RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Amtrak

A collection of news and information related to Amtrak published by this site and its partners.

Top Amtrak Articles

Displaying items 121-132
  • Public works board to consider Md. housing agency move

    Public works board to consider Md. housing agency move
    The state Board of Public Works is expected to vote today on a contract that would clear the way for the Department of Housing and Community Development to move from its park-like campus in Crownsville to a transit hub in Prince George's County. The...
  • State OKs move of housing agency from Crownsville to Prince George's

    State OKs move of housing agency from Crownsville to Prince George's
    Maryland officials approved Wednesday a much-debated plan to move the headquarters of the state's housing agency — along with 380 jobs — from Anne Arundel County to Prince George's County. The three-member Board of Public Works voted...
  • Rosedale and rail safety

    Rosedale and rail safety
    As accidents go, few of recent memory have grabbed the region's attention like Tuesday's collision and explosion involving a CSX freight train and a trash truck in Rosedale. If Baltimoreans weren't close enough to hear the tooth-rattling blast, they...
  • Hospitals prepped for mass casualties after train blast

    Hospitals prepped for mass casualties after train blast
    Bob Marshall was on the phone in his office at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore when he heard the boom, felt the building shake and saw the plume of smoke on the horizon. "This is what we've trained for," he thought. As news poured...
  • MARC: Rolling in the right direction

    MARC: Rolling in the right direction
    The Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013 will provide crucially needed funding for improving, expanding and building transportation projects throughout Maryland. Projects critical to continued economic growth throughout Central Maryland...
  • 'River' subsides, Charles Street businesses re-open

    'River' subsides, Charles Street businesses re-open
    After a day in which they temporarily became waterfront businesses, shops and cafes on North Charles Street began reopening Thursday, when the river created by a massive water main break at 20th Street receded. While several blocks remained closed to...
  • Amtrak rolls out new locomotives for East Coast routes

    Amtrak rolls out new locomotives for East Coast routes
    The first of 70 new energy-efficient locomotives destined for Amtrak's East Coast service rolled off Monday morning from a Sacramento, Calif., assembly line. The locomotives, called Amtrak Cities Sprinters and built by Siemens Rail Systems, will...
  • MARC gets a boost

    MARC gets a boost
    Last week presented the sort of opportunity that elected officials crave. As Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the gas tax increase into law, he announced a slew of new Maryland transportation projects — $1.2 billion in all — that can now move...
  • Viewed from train or bus, the city doesn't put its best foot forward

    Viewed from train or bus, the city doesn't put its best foot forward
    Recently I boarded an Amtrak train headed for New York City. But as we embarked on our journey I was struck by the trash and debris strewn along the route. The dilapidated houses, abandoned buildings, discarded furniture and graffiti were more than I...
  • Region recovers from Tuesday's storms

    Local trains were back on schedule and power was restored to area homes and businesses Wednesday, as Marylanders cleaned up and repaired damage caused by the previous night's heavy rainstorms. The Maryland Transit Administration reported Wednesday...
  • Budget hell on wheels?

    Budget hell on wheels?
    Amtrak, long one of the favorite whipping boys of fiscal conservatives, is getting another thrashing from Mitt Romney and the Republicans. From all the attacks, one might think that the nation's bargain-basement passenger rail system was the cause of...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to get new water tank, with Aberdeen's help

    The Army is moving forward with converting an old building on the Aberdeen Proving Ground into a water source to provide 3 million gallons of water daily, Aberdeen city manager Doug Miller said. The post has one, 500,000-gallon water tank, which has...