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March 2, 1998
HOWARD COUNTY residents can hop an additional daily bus from Columbia to the Silver Spring Metrorail station beginning today.It's part of a state effort to help those in Howard get to Washington, says Mass Transit Administration chief Ronald L. Freeland.The bus will leave Columbia at noon and arrive at the Silver Spring Metro station at 1: 05 p.m. It will depart from the Metro station for Columbia at 1: 10 p.m. The trip is an expansion of bus line No. 929, which offers Columbia commuters express trips to the Metro station, where riders can catch Metrorail's Red Line to Washington or Shady Grove.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2013
Rail service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., which had been suspended for about five hours because of the electrical problem on the Penn Line MARC Train 415, has been restored, said the Maryland Transit Administration. MTA released a statement around 12:30 p.m. Friday, saying that Amtrak crews repaired most of the damaged catenary lines allowing MARC to resume service. Amtrak and MARC halted service on the rail at approximately 7:30 a.m., when the Penn Line MARC Train 415 experienced a problem between BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport and Odenton.
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NEWS
September 23, 1990
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority marked the opening of its 3.2-mile Metrorail Red Line expansion yesterday with a carnival-like ceremony in Wheaton at the landing of "the longest escalator in the free world."Hundreds of balloon-toting onlookers snatched up free round-trip passes and marveled at the 230-foot escalator.Officials said it is the longest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and -- worldwide -- second only to Leningrad's. It takes an estimated 2 1/2 minutes to descend.
NEWS
July 23, 2006
LAST WEEK'S ISSUE -- The Pentagons military base realignment will swell Maryland's population by about 28,000 households over the next decade, a Towson University report predicts, in what some economists suggest will be the biggest defense-related buildup in the Baltimore-Washington region since World War II. Analysts estimate that Anne Arundel County will net 12,639 jobs and 5,798 households, along with nearly $90 million in yearly tax revenue, because...
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2013
Rail service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., which had been suspended for about five hours because of the electrical problem on the Penn Line MARC Train 415, has been restored, said the Maryland Transit Administration. MTA released a statement around 12:30 p.m. Friday, saying that Amtrak crews repaired most of the damaged catenary lines allowing MARC to resume service. Amtrak and MARC halted service on the rail at approximately 7:30 a.m., when the Penn Line MARC Train 415 experienced a problem between BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport and Odenton.
NEWS
July 19, 2006
ISSUE: The Pentagon's military base realignment will swell Maryland's population by about 28,000 households over the next decade, a Towson University report predicts, in what some economists suggest will be the biggest defense-related buildup in the Baltimore-Washington region since World War II. Analysts estimate that Anne Arundel County will net 12,639 jobs and 5,798 households, along with nearly $90 million in yearly tax revenue, because of military shifts....
NEWS
January 25, 1993
Memo to: EmployersFrom: The Intrepid CommuterRe: How about kicking in for bus fare?For nearly a decade, the federal government has provided private employers a tax break for picking up at least a portion of their employees' mass transit fares.Advocates believe the law offers great potential for saving energy and helping the environment, particularly in cities such as Baltimore and Washington that suffer from some of the worst ground-level ozone in the country.When employees are reimbursed for riding buses, trains, trolleys, or catching a car- or van-pool, they, too, can save on taxes.
NEWS
By Doug Birch | April 16, 1991
A national railroad strike after midnight tonight would disrupt the trip to work for 8,000 Maryland Rail Commuter riders by halting service on two of the state's three MARC lines, transportation officials said yesterday.Riders on the MARC Penn line, which is expected to remain open between Washington and Baltimore's Penn Station, could find already crowded parking lots jammed earlier and bigger crowds on platforms.Drivers could discover that their favorite roads to Washington are clogged earlier in the morning.
NEWS
July 23, 2006
LAST WEEK'S ISSUE -- The Pentagons military base realignment will swell Maryland's population by about 28,000 households over the next decade, a Towson University report predicts, in what some economists suggest will be the biggest defense-related buildup in the Baltimore-Washington region since World War II. Analysts estimate that Anne Arundel County will net 12,639 jobs and 5,798 households, along with nearly $90 million in yearly tax revenue, because...
