| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:29 PM
An Amtrak train tore down overhead catenary power lines in an accident near Bowie on Thursday morning, disrupting rail traffic in the area and the commutes of many MARC and Amtrak riders, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.
Craig Schulz, an...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:18 AM
One person was struck and killed by a CSX freight train Thursday morning in Aberdeen, Harford County fire and CSX officials said.
The train struck a person who was on the tracks near West Bel Air Avenue around 6:16 a.m., Melanie Cost, a CSX spokeswoman,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:27 AM
As of 9:20 a.m., a three-vehicle wreck has closed one of four southbound lanes on I-95 in Baltimore County near the Baltimore Beltway exit (Exit 64), state transportation officials report. The southbound shoulder is also closed.
The Maryland Transit...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
All Amtrak and MARC rail service between Baltimore and Wilmington was suspended for several hours Tuesday evening after a man was killed on train tracks in Rosedale, rail and police officials said.
Baltimore County Police identified the man on...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:03 PM
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....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:00 AM
I am writing in response to the editorial, "Charm City Express" (Sept. 16), outlining Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to increase support for Baltimore's public transportation infrastructure. As a student at Johns Hopkins University coming from New York City,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:39 AM
A $1 million project to renovate bathrooms at Penn Station in Baltimore, in part to make them accessible to individuals with disabilities, has been completed ahead of schedule, local transportation officials announced Wednesday.
The joint project...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:24 AM
A man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near Aberdeen late Saturday afternoon.
According to Kimberly Woods, Amtrak spokeswoman, the incident occurred around 4:34 p.m. when northbound Northeast Regional Train 168 struck a person trespassing on...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Thousands of Maryland bus and MARC train riders could pay more for their commute starting in January after Congress failed to renew an expiring tax credit that rewards mass transit use.
Current federal law allows bus and rail commuters to withhold up to...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:43 AM
It's easy to be cynical about the idea of a magnetic levitation train whisking riders from Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes. The technology, though not new, still sounds fanciful. The costs of even such a small system are enormous, the commercial...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
An Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity asked the Kiwanis Club to call off the annual turtle derby to be held as a part of the Fourth of July celebration in Bel Air. The issue was raised because of an increase in ranaviruses among amphibians in...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Donnell Spivey was a 32-year-old Amtrak employee when he decided to start investing in real estate, but what began as a sideline quickly became a career. He entered the business with Baltimore-based Otis Warren Real Estate Co., and later worked for...