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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Train derails in Rosedale area

    Train derails in Rosedale area
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the driver...
  • Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'

    Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'
    The explosion blasted out the windows at Shepherd Electric Supply as pieces of the ceiling rained down and the building groaned. Roger Sampson, an employee, had lived in earthquake-prone Los Angeles for eight years and felt a quake shake Maryland two...
  • If you go: Belmont and Virginia Historic Garden Week

    The Gari Melchers Home & Studio, 224 Washington St., Falmouth, Va. Call 540-654-1844 or go to garimelchers.umw.edu. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesday. The estate is one of the homes taking part in The Garden Club of Virginia's Historic...
  • After record growth, Maryland cruise terminal at capacity

    After record growth, Maryland cruise terminal at capacity
    Seven years after opening the South Locust Point cruise ship berth and terminal, Maryland port officials have a problem: capacity, as in, not enough. Without expansion, the record-breaking annual statistics will plateau at about 100 cruises and 241,000...
  • Tips on traveling to New England for the Ravens game

    Tips on traveling to New England for the Ravens game
    For Ravens fans considering a visit to New England to see the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium, there's good news and bad news about planning your trip. If you absolutely must go to the game, there's a good chance you will be able to get a...
  • Travelers in the region stranded by Sandy

    Travelers in the region stranded by Sandy
    If you were hoping to escape the misery of Sandy's looming impact on the Mid-Atlantic, it's too late. Major air, rail and bus carriers have canceled most trips into Tuesday. Delta Airlines offered the last scheduled flights out of town Monday morning...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the...