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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
With two weeks to go until the presidential inauguration, the Maryland Transit Administration still has plenty of seats left on MARC trains headed to Washington's Union Station. The agency is about to ramp up marketing efforts to sell the 7,400 tickets remaining from a stockpile of 9,000 tickets, said spokesman Terry Owens. Train tickets, $25 for a round trip, must be purchased in advance of the Jan. 21 event. Regular MARC tickets and passes will not be honored. The demand is far less than it was four years ago, when the MTA website crashed as about 112,000 people attempted to buy tickets on the first day and people began lining up at 3 a.m. at the agency's downtown Baltimore store.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
State transportation officials said that the right traffic lane and shoulder on Interstate 895 South in Baltimore City are closed on Thursday morning due to Wednesday emergency roadwork. The state Department of Transportation reported the road closed at 7:19 p.m. on Wednesday. The Maryland Transportation Authority said the road is expected to be closed until at least Thursday afternoon. MdTA reported heavy congestion with backups at the Harbor Tunnel toll plaza on Thursday morning and encouraged motorists to use I-695 or I-95 as alternates.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2011
The light rail system is running 20 to 30 minutes behind schedule Monday morning due to equipment problems, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The delays extend from Hunt Valley through Cromwell and BWI, according to MTA. liz.kay@baltsun.com
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
All lanes are open on MD 140 West in Finksburg with the clearing of a disabled vehicle at Old Westminster Pike at 8:28 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT also reported a disabled vehicle on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Arbutus at the I-95 exit at 8:37 a.m. No additional information was given. A utility problem on MD 140 South in Baltimore County at Tollgate Road has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound right shoulder since 10:42 p.m. on Thursday, DOT said.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2011
Light rail service remains shut down between the Timonium and Hunt Valley stops, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Thursday morning. Service between the two stops was first disrupted when a snow plow, attempting to clear the snow that fell on central Maryland between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, knocked down a light rail overhead wire, according to Baltimore County police. The Maryland Transit Administration is providing shuttle service on both the northbound and southbound routes between the two stops.
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By Michael Dresser | September 21, 2007
Light rail service north of McCormick Road has resumed after having been out of service for almost three weeks for track repair, the Maryland Transit Administration has announced. Service to the Pepper Road and Hunt Valley stations has been restored. Since Aug. 30, the two northernmost stations on the line had been served by a shuttle bus.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
A three-vehicle collision in Baltimore County on the inner loop of Interstate 695 at Liberty Road has closed one of four traffic lanes and the right merge lane at 8:53 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. Morning-long minor delays on the MARC train continued through 9 a.m., according to the Maryland Transit Administration.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
MARC experienced significant delays arriving and departing Union Station on Friday night due to switch and signal problems, the Maryland Transit Administration said. At least one train — a late-afternoon departure to Washington — was canceled. Passengers were accommodated on later trains, the agency said. Most trains were back on schedule by shortly before 6 p.m., an agency spokesman said.
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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 .
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Traffic flowed toward the end of rush hour on Wednesday without unscheduled road closures as the state Department of Transportation reported no incidents at 9:12 a.m. It marked an unusually quiet morning for local roads, as many thoroughfares remained incident-free, including on such collision hot spots as Interstate 695 in Baltimore County. Morning long delays on the commuter bus service continued through 9:10 a.m., according to the Maryland Transit Administration.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
The Baltimore County Department of Public Safety on Thursday morning reported an accident involving an SUV that crashed into the Drumcastle Government Center on York Road in Towson. Officials said there were no major injuries and no one has been transported to the hospital but medics are on the scene assessing one person for injuries. York Road is shut down between Gittings Avenue and Regester Avenue, and motorists should expect delays. Emergency roadwork on northbound Loch Raven Boulevard in Towson at Mussula Road has closed the northbound left traffic lane at 8:52 a.m., DOT said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
All westbound traffic is shut down on MD 198 in Laurel on Wednesday due to emergency roadwork at Old Portland Road at 8:40 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. The eastbound traffic lane is bi-directional, DOT said. DOT added that emergency roadwork has shut down all southbound traffic on MD 170 in Linthicum between East Maple Road and Cabin Branch Lane since 5:03 a.m. DOT said that a collision on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Lochearn prior to Liberty Road has closed two outer loop traffic lanes and the outer loop right shoulder at 8:42 a.m. And DOT reported two incidents from previous days that have prompted road closures.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Four people were injured after a light rail train collided with a vehicle in downtown Baltimore on Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. About 10:22 a.m., the driver of a Honda Civic traveling northbound on South Howard Street attempted to make "an illegal left turn" into a hotel entrance near the intersection with West Pratt Street when train No. 17 struck it, said Paulette Austrich, a MTA spokeswoman. One of the vehicle's wheels became stuck under the front skirt of the train, Austrich said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Emergency roadwork on MD 147 South in Parkville at Putty Hill Avenue has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound right exit at 8:48 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision in Interstate 95 South in White Marsh at the MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) exit has closed the southbound left shoulder at 8:37 a.m. on Thursday, according to DOT. DOT also reported a collision on I-95 North in Baltimore City at the Washington Boulevard exit at 8:35 a.m. No additional information was given.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Emergency roadwork has resulted in the closure of an eastbound shoulder Thursday morning on MD-436 at Weems Creek Drive in Anne Arundel County, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. As of 8:10 a.m., all lanes have reopened following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 695 at Stevenson Road in Pikesville. Another Baltimore County accident involving one vehicle has closed a southbound shoulder on Interstate 95 south at Interstate 195. The Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company reports that westbound US-40 is shut down at Jones Road in Harford County due to a fallen tree.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
A three-vehicle collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Towson at the Charles Street exit has closed two inner loop left traffic lanes, the inner loop left shoulder and outer loop left shoulder at 8:56 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash on MD 97 in Westminster has closed all lanes at MD 32 for nearly two hours after the state Department of Transportation first reported the incident at 7:14 a.m. A disabled vehicle on I-70 East in Woodbine at MD 94 has closed an eastbound traffic lane at 8:20 a.m., DOT said.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
As of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, traffic was slow on U.S. 50 westbound at the Capital Beltway, due to an accident involving six vehicles. According to the Maryland Transit Administration, light rail service is suspended between the Timonium and Hunt Valley stations due to construction work. A shuttle bus service is available instead. There are no other major delays reported on Baltimore area transit systems.
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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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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Three light rail stations in North Baltimore — Mount Washington, Cold Spring and Woodberry — will be closed for three weeks of emergency repairs starting Friday as crews work to shore up significant track-side soil erosion, the Maryland Transit Administration said Wednesday. Rail service through the stations will be halted, and buses will shuttle riders between the Falls Road and North Avenue stations through July 11, the agency said. The closures overlap with a 13-game homestand by the Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards downtown and the Inner Harbor's annual Fourth of July celebration — two major drivers of transit use to and from the suburbs north of the city.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Four traffic lanes on northbound Interstate 95 between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and Fort McHenry Tunnel will split around a work zone. One lane will be directed to the left and three others to the right, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Travelers in the left lane will not be able to access the exits for Russell Street, northbound Interstate 395, Hanover Street and Key Highway. Stay right to use exits. The work is part of a $66 million project to replace the existing concrete riding surface and roadway joints on I-95 and the ramps serving it in Baltimore City.
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