The City of Baltimore has braved the snow and emerged victorious, but our streets have taken a major beating! The Baltimore City Department of Transportation is fighting back with The Pothole Project. And who better to help with this initiative, than you? Do you know of a massive pothole that needs filing in Baltimore City? Maybe there’s a pothole that has been widened due to the weather. We want to hear from you. Post your pothole locations and photos on BCDOT’s Facebook or Twitter pages and we’ll come to fill it. If your pothole is one of the largest in the city, you may be profiled in a special social media feature. We are also installing a Pothole Progress Meter on our website to track our improvements. As always, please continue to contact 311 to report potholes and other non-emergency issues. Let’s work together to help keep Baltimore moving safely.
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The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise citizens of a new vehicle law which affects motorists who park in residential permit parking areas.
During the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session, Senate Bill 742/House Bill 770, Vehicles Laws – Residential Parking in Baltimore City, was passed which applies to holders of special registration plates/placards for individuals with disabilities. The bill specifies that persons who possess disability plates or placards cannot supersede local parking ordinances in Baltimore City which restrict parking for vehicles that do not display specified residential parking permits. This means that individuals with disability plates or placards must now comply with hourly parking limitations in residential permit parking areas.
The new vehicle law, which falls under Section 13-616 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, became effective on October 01, 2013. A violation pertaining to the use of special disability registration plates and placards in parking zones can result in fines of up to $500. Citizens in possession of disability tags/placards are strongly encouraged to pay close attention to posted residential permit parking signs in city neighborhoods.
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) will be providing RFQ and RFP documents to perspective design-build teams through the City’s website which can be accessed via this URL http://www.baltimorecity.gov/centralavenuedb, by visiting the Department of Transportation page on the City’s website and then clicking “Projects” followed by “Central Avenue Design-Build” or by clicking here.
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