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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...