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Tag Archives: Transportation

American Airlines hits Orbitz with antitrust suit

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines raised the stakes in its battle with ticket sellers by suing travel website Orbitz and distributor Travelport Ltd., accusing them of monopoly tactics. American says the companies are trying to control the distribution of ...

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Newsmakers: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, sat down with The Daily Record in an exclusive interview and spoke about national budget issues in Congress, the need for cooperation between Democrats and Republicans, improvements in transportation and tackling the energy dilemma.

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MARC’s Penn Line begins new schedule

Maryland transit officials are launching a new schedule for the heavily used MARC Penn Line in an effort to ease overcrowding and reduce stress on train engines. The Maryland Transit Administration says that beginning Monday it will run more trains ...

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Factory orders up in January, helped by airplanes

WASHINGTON — Businesses ordered more manufactured goods from U.S. factories in January, but excluding a big surge in demand for airplanes, the rise in demand was the smallest in three months. The Commerce Department says that excluding the volatile transportation ...

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Md. lawmakers want old-school license plates

Pining for those good ol’ days when standard-issue Maryland license plates came in that stately black-on-white? Well, some lawmakers apparently are. Four Baltimore City delegates, led by Kieffer J. Mitchell Jr., have sponsored a bill that would bring back the ...

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Debate done, cars take over Inter-County Connector

SILVER SPRING — Tatiana Olivera is happy with her commute. She drove from her home in Shady Grove to her job on Norbeck Road on the Inter-County Connector, which opened its first stretch Wednesday morning after decades of debate. “It’s ...

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O’Malley lobbies for more rail funding

Gov. Martin O’Malley is hoping Florida’s loss may be Maryland’s gain. The Sunshine State governor, Rick Scott, announced this week Florida would return $2.4 billion in federal rail funding from the economic stimulus package. On Friday, O’Malley assured Transportation Secretary ...

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Report: $800M a year more needed for Md. transportation infrastructure

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland should raise $800 million more in annual transportation funding to shore up the state’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund, a commission recommended Monday. The 28-member Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding also recommended amending the state’s constitution ...

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