U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia: Regional partnership launches study of interconnected commuter rail system

From Inside NOVA; September 1, 2020 The Greater Washington Partnership has launched an effort to explore how the region can…

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U.S.: Could Maryland finally be ready to replace Baltimore’s oldest rail tunnel?

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; June 24, 2020 Baltimore Penn Station and the trains which pass through…

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U.S.: Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

By David Zipper, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, City Lab; April 30, 2020 Last year, the fiscal management…

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U.S., Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia: More MARC stops, connections to Virginia part of draft transit plan

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; April 24, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration released a draft of its 25-year…

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U.S., Maryland: Amtrak to move forward with ‘critical’ Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment despite pandemic

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; April 23, 2020 Amtrak officials said Thursday they consider the redevelopment of Baltimore’s…

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U.S.: Maryland looks at connecting MARC toward Philadelphia and within Baltimore

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; April 22, 2020 Imagine being able to travel all the way from…

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U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia – Expanding MARC service to Virginia: Not as simple as it sounds | COMMENTARY

By Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, March 12, 2020 What if you could board a MARC rail commuter train…

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U.S., Maryland: Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment gets opportunity zone funding from local investor

By Melody Simmons, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; February 5, 2020 Transformative plans to upgrade Penn Station into a modern transit…

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Virginia plans to expand the Long Bridge connection with another crossing

By Stephen Repetski, Editorial Board Alum, Greater Greater Washington; November 20, 2019 The state of Virginia and the District are…

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‘Baltimore’s living room:’ Developers present concept for Penn Station redevelopment

By Melody Simmons, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; October 10, 2019 The size and scope of the long-awaited redevelopment of Penn…

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West Virginia: Eastern Panhandle localities come up with tentative plan for saving MARC service

By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; October 11, 2019 In a closed-door meeting Thursday evening, representatives of seven Eastern…

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Amtrak has a new strategy to help you board your train at Washington Union Station

By Lori Aratani, The Washington Post, SF Gate; September 21, 2019 WASHINGTON – After years of complaints, Amtrak is trying…

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Historic Camden Station in Baltimore, Maryland reopens following $7 million renovation

By Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun; September 12, 2019 The historic Camden Station outside Oriole Park in Baltimore reopened Thursday following…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Washington, D.C.: MARC, VRE say on-time performance has dropped, cite increase in CSX trains as one factor

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; July 27, 2019 An increase in CSX freight trains operating in the Washington region…

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Washington Union Station Has Serious Security Vulnerabilities, Per Amtrak Inspector General Report

By Natalie Delgadillo, dcist; July 29, 2019 Washington’s Union Station and the Ivy City Yard maintenance facility continue to have…

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Opinion: Rail is critical to moving Northern Virginia forward

By Danny Plaugher and Scott Surovell, The Washington Post; July 25, 2019 You don’t have to sit in traffic on…

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Fireworks cause chaos inside Washington Union Station

By Evan Lambert, FOX 5 DC; July 7, 2019 WASHINGTON – Law enforcement officials say fireworks went off inside Union…

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Washington, D.C. metropolitan area: A MARC train to HQ2? A VRE train to Baltimore? This study will answer whether the market’s there.

By Jonathan Capriel, Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal; April 12, 2019 Could a future Amazon.com Inc. employee living deep in…

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Amtrak strikes deal to redevelop Baltimore Penn Station with local firms, investing $90 million

By Lorraine Mirabella, Reporter, The Baltimore Sun; April 4, 2019 Amtrak has agreed to invest $90 million and work with…

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Maryland Transit Administration to offer free transit to unpaid federal workers until end of government shutdown

By Colin Campbell, Reporter, The Baltimore Sun; January 24, 2019 The Maryland Transit Administration is offering free bus, Light RailLink,…

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Mid-Atlantic region’s CEOs propose ambitious, costly plan to reduce traffic from Baltimore to Richmond

By Robert McCartney, Senior Regional Correspondent, The Washington Post; November 26, 2018 An alliance of the region’s top chief executives…

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MARC marketing campaign aims to lift West Virginia commuter train ridership

By Jim McConville, Staff Writer, The Journal; November 17, 2018 MARTINSBURG — The Hagerstown-Eastern Panhandle Municipal Planning Organization is launching…

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Maryland: MARC delays were ‘awful’ this summer. There’s been some improvement, but problems still linger.

By Colin Campbell, Reporter, The Baltimore Sun; October 4, 2018 As MARC train delays mounted and passenger complaints erupted in…

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Virginia Railway Express says full commuter rail service will be running Friday

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; September 13, 2018 Update: Virginia Railway Express on Thursday afternoon said it will operate…

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