Gridlock grinding on Baltimore commuters
City Councilman Eric Costello said he's just as frustrated with the gridlock as his constituents. He says dozens of frustrated people have reached out to him saying their commutes are worse than normal. Backed up intersections are causing traffic jams according to Costello who said if the Department of Transportation doesn't fix the problem successfully, the city will likely need to reassess its congestion plan. Backups during rush hour are to be expected but Costello said the DOT promised to perfect its new timing pattern. Officials said in a statement to the councilman that the pattern has reduced congestion in certain areas but increased it in others.