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  • I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects

    I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects
    A severely deteriorated stretch of Interstate Highway 55 in DuPage and Cook counties would be resurfaced, along with a portion of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and Skokie Highway in Lake County under a six-year state highway improvement plan announced...
  • Trains stopped in Aberdeen after pedestrian killed

    Trains stopped in Aberdeen after pedestrian killed
    One person was struck and killed by a CSX freight train Thursday morning in Aberdeen, Harford County fire and CSX officials said. The train struck a person who was on the tracks near West Bel Air Avenue around 6:16 a.m., Melanie Cost, a CSX spokeswoman,...
  • Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015

    Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015
    Long-sought plans to restore passenger rail service next year between Chicago and Rockford got a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new route. Service between the two cities stopped in 1981. The new Amtrak service will begin in late 2015 with...
  • Acela passengers forced to transfer after mechanical failure north of Baltimore

    Mechanical problems on a northbound Acela Express out of Washington forced nearly 160 passengers to transfer trains north of Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon, according to Amtrak officials. The No. 1266 express train was a few miles south of the...
  • Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie

    Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie
    An Amtrak train tore down overhead catenary power lines in an accident near Bowie on Thursday morning, disrupting rail traffic in the area and the commutes of many MARC and Amtrak riders, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Craig Schulz, an...
  • New partnership houses gay center's archives at University of Baltimore

    New partnership houses gay center's archives at University of Baltimore
    Ben Blake envisions a future where academics from New York and Boston will catch Amtrak trains to Baltimore's Penn Station with the singular purpose of becoming immersed in one of the country's most compelling archives on the gay rights movement. Blake,...
  • Lodi man arrested in terrorism case

    Lodi man arrested in terrorism case
    He was a 20-year-old community college student, a single father to an infant daughter and a failed National Guardsman living in a trailer park outside Lodi, Calif. Online, Nicholas Teausant took on a different persona, authorities allege. On Instagram,...
  • 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...
  • Man killed in Amtrak accident was struck hours before being found

    Man killed in Amtrak accident was struck hours before being found
    By the time the badly-damaged body of George Thomas McAleer was found near Amtrak train tracks in Rosedale, he'd likely been dead for more than eight hours. McAleer, 26, of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in the Armistead Gardens neighborhood of...
  • Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

    Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views
    This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak. Begin a counterclockwise...
  • Amtrak fails to weather winter well

     Amtrak fails to weather winter well
    Amtrak trains operating in Chicago and across the Midwest have slogged through numerous delays and cancellations this winter, a problem fueled not only by unusually heavy snow and frigid temperatures but also, oddly, the unintended consequences of rolling...