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  • MARC train weekend service begins

    MARC train weekend service begins
    Six-year-old Rey Powell sat next to his father, nose pressed against the window on the MARC train Saturday as he headed from Union Station in Washington to Penn Station in Baltimore aboard one of the system's first weekend trains. The two planned to grab...
  • 3 killed in bus, MARC train accidents

    3 killed in bus, MARC train accidents
    A woman was struck and killed by a Charm City Circulator bus Tuesday, hours after a MARC train crash at a Baltimore crossing claimed the lives of two people in an SUV. Police said it was too early to say whether the snowy, icy conditions played a role...
  • How to make high-speed rail work in California

    Two court decisions have blocked the California High-Speed Rail Authority from issuing more than $8 billion in bonds and from using bond funds on construction until it fixes its funding plan. Now what? The authority says it will move forward using...
  • Standoff in South Loop rail yard ends peacefully

    Standoff in South Loop rail yard ends peacefully
    A standoff involving a man with a rifle and a large knife that started late this morning at a South Loop rail yard ended peacefully a little after 1 p.m. Police were called to the scene of the standoff south of Roosevelt Road at Lumber Street, west of...
  • How I spent my summer vacation

    If the falling leaves, shorter days and the return of traffic jams on the JFX have you pining for those lost, carefree days of summer, we commiserate — especially after we tried to drown our end-of-summer blues in a sunny strawberries-and-creme...
  • $1 million bathroom renovation complete at Penn Station

    $1 million bathroom renovation complete at Penn Station
    A $1 million project to renovate bathrooms at Penn Station in Baltimore, in part to make them accessible to individuals with disabilities, has been completed ahead of schedule, local transportation officials announced Wednesday. The joint project...
  • The haze around e-cigarettes

     The haze around e-cigarettes
    Americans are becoming more familiar with e-cigarettes, which are beginning to appear in restaurants, bars and coffeehouses where regular cigarettes have long been banned. An e-cigarette is, in effect, a battery-operated nicotine delivery system that...
  • After visiting 30 ballparks in 3 years, what's next?

    After visiting 30 ballparks in 3 years, what's next?
    To fill his friends at the Huntington Beach and Los Angeles police departments with envy, Larry Bullock would send them pictures of himself holding a hot dog and a beer at a baseball stadium. The former officer — he spent 20 years with the LAPD...
  • Yuval Sharon's the Industry makes own track with 'Invisible Cities'

    Yuval Sharon's the Industry makes own track with 'Invisible Cities'
    Inside Union Station, a robotic voice is barking out destinations for Amtrak's northbound Train 785, departing from track No. 9. "Glendale, Burbank Airport, Van Nuys … Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta! All aboard!" Yuval Sharon smiles,...
  • City students needs better transit

     City students needs better transit
    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,...
  • Amtrak sees ridership bump in Maryland, nationwide

    Amtrak sees ridership bump in Maryland, nationwide
    Amtrak saw record ridership in fiscal year 2013, including tens of thousands of additional riders out of Baltimore's Penn Station, the company said Monday. Total national ridership reached 31.6 million, about 400,000 more than in 2012, the company said....