Crowded trains are a fact of life during Thanksgiving travel, but a crowded Baltimore tunnel is a daily occurrence for Amtrak and Marc trains.
It’s known as the “Baltimore Bottleneck”–a curving 141-year-old tunnel beneath West Baltimore that carries tens of thousands of passengers every day. Right now, plans to replace it are taking a new step forward.
The Maryland Transportation Authority has begun replacing toll booths on the Fort McHenry tunnel on Interstate 95. Lanes will be closed through March during the work.
Federal transportation safety officials say they have decided against sending investigators to the site of a fatal welding accident in a Metro subway tunnel in Washington because of the government shutdown.
Leaders of Washington’s Metro transit agency are proposing new tunnels to help the system keep up with growing demand.
Maryland Transportation Authority Police say a crash closed the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel for about 90 minutes.
Maryland transit planners say it’s too expensive and impractical to keep a popular recreation trail inside a downtown Bethesda tunnel alongside future Purple Line trains.
The University of Maryland’s wind tunnel will be used to test the propulsion system for an unmanned aircraft that takes off vertically and then shifts to horizontal flight.
Ten years ago today, a train derailment triggered fear and flames in downtown Baltimore. The Howard Street tunnel fire led to major changes in the way first responders would handle a similar crisis.
The National Park Service is seeking comment on plans to extend the Western Maryland Rail Trail while avoiding adverse effects on bats that live in tunnels along the route.
The Maryland Transportation Authority will be holding its first public hearing on a proposal to raise tolls on the state’s bridge, tunnels and other roads.