Perhaps not the main event at @NatCapRegTPB today, but in the steering comm report is a note on some ped improvements being funded with Transpo Alternative $ we worked on with @MDSHA This will add some protection to the Cordell crossings at Old Georgetown Rd and Wilson Ln.
@awkleine Can’t have everything…
@ModeratelyMoco MDOT thinks it helps with the traffic flow and that’s what the data shows elsewhere. Guess we will see for ourselves soon.
@SmPotatoes @DelegateReznik It’s the whole agency (not all the reforms were director focused) but it was the wack a mole response to the particular scandal. Now the commission is working to come up with preventative approaches.
@ModeratelyMoco Ramp metering was part of it but you can see more about it here:
@SmPotatoes @DelegateReznik I know you are being sarcastic, but in case you are interested here is some of the background: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-mes-hearing-20210127-xwxbwlx37zfy7fjigggwej7z2u-story.html%3foutputType=amp
Get’s worse, I’m serving on the Guv’s commission to replicate this elsewhere:
@ModeratelyMoco But Admin won’t even discuss “does this particular ramp make sense,” to say nothing of broader alternatives. /3
@ModeratelyMoco On Transpo alternatives, reversible has been discussed. I would have personally prioritized northern bottlenecks combined with transit options there. Would also replicate the Admin’s innovative congestion relief approach on 495. /2
@ModeratelyMoco Option 1 is same project but through our existing toll authority, which was what the value for $ study promised but not delivered was supposed to get at. /1