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  • City students needs better transit

     City students needs better transit
    I am writing in response to the editorial, "Charm City Express" (Sept. 16), outlining Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to increase support for Baltimore's public transportation infrastructure. As a student at Johns Hopkins University coming from New York City,...
  • Derailed: Marathon man accused of masturbating on train

    Derailed: Marathon man accused of masturbating on train
    Maybe the gentle rocking of the train was a little too stimulating for this Amtrak passenger, who apparently went off the rails. Or perhaps he thought he was aboard the love train. Deputies were dispatched to a railroad station near DeLand on Tuesday...
  • Green Wheels: Taxi of Yesterday

    Green Wheels: Taxi of Yesterday
    Taken a taxi recently? I had the unusual experience recently of traveling to a "sustainable city," Chattanooga, and encountering public transit with so many blind spots (despite a ground-breaking downtown electric shuttle bus) that I ended up taking taxis...
  • Maglev would transform Baltimore

    Maglev would transform Baltimore
    It's easy to be cynical about the idea of a magnetic levitation train whisking riders from Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes. The technology, though not new, still sounds fanciful. The costs of even such a small system are enormous, the commercial...
  • A Secret Shoreline Preserve At Stony Creek

    A Secret Shoreline Preserve At Stony Creek
    I once believed the Connecticut shoreline had nothing to offer except for the "bigs" - state parks like Hammonasset, Harkness Memorial and Bluff Point. And then I discovered places like East Haven's Farm River State Park, Guilford's Chittenden Park and...
  • Polar vortex moves east and south, widening deep freeze to Atlanta

    Record-setting cold stunned the Southeast on Tuesday as the chilly “polar vortex” parked over the northern Midwest extended eastward, prompting officials to cancel school and open emergency warming and homeless shelters in areas unaccustomed...
  • Judge may halt Sriracha sauce production because of odor gripes

    A judge is expected to decide Friday whether to grant Irwindale's request to temporarily halt operations at the Sriracha hot sauce plant to address odor complaints. The city filed a lawsuit against Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods after several residents...
  • 'Polar vortex' brings record low temperatures

    'Polar vortex' brings record low temperatures
    The so-called polar vortex continued its frigid march across the U.S. on Tuesday, bringing record lows to the East Coast and parts of the South. Fountains froze in typically balmier states like South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Texas. New York City...
  • Traffic: Accident on southbound lanes at Harbor Tunnel cleared

    Traffic: Accident on southbound lanes at Harbor Tunnel cleared
    At 9:30 a.m. the Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting that the accident involving three vehicles on I-895 south at the Harbor Tunnel has been cleared, but officials are warning commuters to use caution, and expect delays until the backup...
  • Amtrak Great Dome cars will run through Thanksgiving

    Amtrak Great Dome cars will run through Thanksgiving
    Amtrak's historic Great Dome rail car will be running on more routes through Chicago during Thanksgiving week, the railroad announced Monday. The dome car, which was featured in a Tribune story Nov. 4, will operate on some trains between Chicago and...
  • Amtrak train breaks down, disrupting evening commute

    Amtrak train breaks down, disrupting evening commute
    The locomotive pulling an Amtrak train came off its tracks in the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel in downtown Baltimore Monday, shutting down all local train activity on the Penn Line and disrupting the evening commute. Train 97 was carrying 158 passengers...