| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The Baltimore Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a nearly $12 million contract for construction and repair work to replace a block of East 26th Street that collapsed amid heavy rains in Charles Village in April.
The contract covers a substantial...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The state's top watchdog issued the results Monday of two investigations at Metra, including a case that found a long-standing practice of falsifying work logs intended to ensure safety by limiting train crews' hours.
The other investigation...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Two major Eastern railroads have filed lawsuits against the Maryland Department of Environment to block it from disclosing their shipments of crude oil through the state, according to court records.
Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Two young men were killed Monday afternoon when they were hit by a freight train at the Emmaus-Upper Milford Township border, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
According to police radio reports, the two were hit about 3:30 p.m. by an eastbound...
| Jun 10, 2014
VIA Rail Canada's new "Prestige Class" sleeping cars will top all previous cars -- and anything on Amtrak, as well -- in providing the most comfortable and livable long-haul overnight rail accommodations. And the refurbished business-class cars for the...
| Jul 8, 2014
If you're a senior about to shove off on your vacation, here are a few notes on the current state of senior travel.
AIRLINES. Forget any special senior deals. The only airline with meaningful senior fares is Southwest, and its senior fares are good deals...
| Jun 22, 2014
In summers past, Patty Canavan's son would trim the weeds that rise freely along the railroad tracks behind her Plainfield house.
Her son is now grown and has moved away — and there are stalks that tower more than 10 feet tall, dwarfing her...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:49 AM
During the recent election season, the California high-speed rail project came under attack once again, with candidates vowing to defund it. "Let's focus on real job creation," said GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in one television commercial,...
| Jun 25, 2014
To the editor: I believe that Madeline Janis has it all wrong. I have no issue with her recommendation that the U.S. develop the capability to manufacture high-speed rail cars and "high-tech aluminum trains." ("High-speed job creation for California," Op-...
| Jun 26, 2014
To the editor: I take issue with state Sen. Kevin de Leon's (D-Los Angeles) desire to reconfigure the construction of California's high-speed rail system. Too many have worked too hard to start all over again, as De Leon suggests. In fact, $3.4 billion in...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The "train to nowhere" is beginning to look a bit more like a train to somewhere. Flush with $250 million this year and the promise of billions more from the state's cap-and-trade program, the California High Speed Rail Authority has proposed accelerating...