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April 28, 2011
In the midst of the fracas over whether Shepherd Pratt can run a home for psychiatric patients ("Discrimination in Ruxton," April 25), isn't everyone forgetting Ruxton's intransigence when a light rail stop was proposed 20 years ago? Not only does the light rail conveniently bestride the Ruxton commercial district, but trains stopped there for many years when there were few if any black passengers on them. But although the MTA more or less begged Ruxton to acquiesce to a light rail stop, the community refused to have any access via the light rail.
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Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
A two-vehicle collision has closed the westbound side Philadelphia Road near the Baltimore Beltway, according to state transportation information. A two-vehicle collision has partially closed the westbound side of Philadelphia Road near the Baltimore Beltway, according to state transportation information. Earlier, the road had been completey blocked but was partly open again by 8:25 a.m. Local MTA buses, the light rail and subway are running on a regular weekday schedule; the MARC Penn line is running on the Saturday timetable; and the MARC Camden line is closed for the Columbus Day holiday.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2013
A medical emergency disrupted service on the light rail between North Avenue and Falls Road late Saturday, according to tranportation officials. The nature of the medical emergency wasn't immediately clear. The Maryland Transit Administration reported the disruption around 9:30 p.m. Customers were advised to board shuttle buses on Falls Road at Union Avenue, Cold Spring Lane and Kelly Avenue. ywenger@baltsun.com twitter.com/yvonnewenger
NEWS
October 12, 2014
In his letter, "What Brown isn't saying about taxes" (Oct. 9), J. Michael Collins of Reisterstown complains about higher gasoline taxes enacted by the O'Malley-Brown administration and asks "When is The Sun going to call Brown out ... on what he and [Gov. Martin] O'Malley have done," with the effect of these taxes? I'll tell you what they have done, Mr. Collins. They are building a third northbound lane on Route 29 in Howard County where I live to ease what has become a slow-rolling parking lot every afternoon at rush hour.
NEWS
June 17, 2010
Before he wrote "Ehrlich's stance opposing light rail could backfire" (June 17) Michael Dresser should have contacted the businessmen who had businesses in the Cromwell Shopping Center at the Glen Burnie end of the present Baltimore light rail system when it opened. His research may have taken a while, because the majority of those no longer have businesses there — the crime increase drove them away!! It was just too easy to climb on a light rail train, in a car where no driver observes the boarding passengers, and get away easily.
NEWS
June 18, 2010
I was disappointed to read in The Baltimore Sun that former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has come out in strong opposition to the proposed Red Line and Purple Line light rail projects ("Ehrlich's stance opposing light rail could backfire," June 17). I was a public transportation official for more than 40 years and directly involved in mass transit projects in Baltimore, Boston, Stockholm and Washington. I believe that the Red Line, which I am more familiar with, is an urgently needed transportation improvement for the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
As of 5:30 p.m., no significant delays because of traffic accidents were reported on area roadways. There were minor delays on light rail. From the Maryland Transit Administration: " light rail is experiencing a  service delay from Hunt Valley to Cromwell and BWI. Passengers can expect delays to last throughout the day due to equipment problems. Light rail will be single tracking [throughout] the day from Gilroy Station to Texas Station as repairs are made. " For the most up-to-date traffic information,  visit The Baltimore Sun's traffic map .
NEWS
June 17, 2010
Judging from the June 17 front page article ("Ehrlich's stance opposing light rail could backfire"), it appears the media intends to make light rail a point of contention in the governor's race. Well, I say, bring it on! We taxpayers are smart enough to know that the existing Baltimore light rail system does not even cover half of its operating cost. And, "operating costs" do not include any of the original construction costs. If the government was paying debt service on the original capital costs of the light rail, the sum would be over $100 million annually.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2013
Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville has reopened after a light rail train collided with a vehicle at Warren Road, police said. No injuries have been reported, according to police. iduncan@baltsun.com twitter.com/iduncan
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2010
Light Rail trains headed from Cromwell and BWI stations to Hunt Valley were delayed by 15 to 20 minutes Monday morning due to a disabled train, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The disabled train was just north of the Patapsco station, according to the MTA.
