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  • 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...
  • 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: Accident on southbound lanes at Harbor Tunnel cleared

    Traffic: Accident on southbound lanes at Harbor Tunnel cleared
    At 9:30 a.m. the Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting that the accident involving three vehicles on I-895 south at the Harbor Tunnel has been cleared, but officials are warning commuters to use caution, and expect delays until the backup...
  • Millions approved for automated collision-prevention system on MARC trains

    Millions approved for automated collision-prevention system on MARC trains
    New technology that could stop or slow a train before an accident — reducing the likelihood of operator errors becoming deadly — will be installed on all MARC trains. The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $13 million contract on...
  • Amtrak train breaks down, disrupting evening commute

    Amtrak train breaks down, disrupting evening commute
    The locomotive pulling an Amtrak train came off its tracks in the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel in downtown Baltimore Monday, shutting down all local train activity on the Penn Line and disrupting the evening commute. Train 97 was carrying 158 passengers...
  • Say no to legalized pot [Letter]

    Say no to legalized pot [Letter]
    I am not in support of the legalization of marijuana. I, like others, spent too much of my youth spaced out on pot. It was addictive, and it severely handicapped me in respect to my career, work and interpersonal relationships. Did I love being stoned...
  • Third Maryland pedestrian killed by train in a month

    Third Maryland pedestrian killed by train in a month
    A pedestrian was killed by a CSX Corp. train in Rosedale on Tuesday afternoon, in what local police believe to be the third suicide by train in Maryland in less than a month. Baltimore County Police were dispatched to the 8800 block of Pulaski Highway...
  • Four to 10 inches of snow possible in Tuesday's snowstorm

    Four to 10 inches of snow possible in Tuesday's snowstorm
    As snow started to fall across Maryland, highway officials urged people to stay off the roads, schools and offices closed, and flights were delayed. By early afternoon, multiple accidents and backups were reported throughout the area. The National...
  • Traffic: Wind warnings on Bay Bridge

    Traffic: Wind warnings on Bay Bridge
    The Maryland Transportation Authority said that wind warnings are in effect for the Bay Bridge at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Under wind warnings, sustained wind speeds or gusts of 30-39 mph persist, and operators of house trailers, box trailers, motorcycles...
  • 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...
  • Amtrak in market for dozens of high-speed trains

    Amtrak in market for dozens of high-speed trains
    Amtrak is in the market for more than two dozen high-speed train sets capable of transporting passengers between Washington and Boston faster than its Acela Express service. The company issued a request Friday for proposals to supply it with 28 high-...
  • Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities

    Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities
    When Rob Rogers woke up the morning of Dec. 8 and looked at an ominous weather forecast predicting several inches of snow or the threat of freezing rain, he knew exactly where he wanted to be. The 24-year-old Hampden resident rushed to his computer,...