Rail Officials Push 15-Year Plan To Boost Northeast CorridorAs Congress eyes an infrastructure package, a coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements for the congested Northeast Corridor that would boost daily train routes and significantly speed travel on Acela express lines.
Rally Held In Support Of Maglev High-Speed Rail ProjectA rally in support of the proposed Maglev high-speed rail project after Baltimore leaders recently rejected the idea was held on Monday evening.
Amtrak To Build New, Modern Fleet Of Trains For Total of $7.3BAmtrak will contract with Siemens Mobility Inc. to build a new fleet of at least 83 multipowered trains with further options for up to 130 additional trains to support Amtrak growth plans. The new fleet also will have modern amenities to better serve Amtrak customers, according to a company statement.
Coronavirus Latest: MARC Trains Reduce By 50 Percent, BWI Takes Steps, More On Travel In MarylandThe governor is urging citizens to avoid any unnecessary travel to limit the spread of COVID-19.
B&O Railroad Museum Announces Exhibit Featuring Rarely Seen Railroad Signs From Around The WorldThe B&O Railroad Museum unveiled a new exhibit!
Amtrak: New Locomotives Have Cut Delays Nearly 25 PercentNew locomotives on Amtrak's most heavily traveled line three years ago has contributed to a reduction in engine-related delays.
Recent Derailments Bring To Light Risks Of Oil Trains In CityIt's been three years to the day since an oil train derailment and explosion in Quebec.
Rail Infrastructure Crumbling Throughout USThe nation's rail infrastructure is outdated and, in some places, literally falling apart.
Buses On Sunday Schedule For Labor Day, Trains Also AffectedMetro trains and buses are operating on a different schedule for the Labor Day holiday.
Trains Could Soon See "Airport-Level" SecurityShould trains get airport-style security? With a Papal visit next month and the increasing number of passengers along the Northeast Corridor, some say the rails are vulnerable soft targets. It's also a concern after Americans thwarted a train attack in France.
Md. Railroads To Install Life-Saving Technology By End Of The YearFederal regulators say most railroads are not on track meet a deadline to install safety technology to prevent deadly crashes, such as the one in Philadelphia that killed three people who had ties to Maryland.
Metro Calls For Service Cuts To Add More Blue Line TrainsMetro is proposing cutting service on four rail lines so that it can add more trains and reduce wait times on the crowded blue line.
D.C. Transit Officials Temporarily Suspend Issue-Oriented AdsA move to ban all issue advertisements on buses, trains and Metro stations sets an uproar on social media.
D.C. Transit Officials Temporarily Suspend Issue-Oriented AdsTransit officials in Washington have voted to temporarily suspend all issue-oriented advertisements on the region's rail and bus system, a move that comes as the agency was asked to consider an ad with a provocative cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.
Former CEO: Amtrak 'Almost A Third World Operation'Amtrak now says full service in the Northeast Corridor will not resume until Monday or Tuesday.