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  • State OKs move of housing agency from Crownsville to Prince George's

    State OKs move of housing agency from Crownsville to Prince George's
    Maryland officials approved Wednesday a much-debated plan to move the headquarters of the state's housing agency — along with 380 jobs — from Anne Arundel County to Prince George's County. The three-member Board of Public Works voted...
  • Rosedale and rail safety

    Rosedale and rail safety
    As accidents go, few of recent memory have grabbed the region's attention like Tuesday's collision and explosion involving a CSX freight train and a trash truck in Rosedale. If Baltimoreans weren't close enough to hear the tooth-rattling blast, they...
  • Person struck, killed by Amtrak train on Northwest Side

    Person struck, killed by Amtrak train on Northwest Side
    A male of unknown age was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in the Old Irving Park neighborhood Sunday evening, authorities said. Amtrak Train No. 341, bound for Milwaukee, struck a pedestrian about 8;17 p.m. while the train was traveling about 79...
  • Chicago Overnight Report

    Chicago Overnight Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • Three garages and a trash bin were damaged by fires early this morning in an alley in the South Side's Fernwood neighborhood. Read more • Four people were seriously injured when an...
  • Out of the Blue: We can do better than Village Entrance

    Out of the Blue: We can do better than Village Entrance
    My beef with the Village Entrance Project isn't just the exhaustion of much of our borrowing power, the five-year project disruption to our lives, the paucity of spaces it nets, the maintenance costs, the toxic soil remediation or the loamy, unstable...
  • Update: Train delays while Glendale police respond to car stuck on tracks, suspect DUI

    Update 3:40 p.m.: A southbound Union Pacific freight train was stopped while police officials worked to remove a vehicle that became stuck on train tracks in Glendale early Saturday morning and its driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving,...
  • Hyperloop: Jumping on board the Elon Musk tubewagon

    Hyperloop: Jumping on board the Elon Musk tubewagon
    That’s one small all-nighter for some men, one giant whoosh for mankind. Apparently, Elon Musk and a few of the fellas spent Sunday night firming up plans for a $6-billion high-speed transportation system called the Hyperloop, complete with...
  • My First Ride On The Busway Into Future

    I've seen the future — I hope. I've been on the busway. At the invitation of some folks from the state Department of Transportation, I took a ride (in a sturdy SUV) along much of the Hartford — New Britain busway route. If you are new to the...
  • Man accused of robbing person with cerebral palsy in wheelchair

    Man accused of robbing person with cerebral palsy in wheelchair
    A Chicago man held an elevator door shut as his friend robbed a man with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair at Chicago Union Station last week, officials said. Demetrius Thomas, 48, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street, held the elevator door as...
  • Increasing Ridership Shows Amtrak's Value

    For the better part of 40 years, Amtrak's enemies in Congress have been doing what they can to sabotage the nation's rail passenger service. They've attacked Amtrak's federal subsidies, pared back routes, been stingy in replacing worn-out equipment...
  • Chicago-New Orleans rail route leads back to the glory days

    Chicago-New Orleans rail route leads back to the glory days
    When railroad enthusiast Tim Branner learned about a collection of newly refurbished Pullman cars running between Chicago and New Orleans, he knew he'd found the perfect way to celebrate his 50th birthday. "My wife and I like to travel long distance...