WASHINGTON — Metro has paid out $173 million for legal claims in the past five years, and last year alone the payments jumped 54 percent as the agency started to settle lawsuits stemming from the deadly 2009 Fort Totten crash, ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Metro says a cracked rail that slowed down the red line for several hours on Thursday was the 26th such case this year. The Washington Examiner reports that last year, there were 49 cracked rails on the Washington ...Read More »
Maryland legislators returned to their homes and their full-time occupations last week, no doubt congratulating themselves for taking care of business at their special session that they should have taken care during the 90 days of the regular session. Now, ...
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Maryland lost 6,000 jobs in April, making the state one of five that saw its unemployment rate tick upward in the month. Here’s a few other headlines this morning: The Herald-Mail reports that small business shows signs of a economic ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Metro trains are operating on a Saturday schedule as a result of the Presidents Day holiday. Metro opens at 5 a.m. Monday and closes at midnight, the regular weekday times, but trains will run less frequently. Customers expecting ...Read More »
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 ...
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To tax? To build? To reprioritize? Regardless the answer, all of the state leaders who gathered Monday morning for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s legislative forum wanted to talk transportation. The debate sparked after Paul Kelly, chairman of the Maryland Motor ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Metro is conducting weekday track work on the red, orange and blue lines that will cause delays of up to 15 minutes at certain times of the day. Metro says that beginning Tuesday and continuing through Friday, trains ...Read More »
Maryland’s proposed Purple and Red light-rail lines have just taken significant steps toward reality with key federal approvals, but unfortunately, the lack of money to build both lines is equally real. The recent green light from the Federal Transportation Administration ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A 16-mile light rail proposal between Bethesda and New Carrollton has received federal approval to move into a preliminary engineering phase, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday. The approval by the Federal Transit Administration means the project moves to ...Read More »