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  • SunRail trains running on time despite earlier accident

    SunRail trains running on time despite earlier accident
    SunRail was running on time this evening, despite an accident earlier in the day in which a train heading into the Maitland station struck a car stalled on the tracks at the intersection of Packwood and Maitland avenues. This is the first day the...
  • Going alone, but not lonely

    Going alone, but not lonely
    My recent column on the joys of traveling alone launched a steady flow of email from readers who shared their own stories of solo travel. Far more was submitted than can fit here, but this is a sampling. Submissions were edited for space. I went alone...
  • Trains delayed after tug boat strikes bridge

    Trains delayed after tug boat strikes bridge
    A tug boat struck the Susquehanna River Bridge Wednesday night, delaying trains from crossing between Cecil and Harford counties for about an hour. The U.S. Coast Guard notified Amtrak around 10 p.m. Wednesday that a tug boat struck the bridge, and...
  • Severe storms bring hail, tornado warnings across region

    Severe storms bring hail, tornado warnings across region
    Severe storms brought hail and damaging winds through Maryland and much of the mid-Atlantic Thursday afternoon. A tornado warning was issued until 5:15 p.m. for central Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis, Parole and the waters of the Severn River....
  • Living Here: Getting around

    Living Here: Getting around
    Transportation and traffic are perennial topics in Hampton Roads, a region laced with interstates and highways and dependent on a range of water crossings, from bridge-tunnels to drawbridges to ferries. The area also has two airports, rail transport and...
  • Emile Haddad, CEO of developer FivePoint Communities

    Emile Haddad, CEO of developer FivePoint Communities
    The gig: Emile Haddad is president and chief executive of FivePoint Communities Management Inc., an Aliso Viejo real estate developer. Jointly owned by Haddad and Miami home-building giant Lennar Corp., the private company is building some of California's...
  • Pressure Mounts To Revamp Or Dump Metro-North

    When irate Fairfield County legislators suggested earlier this winter that Connecticut should sever its relationship with Metro-North, state political leaders were silent and Transportation Commissioner James Redeker dismissed the idea as impractical....
  • Amtrak's vulnerability [Editorial]

    Amtrak's vulnerability  [Editorial]
    No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
  • Amtrak needs help [Letter]

    Amtrak needs help [Letter]
    Your editorial "Amtrak's vulnerability" (May 13) was much needed. Those of us who regularly ride the rails between Baltimore and New York depend on rail service. Even Joe Biden, as a Senator, depended on the Northeast trains to Wilmington and voted to...
  • Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities

    Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities
    When Rob Rogers woke up the morning of Dec. 8 and looked at an ominous weather forecast predicting several inches of snow or the threat of freezing rain, he knew exactly where he wanted to be. The 24-year-old Hampden resident rushed to his computer,...
  • Indianapolis-to-Chicago Amtrak train hits tractor, injuring 2

    Indianapolis-to-Chicago Amtrak train hits tractor, injuring 2
    An Amtrak train heading from Indianapolis to Chicago hit a tractor in central Indiana, requiring passengers take buses to their destination, injuring the train engineer and the tractor driver officials said. The engineer on the train was examined at a...