| May 29, 2013
| 3:25 PM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:18 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:21 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:03 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2013
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...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:55 AM
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,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:29 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:29 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 3:33 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:42 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:02 PM
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...