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  • Two busy Amtrak train lines set ridership records in California

    Two busy Amtrak train lines set ridership records in California
    Amtrak-California set ridership records last year on two of its busiest long distance lines in the state — the Pacific Surfliner along the coast and the San Joaquin through the Central Valley. Rail officials announced Thursday that the two lines,...
  • Fewer Marylanders expected to travel on Thanksgiving

    Fewer Marylanders expected to travel on Thanksgiving
    For the first time since the economy tanked and the country went into recession in 2008, fewer Marylanders are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday than did the previous year. Don't get your hopes up for an easy commute, though. While less...
  • BART trains stalled by computer glitch, stranding Bay Area commuters

    BART trains stalled by computer glitch, stranding Bay Area commuters
    Bay Area rail commuters were left without service Friday morning because of what operators called "major computer issues" that left hundreds of riders stranded in stalled trains. As of 6 a.m., rail commuters were being told to find alternate forms of...
  • Dead boy on bus was allegedly killed by his Lancaster mom's boyfriend

    A 2-year-old boy found dead aboard a bus in California City this week was allegedly killed by the boyfriend of the child's Lancaster mother, authorities said.  Pharaoh Vanvactor was found dead Wednesday morning at 7:25 a.m. on a Kern Regional Transit...
  • 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...
  • LGBT, minority Amtrak riders offered new travel resources

    LGBT, minority Amtrak riders offered new travel resources
    In an effort to reach out to some of its "multicultural" riders -- namely those who identify as LGBT, black or Hispanic -- Amtrak has launched three new "microsites" where bloggers will be chronicling travel issues specifically relevant to those...
  • Atop the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel

    Atop the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel
    A train derailment this week near Pennsylvania Station showed me how confused we are about the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, where the mishap occurred. This 1873 work of engineering burrows under West Baltimore neighborhoods for 1.4 miles, but its role in...
  • 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...
  • Aged tunnel where Amtrak train derailed may be replaced

    Aged tunnel where Amtrak train derailed may be replaced
    The snaking tunnel beneath West Baltimore where an Amtrak engine derailed Monday, disrupting travel for thousands of evening commuters, has been a source of concern for decades. The narrow, two-track Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel twists 1.4 miles under...
  • Man throws homeless woman's cats into S.F. Bay, killing them

    Man throws homeless woman's cats into S.F. Bay, killing them
    San Francisco authorities Wednesday were searching for a man who tossed a carrier containing a homeless woman's two cats into San Francisco Bay, killing them. The incident occurred Monday along the Embarcadero at Pier 14 when a man approached the...
  • Traffic: Collision with injury on I-395 North in Baltimore

    Traffic: Collision with injury on I-395 North in Baltimore
    A two-vehicle collision with injury in Baltimore City on Interstate 395 North prior to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard has closed one of four northbound traffic lanes and the northbound left shoulder at 8:51 a.m. on Monday, according to the state...