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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.
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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.
More than 100 people packed into the Owen Brown Interfaith Center in Columbia Thursday to hear more about the state plan to end three bus routes along the Intercounty Connector and to voice their opinions against the service reductions.
Since the Intercounty Connector opened, nearly 7,000 speeding tickets have been issued, according to documents obtained by WTOP.
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