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Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate said Larry Hogan indicated Wednesday that his opposition to state financing of the construction of Baltimore's Red Line and another large transit project doesn't necessarily mean forever. Hogan continued to insist, as he has since launching his campaign, that the state cannot afford to begin building the $2.6 billion Red Line and $2.4 billion Purple Line In the Washington suburbs at this time.  “I'm not really opposed to the Red Line or the Purple Line and both of them I think are worth considering and I'm not even opposed to continuing along the planning and engineering phases, but quite frankly, you know, we've robbed a billion dollars out of the Transportation Trust Fund,” Hogan said.
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By Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles' second home playoff game against the Detroit Tigers is scheduled today for a first pitch at 12:07 p.m., so fans may be using light rail to get to Camden Yards between the morning rush hour and noontime. The Maryland Transit Administration says commuters should expect increased traffic on I-95/I-395 in Baltimore, and is also warning people that post game traffic will impact the afternoon rush. People are encouraged to use light rail to get to Camden Yards.
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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
A two-alarm blaze at an adjacent building caused damage to the historic Mayfair Theatre in downtown Baltimore and shut down light rail operations Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported at about 12:20 p.m. in the rear of a vacant building in the 300 block of W. Franklin St., and fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said that the neighboring theater suffered external damage. "The extent of the internal damage is not known as far as the Mayfair building itself," Brennan said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
An incident on Interstate 95 South in White Marsh past the MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) exit has closed the southbound left traffic lane and southbound left shoulder at 8:56 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A three-vehicle collision on I-83 South in Cockeysville at the MD 137 (Mount Carmel) Road exit has closed the southbound left shoulder at 8:51 a.m., according to DOT. DOT also reported a disabled vehicle on I-395 South in Baltimore City at Conway Street at 8:35 a.m. No additional information was given.
NEWS
August 27, 2014
Baltimore's proposed Red Line passed a significant milestone this week with mixed results. The good news is that officials in Baltimore and Baltimore County pledged a combined $280 million to help build the 14-mile light rail project, less enthralling is that the total cost has risen a quarter-billion dollars to $2.9 billion. Critics will no doubt seize on the higher cost as a sign of incompetence, waste, poor planning or the usual brickbats thrown at taxpayer-financed projects of all kinds.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police arrested a man who they said stabbed another man during a fight at a Glen Burnie light rail station Tuesday night. An officer patrolling near the Cromwell station saw two men fighting shortly after 10 p.m., police said. By the time the officer got to the scene of the fight, a 22-year-old man who had been stabbed told the officer that the other man had hopped on a train. Police officers stopped the train and arrested 29-year-old Joshua Lakieth Craft of the 700 block of Fallsway in Baltimore on charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Six light rail passengers suffered minor injuries when the train was struck by a vehicle in Baltimore County on Friday morning, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The vehicle's driver also sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said MTA spokesman Paul Shepard. All seven people were transported to area hospitals, he said. Shepard said that at 6:42 a.m., a southbound light rail train was struck by the vehicle at the train crossing between Beaver Dam and Warren roads in Cockeysville.
NEWS
March 30, 2010
The Maryland Transit Administration says the light rail system could remain closed north of Timonium for another week because of problems caused last Tuesday when a tractor-trailer collided with a train at Gilroy Road, damaging the track and the overhead power system. According to the MTA, the repairs to the system will be completed by Monday. The MTA will continue to offer shuttle bus service between Timonium and Hunt Valley until service is restored. The truck driver in the March 23 incident faces traffic charges.
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Tim Wheeler | August 27, 2014
A Washington-area trail users' group and a pair of environmental advocates have filed suit to block the Purple Line , contending the $2.4 billion light-rail project in the DC suburbs threatens to harm two species of endangered crustaceans that live in the creek the transit line would cross. The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and John M. Fitzgerald and Christine Real de Azua of Chevy Chase asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Tuesday to overturn clearance given the project earlier this year by the Federal Transit Administration and require federal agencies to explore alternate routes for the rail line.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
A light rail train briefly derailed near Oriole Park at Camden Yards Wednesday afternoon, temporarily limiting vehicle and foot traffic from Conway and Howard streets to the east side of the B&O Warehouse. A photo posted on Twitter showed the train jumped the track near the entrance to access road that leads to stadium parking lots at the intersection of Conway and Howard. Cars remained upright. A Maryland Transit Administration spokesperson said 10 people were aboard at the time of the derailment, but nobody was injured.
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