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  • Letters: California's unforgettable redwoods; D-day; and thrifty car rental tips

    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'...
  • Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside

    Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside
    A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said. The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
  • Out of the Blue: The dream of a traffic-free Laguna

    Imagine a not-too-distant future when traveling around and in and out of Laguna without a car is a cinch. A future when visitors prefer to park in peripheral lots because that is the most enjoyable and sensible way to visit our town. Or just train in,...
  • Traffic: Icy conditions hamper roads, rails

    Traffic: Icy conditions hamper roads, rails
    Three local roads, including two in Harford County, have been shut down in both directions as motorists tackle a Wednesday morning commute hampered by a wintry mix. The state Department of Transportation said debris on MD 165 has closed the roadway in...
  • Think power inequality

    On my wife's side, I have a very large family in Fairbanks, Alaska. Culturally, Fairbanks is a lot further from New York City (where I grew up) or Washington, D.C. (where I live now), than the several thousand miles on the map might suggest. Alaska wins a...
  • Stumped for Valentine's Day? One solution involves, a train, wine and Santa Barbara

    Stumped for Valentine's Day? One solution involves, a train, wine and Santa Barbara
    Not one to plan ahead? And -- eek! -- Valentine’s Day is looming and you happen to know that your sweetie’s favorite restaurant is already booked? Not to panic. If procrastination is about to get you in big trouble, here’s...
  • Traffic: No unscheduled closures at 9:05 a.m.

    Traffic: No unscheduled closures at 9:05 a.m.
    With the clearing of an accident with injury in Parkville on the inner loop of Interstate 695 at Harford Road, state and local transportation departments reported no unscheduled road closures at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday. The Maryland Transit Administration...
  • 'Train' lovingly tracks rail travel history

    The routes American railroads follow were laid out almost exclusively in the 19th and 20th centuries, when trains were symbols of modernity and industrial power. And today, riding a train — especially in the United States — can feel like...
  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    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.,...
  • Intercity Buses Are Booming

    Intercity Buses Are Booming
    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...
  • 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...