Dr. Gridlock: Maryland transit

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Focusing on a Purple Line’s economic potential, impacts

Maryland officials focus on how a light-rail line would affect local businesses, housing prices and job growth.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Maryland bill targets Purple Line bidder’s ties to Holocaust

Some Holocaust survivors say rail company that transported Nazi prisoners shouldn’t get contract until it pays reparations.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:15 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Congress members call on Maryland to ‘reevaluate’ Purple Line bidder

Members cite parent company’s Holocaust ties in transporting prisoners to Nazi death camps.

By Katherine Shaver  |  05:54 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Dale Drive station will be built at same time as Purple Line, officials say

Station will provide neighborhood east of downtown Silver Spring better access to Metrorail, planners say.

By Katherine Shaver  |  02:48 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, Purple Line

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Public input sought for design of Corridor Cities Transitway stations

Maryland transit officials are seeking members of the public interested in helping to plan the stations for a proposed transitway in the I-270 corridor of upper Montgomery County.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Town of Chevy Chase hires consultant to review Purple Line study

The Town of Chevy Chase has hired a consultant to review a state study of how a proposed light-rail Purple Line would affect local communities.

By Katherine Shaver  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Comment period for Purple Line study extended

The public comment period for a state study about a proposed Purple Line’s impacts has been extended.

By Katherine Shaver  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Most commuter bus service on ICC to continue

Most commuter bus service will continue on the Intercounty Connector, but a route between College Park and the Germantown Transit Center will be scrapped Aug. 1 due to low ridership

By Katherine Shaver  |  11:09 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Intercounty Connector, Maryland traffic, Maryland transit, transit tips

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Purple Line 'good candidate' for private investment, top transit official says

A light-rail Purple Line is a "good candidate" for being built via a public-private partnership, a top Maryland transit official wrote recently.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Prince George's taxicab drivers rally for fares at Gaylord National Resort

More than 75 Prince George's County taxicab drivers gathered outside the Gaylor National at National Harbor to protest the hotel's decision to contract a new car service for guests.

By Luz Lazo  |  03:09 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabbies, Gaylord National, Maryland transit, National Harbor, Prince George's, taxicabs, Transportation

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Maryland seeks private sector input on Baltimore light-rail line

Maryland transportation officials gathered engineering, financial and transit firms Monday to solicit ideas for ways the private sector can help the state build and pay for a new light-rail line in Baltimore.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:08 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, Purple Line, transit

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013

State considers cancelling some ICC bus routes

Maryland's transit agency is considering cancelling some bus service on the Intercounty Connector.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, transit; ICC; transportation; Maryland traffic

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Purple Line plan would narrow traffic on University Boulevard

Today's six-lane roadway would be narrowed to four lanes in the Langley Park area, with the light rail line in the middle.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, maryland transit administration, Pedestrian safety, Purple Line

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Maryland to update public on Purple Line progress

Five open houses are scheduled to discuss the as yet unfunded transitway across Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/17/2012

New company to operate some MARC trains

A new company is going to operate and maintain Maryland commuter trains on the Brunswick and Camden lines.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak, csx, MARC, maryland transit administration

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Stranded driver thanks Virginia road service

A flat tire leaves a motorist, her daughter and two dogs in a tough spot on the I-95 shoulder.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Transit Administration, Intercounty Connector, BWI Airport

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/26/2012

MARC, MTA set ridership records in February

MARC trains set a record with an average weekday ridership of 35,210 in February, while the Maryland Transit Administration also set an overall record in February for average weekday ridership through its transit system.

By Mark Berman  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, MTA, Maryland Transit Administration, Maryland Area Regional Commuter, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/15/2012

State moves future Purple Line facility away from Lyttonsville homes

Maryland transit planners have redesigned a future Purple Line rail yard and maintenance facility to locate it farther from homes in the Lyttonsville area of Silver Spring.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Purple Line, Maryland Transit Administration, WSSC, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission