| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:44 AM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:37 PM
On Saturday, March 7, 1914, George Herman Ruth planted his feet in the batter's box of the baseball diamond at the Cape Fear Fair Grounds in Fayetteville, N.C., and slammed a pitch.
The confident rookie, who had just signed with the Baltimore Orioles,...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Snow was tapering off by late morning in Baltimore and points north and west, expected to end with 3-6 inches of accumulation around the region. A blast of cold air was meanwhile moving in behind the storm.
Snowfall totals included 5.5 inches in...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:39 AM
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...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Thousands of Maryland bus and MARC train riders could pay more for their commute starting in January after Congress failed to renew an expiring tax credit that rewards mass transit use.
Current federal law allows bus and rail commuters to withhold up to...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Passengers at Baltimore's Penn Station and about 10,000 folks in Harford County lost electricity in two separate outages Thursday, said Rachael Lighty, a Baltimore Gas & Electric spokeswoman.
The lights went out at Penn Station around 4:30 p.m. and came...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:52 PM
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...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:24 AM
A man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near Aberdeen late Saturday afternoon.
According to Kimberly Woods, Amtrak spokeswoman, the incident occurred around 4:34 p.m. when northbound Northeast Regional Train 168 struck a person trespassing on...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2013
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...