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  • 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...
  • Redesigning Baltimore: Planners envision new development among mass transit stations

    Redesigning Baltimore: Planners envision new development among mass transit stations
    Baltimore planners want to invite development around mass-transit stations where individuals and families can live, shop and commute without having to get behind the wheel of a car — part of a proposal to modernize the city. In the 350-page,...
  • Amtrak service disrupted, riders trapped after storm damage

    Amtrak service disrupted, riders trapped after storm damage
    More than 1,200 passengers on five different Amtrak trains traveling between Wilmington and Perryville were delayed for hours or forced to transfer trains on Monday night after a line of thunderstorms damaged the railroad's signaling system, according...
  • Weekend MARC service to be selling point for BWI

    Weekend MARC service to be selling point for BWI
    Weekend passenger train service will be a boon for travelers flying in and out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Airport officials welcomed last week's announcement by Gov. Martin O'Malley that weekend MARC train services...
  • Should Hartford Have train service to Boston?

    Should Hartford Have train service to Boston?
    Connecticut is re-establishing commuter rail service from New Haven to Hartford and Springfield. But most trains will go no further than Springfield. Could Hartford benefit by having train service on to Worcester and Boston? Proponents say it should be...
  • Speeding Honda jumps freeway, is hit by train, killing car's driver

    Speeding Honda jumps freeway, is hit by train, killing car's driver
    A driver in his early 20s was killed Sunday night when his speeding car flew off Interstate 5 south of San Onofre State Beach and was hit by a southbound Amtrak train, the California Highway Patrol said. The driver of a 1997 Honda was traveling at...
  • Amtrak service restored from Washington to Philly after disruption, MARC restored

    Amtrak service restored from Washington to Philly after disruption, MARC restored
    Amtrak train service has been restored after a complete shut-down between Washington and Philadelphia earlier Wednesday, an Amtrak spokesman said. The overhead power system was damaged south of Elkton at around 10:30 a.m., with hundreds of passengers...
  • Harford sheriff's deputy recognized for community service

    A Harford County Sheriff's deputy was recognized this week for his community service by the Maryland Sheriff's Association. DFC Shawn Forton, a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, assigned as a K-9 officer at the Harford County Detention Center,...
  • Lucky Penny? How about a wall of them: Copper coins as tile

    Lucky Penny? How about a wall of them: Copper coins as tile
    Customers of the new Santa Barbara restaurant Lucky Penny may pass by the wall tiled in real coins and be tempted to try the design stunt at home, given that it calls for a simple material that seems so cheap. But think twice, cautions its designer,...