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  • Don't force drivers to subsidize transit

    Don't force drivers to subsidize transit
    Once again, Virginia has beaten Maryland to the punch regarding taxes on business and consumers. Virginia eliminated its gas tax completely and replaced it with a 3.5 percent sales tax on the wholesale price of gasoline. Gov. Martin O'Malley's new tax...
  • Transit police warn travelers to be alert as mobile device thefts rise

    Transit police warn travelers to be alert as mobile device thefts rise
    Maryland transit police are warning travelers to be alert on trains and buses, amid a long-running rash of mobile-device thefts targeting riders who were texting, listening to music or talking on the phone. The Maryland Transit Administration has...
  • Progress for Penn Station

    Progress for Penn Station
    When it was built a century ago, Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station was embraced as a new gateway to the city. The elaborate Beaux-Arts building announced Baltimore's significance to the nation and anticipated serving generations of travelers to come....
  • Yellow Cab, MTA stock fleets with first vehicles built for wheelchair users

    Yellow Cab, MTA stock fleets with first vehicles built for wheelchair users
    Baltimore's oldest cab company and the Maryland Transit Administration are updating their fleets for wheelchair-using customers, replacing small buses and minivans with an SUV-like vehicle that provides a smoother, more civilized ride. The MV-1 is...
  • General Assembly approves gas tax hike

    General Assembly approves gas tax hike
    The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval Friday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase, raising costs for motorists while providing an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for new roads and mass transit projects. The...
  • MTA offering new online ticketing service for MARC, bus patrons

    MTA offering new online ticketing service for MARC, bus patrons
    MARC train and commuter bus patrons can purchase tickets online, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Friday. The consolidated ticketing service, http://MTA.CommuterDirect.com, will begin April 1. It will accept SmartBenefits, vouchers and...
  • Medical emergency disrupts light rail services

    A medical emergency disrupted service on the light rail between North Avenue and Falls Road late Saturday, according to tranportation officials. The nature of the medical emergency wasn't immediately clear. The Maryland Transit Administration reported...
  • Owner of City Paper in negotiations with new buyer

    Owner of City Paper in negotiations with new buyer
    The owner of the Baltimore City Paper said Monday it is in negotiations with a potential buyer, the same day it announced the collective sale of its four other alternative weekly newspapers. Scott Lynett, CEO of Times-Shamrock Communications, which has...
  • Retail Therapy: Leave room for New Year's Eve meal deals

    Shop early: Tip: The Container Store at South Coast Metro probably will begin its annual floor sample sale on Elfa closet shelving and storage beginning Christmas Eve. Floor samples go quickly, so head over soon for the best selection. Information:...
  • A greenbelt future for South L.A.

    A greenbelt future for South L.A.
    In a desolate stretch of South L.A., an unused train track winds its way along the east-west corridor of Slauson Avenue. A shabby path of dirt and rails, it is a sad reminder that the bustling manufacturing industry that once flourished in the area is...
  • Gilman defensive end Melvin Keihn commits to play at Virginia Tech

    Gilman defensive end Melvin Keihn commits to play at Virginia Tech
    Gilman defensive end Melvin Keihn started his Christmas celebration early Tuesday by committing to play football at Virginia Tech. A two-time All-Metro and two-time Consensus All-State selection, Keihn is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com. Last...