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The Intercounty Connector from I-270 to I-95 is about to reach U.S. Rt. 1 in Laurel. Friday night, work crews will begin putting the finishing touches on the final section of the toll highway. At the same time, crews will begin to open the I-95 Konterra Drive interchange, formerly Contee Road. Both should be available for Monday morning rush hour.
Montgomery and Prince George's County Democrats came together on Thursday to criticize Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan on his opposition to the Purple Line, while key questions remain about the future of the Intercounty Connector under the next governor.
Use of the Intercounty Connector was up Thursday as drivers sought refuge from miles-long Beltway delays.
As the Intercounty Connector remains relatively unused, one candidate for Maryland governor wants to offer an incentive to commuters to drive the toll road.
Starting Oct. 1, drivers who go through a toll booth at a bridge or on the Intercounty Connector without paying up could face problems with their vehicle registration.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will make a major transportation announcement in Bethesda on Monday reporting a big step forward on the Purple Line and announcing funding for several road and rail projects for Montgomery County.
Tags: Purple Line, Federal Transit Administration, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Kelly Blynn, Maryland Transportation Secretary Jim Smith, Intercounty Connector, Maryland Transportation Authority, Bruce Gartner, Erin Henson, Maryland Gov. Martin O, Ari Ashe
A month after riders came out in large numbers to a series of meetings to protest eliminating three Intercounty Connector commuter buses, WTOP has learned two of the buses have been saved.
Since January 2012, more than 860,000 tolls on the Intercounty Connector have gone unpaid, according to records obtained by WTOP.
Two months after the Intercounty Connector speed limit went from 55 to 60 mph, speeding tickets have dropped 30 percent.
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