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Battle over I-495 toll lanes in Md. could go to court

WTOP, November 20


Montgomery Planning Commissioner Suggests Suing State Over 270/495 Lane-Widening

Bethesda Magazine, November 20


Montgomery, Prince George’s officials reject state study of toll lanes for Beltway, I-270

Washington Post, November 20


Local inter-county commission voices anger with MDOT over I-495/I-270 expansion studies

Channel 5 WTTG, Nov 20, 2019


TRAFFIC WOES: MNCPPC gets briefing on I-495 and 270 traffic relief plan

WDVM, November 20


State seeking input on how to address congestion on northern portion of I-270

WTTG, Channel 5, November 14, 2019

Improvements to American Legion Bridge Threaten Showdown Over Parkland,

Bethesda Magazine, November 13, 2019


Controversy swirls around plans for new American Legion Bridge

WJLA 7, November 13, 2019

Tolls remain a concern in Md., Va. agreement to widen American Legion Bridge,

WTOP, November 12, 2019

American Legion toll plan brings out the critics,

WUSA 9, November 12, 2019

Hogan, Northam Announce $1B Replacement for American Legion Bridge,

Maryland Matters, November 12, 2019


State’s Montgomery Co. ‘Road Show’ Goes Off the Rails

Maryland Matters, November 5, 2019

State Pulls Plug on Alternative to Lane Widening in Montgomery County

Bethesda Magazine, November 5, 2019

Suburban support for I-495/I-270 toll lanes slips in new poll

The Washington Post, October 25, 2019

A Transportation Q&A: Rahn Talks I-270, Partnerships, Growth and More

Bethesda Beat, October 24, 2019

Maryland plan to widen I-270 first could make traffic worse, toll lane advocates say,

The Washington Post, October 11, 2019

This California highway boondoggle shows why we need more infrastructure funding, Talking Points Memo, September 30, 2019

State ends commitment to Corridor Cities Transitway (upcounty transit project), Bethesda Magazine, September 23, 2019

Hogan Down Under and the Low-Down on P3’s,

Maryland Matters, September 18, 2019

Survey Shows Fewer D.C.-Area Commuters Are Driving Solo, Maryland Matters, September 18, 2019

Beating congestion means thinking outside the tollbooth, experts tell Congress, Transportation Today, September 13, 2019

Expanding the Capital Beltway won’t decrease traffic — but better public transit will,

The DiamondBack, September 12, 2019

Phoenix Votes to Expand Light Rail, as Cities Wrestle With Public TransitNew York Times, Augus 28, 2019

MD needs a coherent toll strategy, Baltimore Sun, August 27, 2019

Hogan may consider county’s proposed alternative to widening I-270 and I-495, The Sentinel, August 8, 2019


MDOT Agrees to Consider MoCo’s Plan for Traffic Relief, Maryland Matters, July 25, 2019

Federal Park and Planning Agency Questions Beltway Widening, Bethesda Magazine, July 16, 2019

State surveying E-Z Pass holders on express toll lanes, Maryland Matters, June 17, 2019

Maryland will pursue toll lanes on lower part of I-270 first, The Washington Post, June 13, 2019


Frank DeFilippo: Public-Private Partnerships — Like Something Out of Ayn Rand, Maryland Matters, June 10, 2019

Planning Board Rejects I-270, Beltway Study, Setting Up Showdown With State, Maryland Matters, June 6, 2019


Regional planning board pumps the brakes on widening Beltway and I-270, WUSA 9, June 6, 2019


Planning Commission Gives Thumbs Down to Beltway, I-270 Toll Lanes

Bethesda Magazine, June 6, 2019


Hogan’s plan to add toll lanes to Beltway, I-270 clears key vote — with some changes, The Washington Post, June 5, 2019


Researcher says Hogan administration wrongly cites study to suggest highway expansion will cut air pollution, The Baltimore Sun, June 5, 2019


Kirill Reznik: Hogan Trying to Sell ‘Shortsighted’ Road Plan With Misleading Information, Maryland Matters, June 5, 2019

Don't rubber stamp Hogan's toll plan, Mr. Comptroller, The Baltimore Sun, June 4, 2019

John Kelly: Who are the sick Marylanders Gov. Hogan accused of craving traffic congestion?, The Washington Post, June 4, 2019


Opposition grows to Maryland Governor Hogan's public-private partnership plan in MD suburbs, The Baltimore Sun, June 3, 2019

Opinion: Financial Setup of Hogan Toll Lane Plan Raises New Questions, Maryland Matters, May 29, 2019

Public-Private Partnerships will never solve America's infrastructure problems, InTheseTimes.com, May 23, 2019

