May 17, 2013

Eye Opener: What the new gas tax will pay for

A few government and politics headlines for Friday:

May 15, 2013

MARC, VRE warn of speed restrictions

WASHINGTON — Virginia Railway Express and MARC are warning passengers that travel may be slowed by heat-related speed restrictions. The temperatures on Wednesday afternoon and evening aren’t expected to be sweltering, but the dramatic warm-up since Tuesday led CSX to impose speed restrictions. Officials say those restrictions will slow traffic on VRE’s Fredericksburg line and [&helli[...]

Mar 14, 2013

Maryland Moment – Mirror MARCs

Two MARC trains pick up passengers Thursday at Penn Station. One was headed to Washington, D.C.; the other to Perryville. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Oct 18, 2012

Eye Opener: MTA recording bus conversations

A few government and politics headlines for Thursday.

Oct 17, 2012

MARC contract awarded to Bombardier Transportation Services USA

The Board of Public Works approved a contract Wednesday that will shift operation of MARC’s Camden and Brunswick passenger lines to the Pennsylvania subsidiary of a Montreal-based rail company, finally ending a process that began more than two years ago. Bombardier Transportation Services USA Corp., a subsidiary of Bombardier Inc., won the contract over Keolis […]

Oct 3, 2012

Vote on MARC operator delayed by Board of Public Works

The Board of Public Works delayed a decision Wednesday that would have awarded a Pennsylvania rail company the right to operate MARC’s Camden and Brunswick lines.

Sep 21, 2012

Bombardier wins deal to run Camden, Brunswick MARC lines

A rail company with ties to the Holocaust was not selected by the Maryland Department of Transportation to run MARC Commuter Rail Service in the state, ending a government furor that began more than two years ago.

Sep 10, 2012

MARC sets monthly on-time record

MARC trains set a monthly record in August for on-time performance, the Maryland Transit Administration said Monday. The trains — which include those that run on the Penn Line, Brunswick Line and Camden Line — combined to be on time for 95 percent of August’s trips, up from 89 percent in August 2011. The MTA […]

Apr 4, 2012

Fry hopes study spurs state to find money for transportation projects

Civic leaders said Wednesday that they are hoping a new study of Maryland’s transportation improvement needs will spur the state’s investment in infrastructure. “This report actually brings to a head those projects that are critically important for economic growth and prosperity throughout the state of Maryland,” said Donald C. Fry, president and CEO of the […]

Mar 26, 2012

High gas prices push MTA ridership up

The Maryland Transit Administration logged its highest-ever monthly ridership last month, a rise in step with figures that show high gas prices have increased mass transit ridership nationwide. The MTA clocked almost 415,000 riders in February, breaking its record of nearly 412,000 riders, set in September 2008 — the last time gas prices spiked near […]

Feb 26, 2012

Audit cites MTA for unverified bills, control over payroll

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Transit Administration spent hundreds of millions of dollars without verifying bills and had little control over payroll, according to a report published Friday by the Office of Legislative Audits. The agency also did not have any standards for determining when disabled people qualified for a special transit program, and paid $744,000 […]

Jan 31, 2012

O’Malley highlights transportation projects

Gov. Martin O’Malley outlined his transportation funding initiative Monday, and Tuesday he began tying his proposal to specific road, bridge and transit projects around the state. Throughout the day, administration officials revealed through email blasts — every half hour, starting at noon — and posts on the governor’s blog “projects that could be impacted” in [[...]

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