Maryland Transportation Authority Approves Third Bay Crossing

By Linda Marolla, Associate Editor

I am the Assoc. Editor for The Crabwrapper--please do not leave off the "oc" because I will totally go postal on you. Women are NOT to be objectified! Basically, my job is to try to prevent shit from getting up the chain to my boss Mark. Oh, and I do write some stuff too!


  1. Where did you get this information? I can’t find mention of this anywhere (including MTA). Please advise

  2. So. Rather than building a bridge further north or south to alleviate the bottlenecking of traffic from Washington and Baltimore on Kent Island and in the Annapolis area, they’re just going to throw another span in and call it a solution. Brilliant

    1. Amazing the amount of people who actually believe this article. It’s got traction on Facebook now. Smh. Lol

  3. This is absolutely pathetic, the people and their houses…taking a mans house so another can get to O.C. 1/2 an hour quicker, the devaluation of homes at the Ridge, and then to say we’ll take down the toll booth after 8 years once the bridge is paid for. What a laughing joke, libtard Md. taking any money making tool off the table. I’ll bet my retirement if that plan goes thru, the toll booth will never be pulled up. This from a state that makes motorcycles pay the same toll rates as cars, when it benefits the state to have motorcycles on the road. They should’nt pay anything in the form of tolls. I just looked at my registration the other day for the Harley…and it’s as much as a car! This state is beyond pathetic. I cant wait to retire, I’ll be outta here quicker than you can flick a light switch. Put the bridge with the rest of them.

      1. Yes, and I was satirical right back. In 2008 when I had to get an EZPass, it was .40$ to go thru the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel or the Key bridge, .80$ a day. I now pay $1.40 each way….$2.80 a day to cross a 30+ year old bridge that should be paid for by now…a tunnel that still isn’t paid for…but for a 1 mile stretch have hundreds of MDTA Police to collect more revenue in the form of fines. In 6 years my salary didn’t jump 3-4 times, how does a toll? Just who has the information on when will these bridges and tunnels be paid off, what is the interest, and who holds the bonds or handed out the credit? Other states allow motorcycles to freely move through tunnels/bridges because its two wheels, less than a 1,000 pnds. and usually rides the center of the lane where other traffic does not use. I believe the last reg. for the Harley was $85 for 2 years…how did it jump to $105? That’s $30 less than a reg. car. Just who is making these crazy decisions.

        1. I don’t think satirical means what you think it means. It’s difficult to take someone seriously when they use words like libtard when they don’t recognize the word satire even after it’s pointed out to them.

  4. We are absolutely paralyzed from April to October with traffic here in Talbot County due to Rt. 50 dividing the county. Just what we need more jammed into 2 lanes after they cross. To NO benefit of the Eastern Shore towns and counties between the Western Shore and the beach. How about spending some money here on the Eastern Shore to solve the current issues created by the OC traffic – and that will give you some time to figure out a smart solution without killing another community and buying 450 homes from under people. Did you all really vote that Kenny Kirby in?? He seems real concerned for the neighborhood.

    1. You do realize that this article is completely not true and just a satire piece, don’t you?

    2. This entire website is satire. It’s not real. That being said I still want to reply to you. You mention the traffic doesn’t beneitt the eastern shore. You couldn’t more more wrong. The entire 50/404 corridor thrives because of beach traffic. Take away that traffic and you take away countess jobs and tax revenue. Good luck with that.

  5. Ya know,
    With all these assumptions made about parallel spans we have lost sight of the possibilities contained in perpendicular spans.

    Likewise, public input has just slowed things down. We get a bridge czar on the job…..the magic marker comes out………… If you are in Crisfield and want to get to Solomon Island you take the cross bay tunnel.
    Tired of being in Essex? Take the Rock Hall exit from the Baltimore Beltway and hit the shore!


  6. Oh my God, Forest Drive is a night mare now at Rush hour, what will it be like on Thursday’s and Friday’s in the summer. It’s no wonder this was kept a secret. Just can’t wait for the “I told you so’s!

  7. has to be a satire. It would never fly as the community of Bay Ridge would tie this up in court for years.

  8. Kent Island residents are already basically trapped for the entirety of every summer. For example, my church is three miles from the house. It takes me five minutes to get there on summer Sundays and half an hour or more to get home because the “beach people” get off of Route 50 and clog up our secondary roads.

  9. This is satire, yes, but shouldn’t satire be funny? This is not funny, doesn’t even rise to the level of amusing.

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