Maryland increases commitment for Howard Street Tunnel by $56M

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; March 4, 2019 Gov. Larry Hogan‘s administration is committing an additional $56 million…

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Amtrak’s New York-to-Washington, D.C. Fixes Leave Biggest Worries Unresolved

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; January 28, 2019 Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, roughly $3.4 billion in improvements are underway to bring…

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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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Senators caution Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority against cyber threats in new rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 23, 2019 Four Democratic senators representing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority‘s (WMATA) service area…

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Would you take a train on Virginia’s Eastern Shore? A group wants to know

By Carol Vaughn, Salisbury Daily Times, delmarva now; January 14, 2019 A group that wants to bring back passenger railroad…

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Maryland’s Purple Line will open at least a year late and delays will cost at least $215 million, contractor says

By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post; January 10, 2019 The opening of Maryland’s Purple Line is at least a year…

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Baltimore’s Howard Street Tunnel project back on with CSX support, Maryland delegation says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 17, 2018 CSX has reversed an earlier decision and determined the Class I will participate…

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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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Maryland lawmakers press CSX for more details on Baltimore’s Howard Street Tunnel

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; September 4, 2018 Members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation are disappointed in the lack…

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Amtrak solicits community’s ideas for redevelopment of Baltimore’s Penn Station

By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Reporter, The Baltimore Sun; July 31, 2018 Baltimoreans peppered developers and Amtrak officials with ideas Tuesday for…

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Amtrak announces ‘lactation suites’ for nursing mothers in five major train stations

By Laura Kelly, The Washington Times; May 22, 2018 Amtrak announced Tuesday it will open lactation suites for nursing mothers…

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May 1st is Amtrak Day: Amtrak Celebrates 47 Years, Looks to the Future

A press release from Amtrak; May 1, 2018: Numerous customer improvements completed, more underway WASHINGTON, May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today,…

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In a car culture, trains like ‘The Crescent’ holding on in Alabama

By Beth Thames, AL.com; April 5, 2018 I’ve always loved trains, even when they’re unpredictable. The train from Birmingham to…

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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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USDOT issues $46 million in TIGER grants for rail projects in Maryland, Indiana and New Mexico

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 8, 2018 Announcements for the latest round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants…

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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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