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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New Jersey Transit Seeking to Ease Overcrowding With Rail Car Trade

By DAVID PORTER, Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report; April 10, 2018 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey…

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Bombardier Secures Rail Services Contract Extension with Maryland Transit Administration

A press release from Bombardier Transportation; March 26, 2018: – Operations and maintenance contract with one of the largest multi-modal…

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Breakthrough In Baltimore, Maryland: How Amtrak’s Plans For Penn Station Could Re-Establish The City

By Tara Lerman, Bisnow; March 21, 2018 Baltimore’s Penn Station is getting a makeover, and it could change the face…

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West Virginia Senate approves MARC funding for commuter service from Maryland

By John McVey, Staff Writer, The Journal; March 10, 2018 MARTINSBURG — The West Virginia Senate has unanimously passed a…

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Five-year contract for MARC Penn line awarded to Amtrak

From Global Railway Review; March 1, 2018 The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has awarded Amtrak…

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A harrowing prospect from Amtrak for commuters

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Brianna Gurciullo, Stephanie Beasley and Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; February 16, 2018 WHO…

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MARC threatened: Maryland demands payment or may stop services

By John McVey, Staff Writer, The Journal; February 2, 2018 MARTINSBURG — The state of Maryland wants anywhere from $3.2-$3.8…

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Maryland: Amtrak names team to redevelop Baltimore’s Penn Station, surrounding Amtrak properties

By Sarah Gantz, The Baltimore Sun; December 14, 2017 The long-discussed redevelopment of Baltimore’s Penn Station and nearby Amtrak properties…

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Maryland’s MARC trains to the University of Delaware? Possibility inches closer with award of Newark train station contract

By Karl Baker, The News Journal; December 11, 2017 A likely expansion of passenger rail service to the University of Delaware…

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Maryland: a transportation innovator?

By Scott Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun; November 8, 2017 Maryland is not known as a mass transportation innovator. Despite having…

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