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Heavy Traffic Expected for Tomorrow’s UMD Commencement

The University of Maryland will hold its annual Commencement Ceremony tomorrow, when thousands of graduating students and their parents will gather at the university campus. The campus-wide ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 20, at 1 p.m. in the Comcast Center. The procession of students will begin at 12:15 p.m. However the doors will […]

Saturday May 19th, 2012 in Traffic, University of Maryland | Comments Off on Heavy Traffic Expected for Tomorrow’s UMD Commencement

Crosswalks Refreshed on Rhode Island Ave.

If you’ve driven on Rhode Island Avenue between Edgewood and Rt 193 in recent days, you’ve probably seen this – many parts of the stripes on the four existing cross walks are faded / worn out and some parts of them are completely gone. I took a picture of one of these crosswalks early this […]

Friday May 18th, 2012 in Traffic, Transportation | Comments Off on Crosswalks Refreshed on Rhode Island Ave.

Council Set to Oppose Speed Camera Calibration Bill

Recently, the MD House is considering a bill requiring that a speed monitoring system calibration check be performed by an independent calibration laboratory that is unaffiliated with the manufacturer of the speed monitoring system. The House Bill 1044 also authorizes a person named in a citation based on a recorded image produced by a speed […]

Monday February 27th, 2012 in Traffic | 1 Comment »

Can College Park Host DC United Games?

Recently, a neighbor in my district sent me this post that talks about the possibility of hosting DC United games at an University of Maryland location. The DCU is having some serious problems with its aging 50 years old RFK stadium. If the published reports are correct, they are not getting a much needed help […]

Saturday November 19th, 2011 in Business, City Council, Traffic, Transportation, University of Maryland | Comments Off on Can College Park Host DC United Games?

School bus and Car Collide in North College Park

[mappress mapid=”53″] Six people were injured yesterday — including four elementary school children — when a car and a Prince George’s County school bus collided near College Park Friday, the Washington Post reports. The crash occurred just before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Indian Lane, authorities said. Cpl. Evan Baxter, […]

Saturday September 24th, 2011 in Public Safety, Traffic | 1 Comment »

AAA Slams College Park Speed Cameras

AAA Mid-Atlantic is saying the speed cameras in College Park aren’t accurate and are placed to trap drivers. See more here on the WTOP and the Washington Post. The City was quick to counter AAA’s accusations. See both versions below. AAA Mid-Atlantic News Conference College Park Press Release Speed Enforcment Program

Thursday August 18th, 2011 in Public Safety, Traffic, Transportation | Comments Off on AAA Slams College Park Speed Cameras

With Schools in Break, Should Speed Cameras Be Out Too?

I came across this Washington Post article other day, that talks about speed cameras operating in the Prince George’s county even during summer break, when schools are out. With the county, the City of College Park also introduced five speed cameras within the city boundary last year. The purpose of these cameras, as the county […]

Saturday July 16th, 2011 in Public Safety, Traffic, Transportation | 1 Comment »

Under Pressure, City Cuts Off Speed Camera Program

Soon after installing speed cameras in various parts of the City, residents started to complain about the confusion they faced surrounding the operating hours. Except the one on Rhode Island Avenue, near Duvall Field, all cameras have been operating round the clock; non-stop. The one near the Duvall Field, is located near the Berwyn Christian School. The law requires that all […]

Wednesday April 27th, 2011 in City Council, Public Safety, Traffic, Transportation | Comments Off on Under Pressure, City Cuts Off Speed Camera Program

Town Hall Meeting to Test UMD’s Position on Purple Line

The University of Maryland faculty, staff, students and members of the community will be gathering in a town hall meeting tonight, hosted by UMD’s President’s Office, to discuss the Purple Line light rail system.  After years of uncertainty from the UMD administration’s part, the new president Dr. Wallace Loh has indicated his willingness to support […]

Tuesday February 1st, 2011 in Traffic, Transportation, University of Maryland | Comments Off on Town Hall Meeting to Test UMD’s Position on Purple Line

Speed Camera: Optotraffic Reports Drop in Speed, Revenue

Two months after speed cameras went into operation on major streets in the city, the company that installed these cameras published a formal report on the cameras’ effectiveness on public safety and revenues they bring to the City. Optotraffic was awarded the contract to install and maintain theses cameras across the city. The City has […]

Thursday January 20th, 2011 in Traffic | 1 Comment »

Residents, City Officials Weigh in Progress Made in 2010, Make Wishes for 2011

As yet another year has just disappeared from the city’s screen, residents and the City officials engaged in a lively discussion on what they think about the progress made in the past year and what to expect in the new year. The City saw the leanest budget in years, due to thousands of dollars of […]

Monday January 3rd, 2011 in Business, City Council, Code Enforcement, Community, Development, Law enorcements, Police, Politics, Public Safety, Public Works, Snow, Traffic, Transportation, University of Maryland | Comments Off on Residents, City Officials Weigh in Progress Made in 2010, Make Wishes for 2011

Are Bicyclists Above the Law?

I came across this email the other day from one of my neighbors, who was about to be hit by a bicyclist cutting her at the street intersection.  “Tonight I almost hit a cyclist as I took turns with several other cars at an intersection. As it was my turn to go, the cyclist sped past one of […]

Sunday December 26th, 2010 in Metro, Public Safety, Traffic, Transportation | Comments Off on Are Bicyclists Above the Law?

In Speed Cameras, City Finds a Treasure Trove, But Can Take Only a Fraction to Its Coffer

A cash-strapped city that has been scrambling to recover thousands of dollars of lost revenue will probably get some relief through its newly installed speed cameras. A recession-hit economy has cost the City with a loss in state funds and a reduction of property taxes due to declining house prices. The City has been using […]

Wednesday December 15th, 2010 in City Council, Public Safety, Traffic, Transportation | Comments Off on In Speed Cameras, City Finds a Treasure Trove, But Can Take Only a Fraction to Its Coffer

School Traffic – Should We Care?

I often come across discussions surrounding the subjects of neighborhood traffic. In many cases these discussions point to buildings and institutions, such as schools that cause such traffic. The issue of traffic is something that always keeps neighbors busy discussing. Whenever a new development is about to happen in the neighborhood, residents often ask three […]

Monday December 6th, 2010 in County, Education, School, Traffic, Transportation | Comments Off on School Traffic – Should We Care?

Got a Speeding Ticket? Get this Info Handy

The City has released information to educate its residents more about the speeding tickets issued by the recently installed speed cameras. You may want to keep this info handy, in case you get a ticket. How can I pay this citation? You may pay this citation in various ways. Mail a check or money order […]

Friday November 26th, 2010 in Traffic, Transportation | Comments Off on Got a Speeding Ticket? Get this Info Handy