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  • Mayor's effort to beautify the rail lines is appalling [Letter]

    Mayor's effort to beautify the rail lines is appalling [Letter]
    I am saddened and appalled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's priorities, as expressed on the front page of The Baltimore Sun Wednesday morning ("Next stop: A more attractive ride," Aug. 6). Perhaps she cares about the citizens of her city, but one would not know it by this article. There are little children, families and vulnerable adults living in these neighborhoods where the houses are falling down or boarded up. The view of Baltimore that Amtrak passengers are seeing is, in too many cases, sadly accurate. If we were doing right by the citizens, providing safe and affordable houses, the image of Baltimore would take care of itself.
  • Mikulski, Cummings back long-term rail funds

    Mikulski, Cummings back long-term rail funds
    Two Maryland lawmakers joined Amtrak and Obama administration officials at Penn Station on Monday morning to call for long-term federal funding of transportation projects — pointing to Baltimore's 141-year-old passenger rail tunnel as a prime...

    Next stop: A more attractive ride

    Next stop: A more attractive ride
    A collapsed house. An abandoned warehouse furred with vines. Block after block of vacant homes, shattered windows framing blackness. Then, the tunnel and the train platform. The mix of shuttered industrial spaces and faded neighborhoods that flank the...

    Best foot forward [Editorial]

    Best foot forward  [Editorial]
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to beautify the approaches to Baltimore for visitors arriving by rail may seem like a triumph of style over substance in efforts to revitalize the city's image. But first impressions really do count, and the mayor...

    Railroad signal box by Howard Street bridge catches fire, delays trains

    Railroad signal box by Howard Street bridge catches fire, delays trains
    Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour Sunday evening after an old signal box along railroad tracks near the Howard Street bridge in North Baltimore caught fire, officials said. Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:26 p....