As dining has opened up, face mask restrictions have eased and the state's state of emergency has expired, Marylanders have hit the roads, filled airports and are otherwise on the move this summer.
Travel numbers are close to pre-pandemic levels, the Maryland Department of Transportation said. In Maryland, highway volumes topped 2019 levels the first week of July, the agency said.
One area where traffic has not fully rebounded is in the use of taxis and rideshare services, which remain down.
At the height of the pandemic, statewide highway travel fell by as much as 50 percent and passenger traffic at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport dropped more than 90 percent as Marylanders heeded Gov. Larry Hogan's call to limit travel to help stop the spread of COVID-19.... Read More: Pikesville Patch