VDOT plans for I-495 express lane extension (spark backlash), WJLA Channel 7, May 22, 2019

Proposed Beltway fix angers McLean residents, Tysons Reporter, May 22, 2019

Hogan Administration courts transit agencies for toll lane project, The Washington Post, May 18, 2019

Fewer sparks at I-270 toll lane proposal meeting, Bethesda Magazine, May 17, 2019

Alternative fact of the week: Larry Hogan's road shill bill, The Baltimore Sun, May 16, 2001

State Transportation Chief on Highway Expansion Foes: ‘Hiding from the Facts’, Maryland Matters, May 10, 2019

Add Prince George’s Council to List of Skeptics Over Hogan’s Beltway Plan, Maryland Matters, May 9, 2019

Montgomery Council wants park agency to resist highway plan, Maryland Matters, May 9, 2019

Editorial: To make a dent in commutes, Maryland officials need to focus on the road, The Washington Post, May 9, 2019

Hundreds attend town hall to protest Hogan plan to add toll lanes to Beltway, I-270, The Washington Post, May 5, 2019

As highway expansion foes pack town hall, Hogan hits back on Twitter, Maryland Matters, May 5, 2019

"Seriously wrong": Montgomery Co. residents outraged over Beltway, I-270 expansion plans, WTOP, May 5, 2017

Hogan agrees to delay BPW vote on highway expansion plan, Maryland Matters, May 3, 2019

Maryland Beltway toll plan alarms nearby residents, The Washington Post, April 27, 2019


Widening the Beltway is a terrible idea, The Washington Post, April 26, 2019

Beltway widening plan met with skepticism, Maryland Matters, April 25, 2019

Editorial: Brace Yourselves, Maryland, The Washington Post, April 21

The terrible private highway racket is coming for my house, Deadspin, April 11, 2019


MDOT study: Up to 34 homes, 4 businesses would be destroyed to build toll lanes under Hogan's plan, The Washington Post, April  11, 2019

Montgomery Senator holds a different view on widening I-270, Beltway, Bethesda Beat, April 11, 2019

Bill that would have delayed toll lane plan dies, The Washington Post, April 9, 2019


MD toll plan's opponents seek more scrutiny of public-private partnerships, The Washington Post, April 4, 2019

MD lawmakers accelerate plans to add oversight to Beltway, I-270 widening, WTOP, April 3, 2019

Plans to widen the Beltway met with protest, WJLA, April 3, 2019

MD residents say they need answers about the impact of Beltway, I-270 toll proposal, The Washington Post, March 31, 2019


Former MD Gov. Glendening: MD should study the climate effects of highway expansion before committing to it, The Washington Post, March 26, 2019

County wants clarity from state over demolishing homes for toll lanes, Bethesda Beat, March 25, 2019


Gov. Hogan says the Beltway needs more lanes but won't get wider. Really? The Washington Post, March 13, 2019

Maryland toll lanes won’t ease traffic, critics say
Greater Greater Washington, February 20, 2019


Maryland focuses on toll lanes for I-270, Capital Beltway
WTOP, February 15, 2019

Maryland is focusing on adding toll lanes in plan to widen Beltway, I-270 The Washington Post, February 14, 2019

Kojo Nnamdi Beltway Widening with Del. Marc Korman

WAMU 88.5 FM, February 13, 2019

Proposal would give counties power to veto Maryland’s plan to toll Beltway, I-270 The Washington Post, February 7, 2019


MD lawmakers hear bills on interstate tolls

WTOP, February 7, 2019


House, Senate Bills Could Jam Up Hogan Highway Plan

Maryland Matters, February 5, 2019

Hogan Plan Struggles to Win Support

Maryland Matters, January 14, 2019

Hogan's Toll Road Plan is the Wrong Approach
The Washington Post, December 11, 2018

County Delegation Told to Oppose Lexus Lanes

Bethesda Beat, November 19, 2018

MD Toll Lane Opposed by Those Closest to it
WAMU, October 12, 2018
Majority Reject Toll Lanes on I-495/I-270
Washington Post, October 12, 2018
MDOT Secy Rahn: "No Homes Will Be Taken" for Toll Lanes
Fox 5, October 12, 2018
MoC Politicians Express Concerns to SHA Reps
Montgomery Sentinel, October 12, 2018


MDOT Sec. Promises Not to Raze Homes
Bethesda Beat, Oct 12, 2018
Gov. Hogan: No Homes Will Be Razed for I-270 Toll Lanes
WTOP, Sept 4, 2018

Local Residents Resist Beltway Toll Lane Plan

Montgomery Sentinel, Aug 2018