NEWS
December 5, 2002
LIKE MILLIONS before him, Rob Vallese three years ago made the big move to a spacious new suburban home. But he did it by going against the last half-century's tide - by moving closer to the city, shortening his work commute and garaging his beloved car. Mr. Vallese, a Montgomery County pension manager, moved from a Germantown townhouse to a luxury home in King Farm, a large mixed-use development rising in Rockville, about 10 miles closer to his downtown...
NEWS
July 19, 2006
ISSUE: The Pentagon's military base realignment will swell Maryland's population by about 28,000 households over the next decade, a Towson University report predicts, in what some economists suggest will be the biggest defense-related buildup in the Baltimore-Washington region since World War II. Analysts estimate that Anne Arundel County will net 12,639 jobs and 5,798 households, along with nearly $90 million in yearly tax revenue, because of military shifts....
NEWS
December 5, 2002
LIKE MILLIONS before him, Rob Vallese three years ago made the big move to a spacious new suburban home. But he did it by going against the last half-century's tide - by moving closer to the city, shortening his work commute and garaging his beloved car. Mr. Vallese, a Montgomery County pension manager, moved from a Germantown townhouse to a luxury home in King Farm, a large mixed-use development rising in Rockville, about 10 miles closer to his downtown...
NEWS
February 4, 2001
IT'S A TRANSPORTATION tale of two cities. These are the best of times for mass transit riders in the Washington area, who can reach city and suburban destinations with ease. These are far worse times for Baltimore's riders, who miss out on the rapid-rail gravy train. Washington deserves a first-rate public transportation system because it is the nation's capital. But Baltimore shouldn't trail so far behind its rich cousin that getting around the metropolitan area by public transportation is a chore.
NEWS
March 2, 1998
HOWARD COUNTY residents can hop an additional daily bus from Columbia to the Silver Spring Metrorail station beginning today.It's part of a state effort to help those in Howard get to Washington, says Mass Transit Administration chief Ronald L. Freeland.The bus will leave Columbia at noon and arrive at the Silver Spring Metro station at 1: 05 p.m. It will depart from the Metro station for Columbia at 1: 10 p.m. The trip is an expansion of bus line No. 929, which offers Columbia commuters express trips to the Metro station, where riders can catch Metrorail's Red Line to Washington or Shady Grove.
NEWS
January 25, 1993
Memo to: EmployersFrom: The Intrepid CommuterRe: How about kicking in for bus fare?For nearly a decade, the federal government has provided private employers a tax break for picking up at least a portion of their employees' mass transit fares.Advocates believe the law offers great potential for saving energy and helping the environment, particularly in cities such as Baltimore and Washington that suffer from some of the worst ground-level ozone in the country.When employees are reimbursed for riding buses, trains, trolleys, or catching a car- or van-pool, they, too, can save on taxes.
NEWS
By Doug Birch | April 16, 1991
A national railroad strike after midnight tonight would disrupt the trip to work for 8,000 Maryland Rail Commuter riders by halting service on two of the state's three MARC lines, transportation officials said yesterday.Riders on the MARC Penn line, which is expected to remain open between Washington and Baltimore's Penn Station, could find already crowded parking lots jammed earlier and bigger crowds on platforms.Drivers could discover that their favorite roads to Washington are clogged earlier in the morning.
NEWS
February 4, 2001
IT'S A TRANSPORTATION tale of two cities. These are the best of times for mass transit riders in the Washington area, who can reach city and suburban destinations with ease. These are far worse times for Baltimore's riders, who miss out on the rapid-rail gravy train. Washington deserves a first-rate public transportation system because it is the nation's capital. But Baltimore shouldn't trail so far behind its rich cousin that getting around the metropolitan area by public transportation is a chore.
NEWS
September 23, 1990
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority marked the opening of its 3.2-mile Metrorail Red Line expansion yesterday with a carnival-like ceremony in Wheaton at the landing of "the longest escalator in the free world."Hundreds of balloon-toting onlookers snatched up free round-trip passes and marveled at the 230-foot escalator.Officials said it is the longest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and -- worldwide -- second only to Leningrad's. It takes an estimated 2 1/2 minutes to descend.
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