Press Secretary

Driving on roads that are congested, deteriorated or unsafe costs Maryland commuters $6.2 billion each year.

  • Driving on roads that are congested, deteriorated or unsafe costs the average DC commuter 67 hours of lost time, 32 gallons of wasted gas, and $2,195 out-of-pocket each year.
  • Driving on roads that are congested, deteriorated or unsafe costs the average Baltimore commuter 41 hours of lost time, 19 gallons of wasted gas, and $1,781 out-of-pocket each year.


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Amy Leahy March 14, 2013 at 04:49 PM
What OweMalley doesn't publicize is that there is still no lockbox proposed on the Transportation Trust Fund and the bill links future increases (automatic) to the Consumer Price Index. May as well open your veins - the bloodletting will never stop.
Meg March 16, 2013 at 01:31 AM
I'm sorry, but I'm still bitter about my local community being steamrolled via the Hatem Bridge fiasco to pay for O'Malley's complete blundering of the ICC finances. Forgive me if I don't trust any further proposals he has in regards to transportation funding.
TJ March 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM
We already know he will raise taxes just to steal the money AGAIN. Let them steal from the other funds to pay back the BILLION they took from the Transportation fund. Fair is fair. The roads are in bad shape because of O,Malley and friends.
Tom Fitzpatrick March 30, 2013 at 01:40 PM
The sad thing about so many of these comments is that if the price of gas went up 4 cents tomorrow just because the oil companies raised it, no one would notice. If the money goes into Exxon's pocket or the pocket of some Arab oil sheik, who cares? But increase a tax that hasn't been increased in twenty years so we can have better roads, and the public howls!!!!!!!!!!!
TJ March 30, 2013 at 06:08 PM
That's because the Government " could " do something to lower the cost of gas but Obama wants the price of gas high so the electric cars don't look so bad as far as price. Then when the Government wants to add on to the outragest price, yes, we have a problem with it.


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