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Oct 10, 2012

D.C. shows off new Metro trains, upgrading 1970s look

WASHINGTON— The nation’s capital city is showing off a sleek new design for its subway trains, the biggest visible change to the cars since the system opened in the late 1970s. Improvements on the new trains will be noticeable to anyone who has traveled the nation’s second-busiest subway system. The full-scale mock-up car unveiled Wednesday […]

Oct 3, 2012

Board to take up $205M contract for train lines

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Board of Public Works is scheduled to take up a $205 million contract with a Canadian-based company to run two MARC commuter train lines. The board, which is scheduled to vote on the contract at its Wednesday meeting, is looking to award the nearly six-year contract to Bombardier Transportation Services to […]

Sep 24, 2012

Amtrak to run test trains at 165 mph in Northeast

TRENTON, N.J. — Amtrak is going to break the speed limit in the Northeast Corridor. The rail service announced Monday it will operate test trains overnight at 165 mph in four stretches from Maryland to Massachusetts. Acela Express equipment will be used for the tests, which were to start at about 10:30 p.m. Monday in […]

Sep 24, 2012

Greenfield, Kress form new Annapolis law firm

Veteran government relations attorneys Aaron Greenfield and William Kress have formed Greenfield & Kress, a full-service boutique government relations firm based in Annapolis.

Sep 11, 2012

Freightliner adding jobs at Hagerstown dealership

HAGERSTOWN — A Freightliner truck dealership near Hagerstown says an expansion will create about 30 jobs. A dealership official told The Herald-Mail Monday that the business is adding a second location near its current site with a bigger parts, service and sales center. Service Director Daniel Stine says ground will be broken Sept. 18, with […]

Aug 29, 2012

Mass transit is ready to ease any Grand Prix headaches

Though much of the business community is cautiously optimistic that this year’s version of the Grand Prix of Baltimore will be more successful than last year’s, mass transportation operators in the city are hoping for results much like 2011’s inaugural run.

Aug 28, 2012

Drive-thru tag and title service opens in Md.

FREDERICK — A drive-thru window is not what most people expect when getting help with their vehicle tags and titles. But that’s what you get at Mid Maryland Tag & Title in Frederick. Since Laura Hadel-Gray opened her business, she has tossed around the idea of drive-thru service. After 17 months in business, “we took […]

Aug 23, 2012

Eye Opener: Federal grant funds permanent bus terminal

Slots revenue could be disbursed to small-, women- and minority-owned businesses by the first quarter of 2013, and a state agency is opening a trade office in Africa. ...

Aug 20, 2012

Summertime blues for drivers: Gas at August record

You may pay more than ever for a late-summer drive. U.S. drivers paid an average of $3.72 per gallon on Monday. That’s the highest price ever on this date, according to auto club AAA, a shade above the $3.717 average on Aug. 20, 2008. A year ago, the average was $3.578. More daily records are […]

Aug 6, 2012

Montgomery County awarded $40M by Defense Department

BETHESDA — The Department of Defense says Montgomery County has been awarded $40 million in grants for transportation projects at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. Defense officials say the grants will help Walter Reed deal with increased traffic caused by base realignment. The DOD say the realignment has increased personnel at […]

Jul 25, 2012

Md. awards $3.1 million for bike routes

HANOVER — The state of Maryland is spending $3.1 million to expand and improve bicycling opportunities. The Department of Transportation announced the Bikeways Program grants Tuesday. They include $1.5 million to build a nearly half-mile connection between the Anacostia Tributary Trails System in Prince George’s County and the Washington D.C. River Trail. Another major project […]

Jul 23, 2012

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 $40 million will be used by the Maryland Department of Transportation to replace a 65-year-old […]

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