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  • Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train in Middle River

    Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train in Middle River
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Middle River Tuesday morning in a gruesome incident that disrupted travel for hundreds of passengers, according to Amtrak and Baltimore County emergency officials. As Amtrak worked to transfer...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Baltimore's Penn Station, parts of Harford County lose power in Thursday outages

    Baltimore's Penn Station, parts of Harford County lose power in Thursday outages
    Passengers at Baltimore's Penn Station and about 10,000 folks in Harford County lost electricity in two separate outages Thursday, said Rachael Lighty, a Baltimore Gas & Electric spokeswoman. The lights went out at Penn Station around 4:30 p.m. and came...
  • Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train in Aberdeen

    Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train in Aberdeen
    For the second time in less than a week, a pedestrian has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Maryland, disrupting regional service. Just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a pedestrian was killed on Amtrak tracks in Aberdeen by the No. 168 Northeast...
  • 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...
  • Federal tax benefit for transit users to shrink Jan. 1

    Federal tax benefit for transit users to shrink Jan. 1
    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...
  • Transportation leaders say future depends on continued investment

    Transportation leaders say future depends on continued investment
    Leaders of Maryland's transportation industry said Monday that the state's future depends on continued infrastructure investment, beyond the $4.4 billion already scheduled for highway and mass transit systems in the next six years. Such investment...
  • 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...