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Two New Speed Cameras

Two New Speed Cameras

 BowiePolice Safe Speed Program To Expand  With Speed Camera Enforcement on Route 450 and Route 197

On January 17th, the Bowie Police Department continued to expand its Safe Speed Program with additional speed cameras operating on Route 450 in the vicinity of Bowie High School and Route 197 in the vicinity of Rockledge Elementary. The purpose of the Safe Speed Program is to change the behavior of drivers in the City of Bowie and gain compliance with existing speed limits.  The Safe Speed Program is another component of the Bowie Police Department's overall traffic safety strategy.

Prince George's County Takes Winter Weather Precautions

Prince George's County Takes Winter Weather Precautions

LARGO, MD – Susan Hubbard, Public Information Officer, Prince George’s County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T), today announced that snow crews have been notified to report to work at 3:00 AM, Friday morning, to ensure that primary roadways and hilly areas throughout the county are treated prior to and during tomorrow morning's rush hour.   

 

Cheapest Gas Price in Bowie

According to AAA, the cheapest gas price in Bowie is $2.829 at Safeway #2713.  This gas station is located at 12410 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, MD.

Prince George's County Bus Service Continues to Suffer

Members of Teamsters Local 639 working for Veolia/TheBus remain on strike today after the company refused to agree to a settlement proposed by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service that would have resulted in an end to the current job action and an immediate restoration of regular bus service to the residents of Prince George's County, Md.

Late Wednesday night, the union agreed to a proposal by Federal Mediators to end the strike, return to work and extend the current contract another six months to allow for additional bargaining between the two sides. Veolia negotiators refused to immediately agree to the proposal, promising to give their answer to the Federal Mediators the morning of Thursday, Sept. 30. Late Thursday night the mediator was informed that Veolia completely rejected an extension and refused to allow drivers back to work.

"We have done all we can to settle this dispute," said Tommy Ratliff, President of Local 639 in Washington D.C.

Maryland Cell Phone Ban Begins

Maryland residents and those residents who travel through Maryland need to know that on Friday, October 1, 2010 (this Friday) - cell phone use will become illegal while driving. The offense will be a "secondary" offense, meaning that offenders can only be cited with it if they are pulled over for another primary offense like speeding or running a red light.

Beginning on Friday, people who wish to make a call while driving MUST use a hands free device. The fine will be $40 for the first offense and $100 for subsequent violations of the law.

Texting while driving has been illegal for some time now and already carries a fine.

Maryland is following suit with several other states with cellular phone bans while in operation of a motor vehicle, but it is one of the only (if not the only) state to list the law as a "secondary" offense.

Prince George's County Bus Drivers Strike

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Bus drivers in Prince George's County are on strike and say they won't return to work until their demands are met.

Service on TheBus was limited Monday and Tuesday. Veolia Transportation, which operates the service, says it brought in workers from other areas to drive some routes.

About 14,000 people ride TheBus daily.

Union members say they want better job security, health insurance and higher wages. They're also seeking changes to a disciplinary policy.

A spokeswoman for Veolia says the dispute is primarily about cameras installed on the buses to monitor driver behavior.

The county has suspended fares on all routes until the strike ends.

Residents can call 301-324-BUSS (2877) or visit this site for schedule information.