| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:55 AM
David Simon has returned to the pages of his old newspaper with a compelling look back at a Baltimore police officer wounded in the drug war, and now in need of help himself. The blind Gene Cassidy, shot twice in the head in 1987, still works at the...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 8:48 PM
It had been a lot of years since I regularly made use of the Aberdeen train station when a friend of my daughter's was scheduled to visit and had taken the train from New England.
Back when I made use of the train a few times a year, the MARC commuter...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Several Aberdeen council members have been blasting former mayoral candidate Patrick McGrady and "myths" about the city they say are being perpetuated through local media. They launched a verbal barrage against the naysayers during Monday's city council...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 6:05 AM
The nation watched as winning numbers for the record-setting Mega Millions jackpot were revealed Friday night, and then waited all day Saturday to learn the identity of a lucky Baltimore County shopper who would split the $656 million.
His or her...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 6:57 AM
Get out of that bus, train, light rail or subway and drive your car to work! Crowd the roads! Burn the most gasoline possible! Pollute the air!
That's the unmistakable message Congress has sent the nation's commuters with its recent choice not to...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 6:36 PM
Around 10 a.m. Thursday an Amtrak contractor struck a 24-inch gas main on the property of Penn Station in Baltimore, a utility spokeswoman said.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. responded to the scene and were continuing work on shutting off the gas line...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Thomas Schreiber, a career railroader who had worked in freight and passenger service, died Monday of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Sparks resident was 67.
Mr. Schreiber, a third-generation railroader whose father and...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:27 PM
On a recent Saturday morning, I had an opportunity to ride Amtrak north from Baltimore to Philadelphia. I had not been on a train in something like 13 years, and I was interested to see how I would view the places in Harford and Cecil counties along the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Amtrak will pay $466 million this year for 70 new locomotives to enhance the speed and reliability of rail service in the Northeast Corridor and invest $298 million on 130 new rail cars to serve the East Coast and Midwest.
The new equipment will be a...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:30 AM
One of the truisms of U.S. transportation planning has long been that each year, there will be more cars on the road. The logic of this is simple — as the population grows so does their need to get to places, and motor vehicles are by far the most...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:16 AM
A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train in Havre de Grace early Friday morning, Havre de Grace city police said.
At 12:35 a.m., officers from the Havre de Grace Police Department, members of the Susquehanna Hose Company and the...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Toward the end of their concert in Philadelphia this month, First Aid Kit addressed the crowd: "We want to try an experiment."
For the past hour, Klara and Johanna Soderberg, the two Swedish sisters who make up the band, had been performing the kind of...