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  • Traffic: Wintry weather hampers morning commute again

    Traffic: Wintry weather hampers morning commute again
    The Friday morning commute was marked with several incidents as the region grappled with the second bout of overnight wintry weather in as many days. A single-vehicle crash in Lochearn on the inner loop of Interstate 695 at the Northwest Expressway...
  • En medio de la tormenta más reciente, Malloy declara emergencia por escasez de sal

    En medio de la tormenta más reciente, Malloy declara emergencia por escasez de sal
    El gobernador declaró un estado de emergencia según la tormenta de invierno comenzó el jueves temprano y paso lentamente menguando los suministros de sal. En una conferencia de prensa el jueves, el gobernador Dannel P. Malloy dijo que le pedirá...
  • Traffic: 3-vehicle wreck closes lane of I-95 Baltimore Co.

    Traffic: 3-vehicle wreck closes lane of I-95 Baltimore Co.
    As of 9:20 a.m., a three-vehicle wreck has closed one of four southbound lanes on I-95 in Baltimore County near the Baltimore Beltway exit (Exit 64), state transportation officials report. The southbound shoulder is also closed. The Maryland Transit...
  • Amtrak launches writers residency after author requests

    Amtrak launches writers residency after author requests
    Ask and ye shall receive. At least when it comes to authors and Amtrak. Amtrak has launched a still-unstructured writers residency program thanks to an offhanded remark by Alexander Chee and some impassioned pleas on Twitter. In a PEN Ten interview...
  • Echoes of race and history from the days of Pullman rail

    Echoes of race and history from the days of Pullman rail
    On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
  • 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...
  • O'Hare Blue Line to stay open during 4-year renovation

    O'Hare Blue Line to stay open during 4-year renovation
    The city unveiled plans Thursday for the largest modernization of the CTA Blue Line since the O’Hare branch was built 30 years ago, a four-year overhaul that officials say will shave 10 minutes off travel between downtown and the nation’s...
  • Yuval Sharon's the Industry makes own track with 'Invisible Cities'

    Yuval Sharon's the Industry makes own track with 'Invisible Cities'
    Inside Union Station, a robotic voice is barking out destinations for Amtrak's northbound Train 785, departing from track No. 9. "Glendale, Burbank Airport, Van Nuys … Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta! All aboard!" Yuval Sharon smiles,...
  • How to make high-speed rail work in California

    Two court decisions have blocked the California High-Speed Rail Authority from issuing more than $8 billion in bonds and from using bond funds on construction until it fixes its funding plan. Now what? The authority says it will move forward using...
  • How To Bridge Busway On Flower Street? DOT Has Designs

    After Hartford community groups panned the first set of proposals for a new Flower Street pedestrian overpass above the CTfastrak busway, state engineers are back with options ranging from a helix ramp to a set of double elevators linked by a bridge....
  • All aboard Doug Aitken's art train

    All aboard Doug Aitken's art train
    BARSTOW — In the dark, Doug Aitken's art train could be any other industrial locomotive parked at this Amtrak outpost, except for the trail of soft blue-and-white LED lights glimmering along the length of its nine cars. Since it left New York on...