The Federal Railroad Administration is proposing a major rerouting of the Northeast Corridor in Maryland that would bring the passenger rail tracks closer to the CSX Transportation freight tracks north of Baltimore for faster travel and increased capacity.
Since Terry Kilby founded his drone photography company in Owings Mills four years ago, he says, he has been careful to follow the labyrinthine process to get permission from federal authorities to fly legally.
The federal government will spend $4 million on improvements to the Fulton Avenue bridge over U.S. 40 in West Baltimore this spring — adding bike paths, benches and other landscaping to make the bridge more accessible.
Federal, state and local transportation officials are expected to scrap two options and focus on a third today for replacing an aging railroad tunnel under West Baltimore that is considered a major choke point on Amtrak's busy Northeast Corridor.
The government has lined up a number of drone and pilot industry groups behind an effort to get operators to register their aircraft and has formed a task force to spell out specific rules, but questions remain about how the requirement will be enforced and how much help it will be in tracking down operators who fly dangerously.
After years of massive recalls across the auto industry, car dealerships and drivers are in new territory with the announcement that Fiat Chrysler must buy back some defective Ram pickups and Dodge and Chrysler SUVs.
Fliers arriving to the Baltimore region this holiday season may notice smoother descents into BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, while residents in Towson and other area suburbs might hear a bit less noise overhead.
Maryland did not win Federal Aviation Administration recognition as a test site for drones, but still could be involved in federal research on how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace.