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Park Service Seeks Comment On Md.-W.Va. Trail Link

The National Park Service is soliciting public comments on a proposed extension of the Western Maryland Rail Trail to Paw Paw, W.Va.


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Metro Proposes 5 Percent Bus, Rail Fare Increase

Metro is proposing to raise bus and rail fares by about 5 percent in an effort to overcome a $116 million shortfall in its upcoming operating budget.


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16 Rail Cars Pulled For Potential Brake Problems

Metro has pulled 16 rail cars out of service as a precaution because they have the same brake equipment as a car that experienced a problem earlier this week.



Md. Gets $22M For New Susquehanna Rail Bridge

Maryland’s two U.S. senators say the state will receive $22 million in federal stimulus funding to begin work on replacing a rail bridge over the Susquehanna River.



Rail Power Problems Persist Despite Upgrades

Power problems on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor continue to cause headaches for rail travelers despite millions spent to upgrade aging equipment.


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Metro Plans Blue Line Improvements This Weekend

Metro has announced temporary service changes on the Blue Line this weekend to allow Virginia officials to work on the Telegraph Road bridge near King Street station.



Metro Rail Car Series Blamed For Delays

Metro’s Breda 4000 Series of rail cars is being blamed for delays in train service.


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Metro To Look At Name Changes For Stations

Metro is planning to review its naming policy for stations this week in what could begin an effort to simplify those that have become a mouthful.



Metro Teams With Google To Provide Rail, Bus Info

Google has announced a new partnership with Metro to add the transit agency’s rail and bus schedules to Google Maps.



$2B For Rail Projects, Speed Upgrades Announced

Money designated for a now-canceled rail line in Florida was divvied up among nearly two dozen projects around the country Monday, heartening supporters but giving critics fuel to deride it as a diversion from President Barack Obama’s high-speed-train ambitions or as a simple waste of money.


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Maryland Applies Twice For High-Speed Rail Funding

The state of Maryland has submitted two applications for federal high-speed rail funding.


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Md. Rail Deal Would Put Holocaust Records Online

One French rail company’s work transporting tens of thousands of Jews to Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust would be laid bare online, under a bill moving through the Maryland General Assembly.