Transportation News

Md. lawmakers: Clock ticking on light rail proposals

Maryland’s nine Democratic federal lawmakers are calling on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to protect promised federal funding by quickly acting on plans to build two expensive light rail projects.

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B&P Tunnel replacement new focus of Baltimore's push for double-stacked trains

Nearly 20 years ago, Gov. Parris N. Glendening had lunch with the chief executive of CSX to pitch the railroad chief on investing $40 million to expand the Howard Street Tunnel and another one in Harper's Ferry, W.Va., to...

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Purple Line decision 'inherently political'

As Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan weighs whether to build the Purple Line or scrap the multibillion-dollar project, he will need to consider how a new light-rail line benefiting the D.C. suburbs would play in rural areas where he...

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City to make 'drastic changes' to Circulator service

City officials plan several "drastic changes" to the popular Charm City Circulator network in order to reduce costs — eliminating the Banner route through Locust Point and reducing service on the Green and Orange routes, said...

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Md. lawmakers urge Gov. Hogan to approve Purple, Red light-rail lines

About 60 Maryland state lawmakers sent a joint letter to Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Friday urging him to build the Purple Line and Red Line, two transit projects under review by state transportation officials.

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New MTA head named, state highway chief resigns amid transportation shift

State Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn is expected to name Paul Comfort as the new head of the Maryland Transit Administration on Friday, a day after the resignation of the head of the State Highway Administration.

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