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  • New Havre de Grace railroad bridge needs to be special [Letter]

    The study of the Amtrak bridge replacement over the Susquehanna is a critical time for citizens, elected officials, and planning departments to get deeply involved. This project will have enormous implications for the future, and if done well, could...
  • Amtrak sees ridership bump in Maryland, nationwide

    Amtrak sees ridership bump in Maryland, nationwide
    Amtrak saw record ridership in fiscal year 2013, including tens of thousands of additional riders out of Baltimore's Penn Station, the company said Monday. Total national ridership reached 31.6 million, about 400,000 more than in 2012, the company said....
  • Amtrak offers flash sale $38 one-way fares to New York

    Amtrak offers flash sale $38 one-way fares to New York
    If you're up for planning a post-holiday getaway, Amtrak has a deal that will save you cash - but you must hurry to get in on this flash sale. Travel on the Northeast Regional from Baltimore to New York for $38 each way, about half off a typical fare....
  • Babe Ruth's first in flight in Fayetteville

    Babe Ruth's first in flight in Fayetteville
    On Saturday, March 7, 1914, George Herman Ruth planted his feet in the batter's box of the baseball diamond at the Cape Fear Fair Grounds in Fayetteville, N.C., and slammed a pitch. The confident rookie, who had just signed with the Baltimore Orioles,...
  • Man killed in Amtrak accident was struck hours before being found

    Man killed in Amtrak accident was struck hours before being found
    By the time the badly-damaged body of George Thomas McAleer was found near Amtrak train tracks in Rosedale, he'd likely been dead for more than eight hours. McAleer, 26, of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in the Armistead Gardens neighborhood of...
  • Weekends on the MARC [Editorial]

    Weekends on the MARC  [Editorial]
    The launch of regular Saturday and Sunday commuter train service between Baltimore and Washington on the MARC rail line in December may be one of the best things that's happened to Charm City in decades. It will make it easier for Baltimore's harbor...
  • Friday traffic: Several accidents reported, MARC trains experiencing delays

    Friday traffic: Several accidents reported, MARC trains experiencing delays
    On a morning when many people woke up to three to six inches of snow, the Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting several incidents at 7:45 a.m., the most serious being a utility incident in the city on Washington Boulevard at Bush Street...
  • Traffic: Icy conditions hamper roads, rails

    Traffic: Icy conditions hamper roads, rails
    Three local roads, including two in Harford County, have been shut down in both directions as motorists tackle a Wednesday morning commute hampered by a wintry mix. The state Department of Transportation said debris on MD 165 has closed the roadway in...
  • Making Baltimore commuter friendly [Letter]

    Making Baltimore commuter friendly [Letter]
    That was a good editorial on the expansion of MARC commuter rail service, but I have to echo the sentiment of some of my fellow MARC monthly ticket holders at the loss of our access to Amtrak on the weekends ("Weekends on the MARC," Jan. 2). Amtrak used...
  • Traffic: No unscheduled closures at 9:05 a.m.

    Traffic: No unscheduled closures at 9:05 a.m.
    With the clearing of an accident with injury in Parkville on the inner loop of Interstate 695 at Harford Road, state and local transportation departments reported no unscheduled road closures at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday. The Maryland Transit Administration...
  • Traffic: Crash on westbound Bay Bridge

    Traffic: Crash on westbound Bay Bridge
    Though Bay Bridge wind restrictions and warnings had been lifted two hours prior, a two-vehicle crash on the bridge westbound has blocked the westbound right traffic lane and westbound middle lane at 9:04 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the Maryland...
  • Aberdeen's active train station needs an upgrade, too [editorial]

    It absolutely is a positive development that the old Baltimore & Ohio Railroad passenger station on West Bel Air Avenue in Aberdeen is poised to make the transition from dilapidated hulk to historic site. There's something in the American psyche that...