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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amtrak service restored from Washington to Philly after disruption, MARC restored

    Amtrak service restored from Washington to Philly after disruption, MARC restored
    Amtrak train service has been restored after a complete shut-down between Washington and Philadelphia earlier Wednesday, an Amtrak spokesman said. The overhead power system was damaged south of Elkton at around 10:30 a.m., with hundreds of passengers...
  • Governor candidates help dedicate improved Aberdeen Proving Ground interchange

    Governor candidates help dedicate improved Aberdeen Proving Ground interchange
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Harford County Executive David Craig could be slugging it out for the state's highest office a year from now, but they were all smiles and handshakes Monday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the...
  • Harford sheriff's deputy recognized for community service

    Harford sheriff's deputy recognized for community service
    A Harford County Sheriff's deputy was recognized this week for his community service by the Maryland Sheriff's Association. DFC Shawn Forton, a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, assigned as a K-9 officer at the Harford County Detention Center,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Maglev would transform Baltimore

    Maglev would transform Baltimore
    It's easy to be cynical about the idea of a magnetic levitation train whisking riders from Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes. The technology, though not new, still sounds fanciful. The costs of even such a small system are enormous, the commercial...
  • Amtrak service disrupted, riders trapped after storm damage

    Amtrak service disrupted, riders trapped after storm damage
    More than 1,200 passengers on five different Amtrak trains traveling between Wilmington and Perryville were delayed for hours or forced to transfer trains on Monday night after a line of thunderstorms damaged the railroad's signaling system, according...
  • Redesigning Baltimore: Planners envision new development among mass transit stations

    Redesigning Baltimore: Planners envision new development among mass transit stations
    Baltimore planners want to invite development around mass-transit stations where individuals and families can live, shop and commute without having to get behind the wheel of a car — part of a proposal to modernize the city. In the 350-page,...
  • Weekend MARC service to be selling point for BWI

    Weekend MARC service to be selling point for BWI
    Weekend passenger train service will be a boon for travelers flying in and out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Airport officials welcomed last week's announcement by Gov. Martin O'Malley that weekend MARC train services...