Maryland tolls going up (but not for cars)
It appears likely that Maryland is going to raise tolls for commercial vehicles and, for the first time, to charge people for having an EZ-Pass, whether they use it or not. The O'Malley administration looks like it might be a little sensitive to the politics of the issue, given how hard Democrats slammed former Gov. Bob Ehrlich for raising tolls and other assorted fees during his term. The news release from the Maryland Transportation Authority mentions prominently all the other states nearby that have raised tolls on passenger cars and how much the state raised tolls in 2003, though it's subtle enough not to mention that someobdy else was governor at the time.