| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:22 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:05 AM
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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:43 AM
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...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:53 AM
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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:26 AM
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:06 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:29 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:21 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:47 AM
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...