July 8, 2012
The Orioles' top two prospects turned in solid performances Sunday in the MLB Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Dylan Bundy, the Orioles' first-round draft pick in 2011, picked up the win for the U.S. in its 17-5 win over the World. The right-handed starter gave up three hits but pitched a scoreless fourth for the victory. Manny Machado, the O's first-round draft choice in 2010, went 1-for-3 with a double that scored two U.S. runners in a nine-run sixth inning.
February 20, 2013
Port officials have asked the state Public Utilities Commission to set a flat rate for taxi services to and from the cruise ship terminal and three popular city locations. James White, executive director of the Maryland Port Administration, said passengers — many from out of state — have complained "that they are being overcharged and that taxi drivers are not turning their meters on. " He asked the commission to set a fare for trips to Fort McHenry, Pennsylvania Station and the Inner Harbor in the same way it established a $30 flat rate for fares to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
February 11, 2012
A taxi driver was stabbed by a fare early Saturday in Bel Air, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office, sending the driver to the hospital. Police said Robert E. Donley, 53, or Aberdeen, had picked up and driven a man to the intersection of Crescent Knoll Drive and North Fountain Green Road. when the unidentified man demanded money, assaulted Donley and fled. Police were on the scene around 1:35 a.m. Donley, who drives for ABC Company, is in serious condition at the Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, police said.
November 19, 2008
A Maryland Transit Administration employee used keys to improperly open bus fare boxes and rail ticket machines, and $475,000 is missing, according to a legislative audit released yesterday. The audit, which criticized the MTA for failing to track employee access to such keys, said the agency referred the matter to criminal investigators at the attorney general's office in January. The report said that as of last summer, the matter was under investigation by state and federal officials.
May 26, 2003
The token, good for one fare on a Baltimore bus or streetcar since 1919, is on its way out. The victim of cost-cutting at the Maryland Transit Administration and the relentless march of progress in fare collection systems, the token will go off the market at the end of next month. The dime-sized slugs will be locked in a vault - perhaps melted down - and eventually replaced by electronic fare cards. Hardly anyone may notice their absence because hardly anyone uses tokens anymore. About 2 percent of trips on MTA buses, light rail and subway trains are paid for with tokens, a figure that has been in steady decline.
June 7, 2009
Question: : In February, I booked a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Istanbul, Turkey, with a return from Athens, Greece. The flight includes legs on American and its flight partner, Iberia Airlines. The cost was $1,122. Friends who booked the same trip later paid $822. I called American and asked for a refund but was told that doing so would incur a $250 change fee, thereby wiping out the savings. But I am not changing anything. The itinerary remains the same in every way. Why can't I take advantage of the lower fare instead of being penalized for booking early?