This is a weekly feature on the NMA Blog, running each Friday, where we highlight seven of the most interesting driving news stories of the week.
Maryland: Baltimore denies speed camera cover up
Earlier this month, the city of Baltimore, Maryland told the state’s Open Meetings Compliance Board that it was keeping meetings of the city’s speed camera task force secret, in violation of state law. Assistant City Solicitor Hilary Ruley provided screenshots to show that announcements were placed somewhere on the website at some point for a pair of meetings.
Gas tax on mileage shatters right to privacy
The idea of a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax is being discussed — and actually tested in states like Oregon and Iowa. It would be an alternative to the federal gas tax, which is under review by Congress and could lead to a new system for funding highway construction and repairs when the measure comes up for reauthorization in 2014. Read the rest of this article »