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  • Charm City Express

    Charm City Express
    Believe it or not, but Amtrak is the most energy-efficient form of motorized transportation available in the United States, according to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory report released this summer. Indeed, the comparison isn't really all that close,...
  • Amtrak transfers passengers after train stalls in Joppatowne

    An Amtrak train stalled in the Joppatowne area after a mechanical issue Wednesday, and more than 100 passengers were transferred after being stranded for about an hour in 90-degree heat without air-conditioning. When local a emergency crew arrived on the...
  • Havre de Grace council approves joining police SWAT team with other towns

    The Havre de Grace City Council adopted a resolution Monday allowing the city police force to form a joint SWAT team the police in Aberdeen and Bel Air. The action was the most definitive thus far from any of the three Harford County municipalities...
  • Amtrak train stalls south of Baltimore

    Amtrak train stalls south of Baltimore
    A mechanical problem stalled an Amtrak train south of Baltimore Friday evening, stranding its 404 passengers for about 40 minutes, an Amtrak spokeswoman said. The Northeast Regional train, number 83, was headed from Boston to Newport News, Va., when...
  • Amtrak train stalled north of Baltimore Thursday night

    Amtrak train stalled north of Baltimore Thursday night
    A southbound Amtrak Acela train was stuck for three hours outside of Baltimore's Penn Station on Thursday evening due to a mechanical problem, Amtrak officials said on Friday. Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz said that around 7:21 p.m. on Thursday, Train...
  • Man struck, killed by Amtrak train near Aberdeen

    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...
  • Harford County waterfront land deal a worthy one [Editorial]

    Harford County waterfront land deal a worthy one [Editorial]
    Harford County is poised to spend $3.47 million to buy just about 5 acres along the Susquehanna River at the northern end of Havre de Grace. This comes even as the city government is in the midst of conducting a transaction that will add a waterfront...
  • Harford school board keeps two Fallston school projects as top priority

    Harford school board keeps two Fallston school projects as top priority
    After considerable debate Monday night, members of the Harford County Board of Education approved the school system's overall Capital Improvement Plan for the 2015 fiscal year, one that continues to give top priority to two Fallston area school projects...
  • How I spent my summer vacation

    If the falling leaves, shorter days and the return of traffic jams on the JFX have you pining for those lost, carefree days of summer, we commiserate — especially after we tried to drown our end-of-summer blues in a sunny strawberries-and-creme...
  • City students needs better transit

     City students needs better transit
    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,...
  • Amtrak riders can now report 'suspicious activity' via text messages

    Amtrak riders can now report 'suspicious activity' via text messages
    Amtrak has launched a new "Txt-A-Tip" program that allows riders and employees to report suspicious or criminal activity on the rail service via text message, the company announced Wednesday. The program adds a new option, accessible to those with...
  • $1 million bathroom renovation complete at Penn Station

    $1 million bathroom renovation complete at Penn Station
    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...