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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...
  • 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...
  • Aged tunnel where Amtrak train derailed may be replaced

    Aged tunnel where Amtrak train derailed may be replaced
    The snaking tunnel beneath West Baltimore where an Amtrak engine derailed Monday, disrupting travel for thousands of evening commuters, has been a source of concern for decades. The narrow, two-track Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel twists 1.4 miles under...
  • 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,...
  • Fewer Marylanders expected to travel on Thanksgiving

    Fewer Marylanders expected to travel on Thanksgiving
    For the first time since the economy tanked and the country went into recession in 2008, fewer Marylanders are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday than did the previous year. Don't get your hopes up for an easy commute, though. While less...
  • 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...
  • LGBT, minority Amtrak riders offered new travel resources

    LGBT, minority Amtrak riders offered new travel resources
    In an effort to reach out to some of its "multicultural" riders -- namely those who identify as LGBT, black or Hispanic -- Amtrak has launched three new "microsites" where bloggers will be chronicling travel issues specifically relevant to those...
  • Fatal crash in Harford Co. under investigation

    Fatal crash in Harford Co. under investigation
    Eastbound Route 40 in Edgewood is shut down near Sand Pebble Drive after a fatal car crash Wednesday morning, fire department officials in Harford County said. A car overturned and its occupant was trapped amid the multi-vehicle crash at around 6:30 a.m....