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Md. officials cheer funds for light rail projects

Maryland officials on Wednesday praised initial federal funding announcements for two light rail projects in the president's budget proposal, saying their inclusion puts the state in a strong position to build the projects in the Washington suburbs and the Baltimore metropolitan area.

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Union seeing red over possible low Purple Line wages

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Union leaders say they want to ensure a public-private partnership meant to lower the costs of the proposed Purple Line doesn’t mean lower wages and benefits for future employees.

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MTA to resume bus service, reopen Baltimore subway

The Maryland Transit Administration plans to resume limited service after finding little damage from superstorm Sandy on its rail lines. Spokesman Terry Owens says Baltimore’s subway will resume operating at noon on Tuesday, along with limited local bus service and ...

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Feds give $40M for new Baltimore bus depot

Federal transportation officials say Maryland is getting $40 million to replace an aging Baltimore bus depot. The funding announced Monday by U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood is part of a $787 million package to repair and modernize transit infrastructure nationwide. The ...

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Light rail train may cross Connecticut Ave. in Montgomery County

ROCKVILLE — Maryland transit planners are considering cutting Purple Line construction costs by running light rail trains across Connecticut Avenue rather than over a bridge as now planned, but critics say the change would further snarl traffic on the jammed ...

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