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  • Sparrows Point ripple effect leaves few untouched

    Sparrows Point ripple effect leaves few untouched
    Debbie Hurd sees it in the parking lots along North Point Boulevard — the answer to what life would be like if the steel mill that fueled the tight-knit communities near Sparrows Point never reopens. Fewer cars. Fewer customers for businesses....
  • MARC: Rolling in the right direction

    MARC: Rolling in the right direction
    The Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013 will provide crucially needed funding for improving, expanding and building transportation projects throughout Maryland. Projects critical to continued economic growth throughout Central Maryland...
  • Aberdeen's Robin Hood Road gets major construction project

    Aberdeen's Robin Hood Road gets major construction project
    Harford County has embarked on a $1.6 million renovation of Robin Hood Road between Aberdeen and Havre de Grace in an attempt to make the street easier and safer to travel, the county's highways chief said last week. "Essentially, the roadway was...
  • City train yard tentatively selected as site of port transfer station

    The state, city and CSX Transportation have tentatively selected the Mount Clare train yard in Southwest Baltimore for a roughly $90 million facility where containerized cargo would be transferred from trucks to trains, a project designed to improve the...
  • MARC gets a boost

    MARC gets a boost
    Last week presented the sort of opportunity that elected officials crave. As Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the gas tax increase into law, he announced a slew of new Maryland transportation projects — $1.2 billion in all — that can now move...
  • Exhibit shows rocky side of relationship between trains and Sykesville

    The Town of Sykesville has had a long love affair with trains, but even true love can be strained now and then. A new exhibit opening this month at the Sykesville Gate House Museum of History, "Gone Off the Rails: When Safety Fails," explores the times...
  • Eagle Archive: For 125 years, Union Bridge Fire Co. has maintained a burning desire to serve

    The Union Bridge Fire Company, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, is considered to be the second oldest of the 14 volunteer fire companies in Carroll County. Only The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company No. 1, which formally first organized...
  • Charles S. Roberts, train line expert, dies at 80

    Charles S. Roberts, train line expert, dies at 80
    Charles Swann Roberts, an author and co-founder of publishing company Barnard, Roberts and Co. Inc. known for his extensive histories of the Pennsylvania Railroad, died Aug. 20 from complications of emphysema and pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital. The...
  • $22M allocated for Susquehanna rail bridge

    Maryland has been allocated $22 million in stimulus funds to begin work on replacing the Susquehanna River Railroad Bridge, the states' senators announced Friday. The current bridge is more than 100 years old and about 100 Amtrak and MARC trains cross it...
  • Man falls to his death from CSX railroad bridge over Susquehanna River

    A man fell to his death from the CSX railroad bridge across the Susquehanna River Monday in what police are calling a work-related accident. Around 2:10 p.m. Monday, a man fell about 90 feet from the bridge onto Garrett Island in Cecil County,...
  • Tubman Underground Railroad center on Shore gets funding

    Tubman Underground Railroad center on Shore gets funding
    Harriet Tubman has long inspired a deep sense of pride among Marylanders, especially in the rural communities of the Eastern Shore, where the former slave was born and led dozens to freedom on the Underground Railroad. While her story is taught to...
  • Harriet Tubman visitor center: a good first step

    Harriet Tubman visitor center: a good first step
    Harriet Tubman was one tough lady. She escaped slavery, fleeing an Eastern Shore plantation. She was a leader in the Underground Railroad, traveling at night under the North Star — probably along the Choptank River — hiding at safe houses...