Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport posted its best month ever in terms of passenger counts in July as 2.2 million fliers landed at or took off from the airport, the Maryland Aviation Administration said Tuesday.
Sweeping changes that have affected virtually every mode of transportation in the United States began almost immediately after hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon outside Washington and a farm field in Shanksville, Pa.
The earthquake that hit Maryland Tuesday shut down offices, pushed workers into the streets, interrupted rail travel and set off an early, congested rush hour — but by early evening it appeared the impact would be fleeting.
Commuters experienced delays on roads, bridges and transit systems around the state as Marylanders experienced a 5.9-magnitude earthquake, but most of the disruptions were clearing up by late afternoon.
Now that Southwest Airlines has completed its $1.4 billion purchase of AirTran Holdings, executives have launched the longer-term process of merging two brands, retraining employees, rolling out larger aircraft and positioning Southwest for international expansion.