Amtrak and commuter train service between Washington and Baltimore have been reopened after being suspended earlier Friday because of sagging overhead power lines.
On the brink of a second term, President Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to service Saturday as inauguration-goers flocked to the capital city for a distinctly American celebration including an oath-taking as old as the republic, a splashy parade and partying enough to last four years.
Many Maryland state employees are observing a service reduction day.
Amtrak will resume service between New York City and Boston on Friday following the repair of commuter rail tracks damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the railroad said late Thursday.
Amtrak says it has canceled all Tuesday service in the Northeast due to high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy.
The D.C.-area transit system says most of its preparations for Hurricane Sandy are complete, but it’s still unclear how or whether the storm will impact service.
Verizon Communications Inc. says a train derailment near Baltimore is disrupting land-line service to customers, including some government clients.
People in the unincorporated community of Fairplay will have to rely on firefighters from neighboring towns.
The Washington County Free Library’s Bookmobile is back in service.
Metro is rolling out its “Rush Plus” service Monday morning. The change will affect about 110,000 riders on the green, yellow, blue and orange lines. The service will be in effect weekdays between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
A major service adjustment for Metrorail is about to take effect.
I hope that everyone takes some time this weekend between the hot dogs and beer, and the beach and sun to remember why this holiday exists and what makes it important.