| May 22, 2014
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:21 PM
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....
| May 23, 2014
| 4:57 AM
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...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Coastal redwoods are unforgettable
Thank you so much for Christopher Reynolds' lovely piece on the coast redwoods ("In the Land of the Giants," May 18). While Mark Boster's luminous shot of the redwood canopy offers the perfect companion to Reynolds'...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:59 PM
A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said.
The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Buses were always an inexpensive way to travel, but they weren't always pleasant. Older buses were sometimes cramped, odorous and slow. Those days are gone. Today, intercity buses have comfortable seats, leg room, wi-fi and other amenities — and...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:16 AM
There's a new way to train your dog, and it has nothing to do with obedience school.
Amtrak on Monday announced a six-month pilot project to allow small dogs and cats aboard its trains between Chicago and Quincy. The furry traveling companions won't get...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:07 AM
A four-vehicle collision with injury in Towson on Interstate 83 North prior to the Baltimore Beltway has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound left shoulder at 7:36 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.
| May 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As Union Station prepares to celebrate its 75thanniversary on Saturday, attention should turn to its British-born architect.
Know his name? Few do. It’s John B. Parkinson, whose works are sprinkled around Los Angeles. Like many passengers who have...