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Apr 18, 2023

After fatal work zone crash, officials urge safer driving; procession to honor those killed

Maryland officials implored drivers to be safer around construction zones and said there will be a procession along highways to honor those injured or killed in work zone crashes.

Sep 28, 2018

DC Metro chief gets $37.5K raise despite worker objections

The general manager of Washington's troubled Metro system has received a nearly 10 percent raise, over objections from agency workers.

May 30, 2018

Metro’s cash-free bus pilot aims to speed up trips

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is set to stop cash payments on a route, as part of a pilot program meant to speed up bus trips.

Mar 23, 2018

Maryland agrees to fund Metro

Maryland will give Metro its full share of $167 million a year in new, permanent funding, the governor and leaders of both legislative chambers said Thursday, putting the transit system on track to win a historic regional deal to support it.

Dec 15, 2016

DC Metro board to vote on suspending late-night subway service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro’s board of directors is set to vote on whether to suspend late-night service on the beleaguered subway system for at least two more years. Metro used to stay open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s been closing earlier since starting a nine-month maintenance blitz in June. General manager […]

Aug 19, 2016

Fate of DC subway rests with ex-MTA chief, a ‘nuts and bolts guy’

WASHINGTON — Paul Wiedefeld stood on an overcrowded platform at Union Station, watching as trains came and went, too full to pick up more commuters. Metro was making him — the general manager of Washington’s subway system — late for a meeting about customer service. Wiedefeld was just another rider that day, angered by Metro’s […]

Sep 4, 2012

BWI sets all-time monthly passenger record in July

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport flew a record 2.2 million passengers in July, led by an almost 20 percent leap in international traffic.

Jul 12, 2012

Editorial: A good flight path for BWI

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport added new meaning to two of the key words in its lengthy moniker last week. And that was good news for the flying public. On July 2, Condor Airlines began service from BWI to Frankfurt Airport in Germany, a major European hub, adding to BWI’s international offerings. Condor, a subsidiary […]

Jul 4, 2012

BWI’s new airline offers low fares, more fees

A new airline at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will allow more options for travelers going to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Dallas/Fort Worth, as well as the possibility of lower airfares to these locations. BWI’s new carrier, Spirit Airlines, boasts low fares, but does so by giving passengers “the freedom to choose only the extras they […]

Jul 3, 2012

Spirit Airlines moving operations to BWI from Reagan National

Spirit Airlines will begin service from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Dallas/Fort Worth beginning in September, officials from the airport and airline announced Tuesday. Spirit, which has offered flights to Fort Lauderdale out of Reagan National Airport for nine years, promotes itself as an airline offering “ultra low” fares. It [&he[...]

Nov 9, 2011

AirTran moving terminals at BWI

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will shuffle the locations of some of its air carriers next week and again in December to prepare for a $100 million expansion project slated to begin in the spring, officials announced Wednesday. The changes at BWI will allow for the continued growth of Southwest Airlines Co. The low-fare carrier […]

Aug 3, 2011

BWI sets June passenger record

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport continued its record pace, setting an all-time high for June with 2.13 million passengers. The 10.9 million passengers who used the airport in the first six months of 2011 were the most ever. The record start to the summer also capped off the busiest 12-month period in the airport’s history, […]

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