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Prince George’s, AA Co. Residents to Protest Maglev Project Tonight in Annapolis

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Image via City of Bowie

Amid the hype around plans for a high-speed Maglev train that would shuttle passengers from Baltimore to Washington D.C. in 15 minutes, hundreds of residents from Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties are less than thrilled about the prospect of a train moving at hundreds of miles per hour through their towns. Tonight in Annapolis, they’ll protest to make that clear.

Developers Picked to Overhaul Penn Station Eyeing Hotel, Apartments, Retail Space

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An artist’s rendering of the future Penn Station. Image courtesy of Amtrak.

Amtrak has chosen a team of largely Baltimore-area developers, architects, contractors and others to handle Baltimore Penn Station’s much-awaited renovation.

Gov. Hogan is Now Backing Elon Musk’s D.C.-Baltimore ‘Hyperloop’ Idea

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A sign for The Boring Company in Anne Arundel County. Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Twitter.

A tube-based, vacuum-like electric transportation system is going to be built across dozens of miles along an underground stretch of Maryland, our governor says.

Bill Introduced in City Council to Ban Crude Oil Terminals in Baltimore

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The Howard Street Tunnel at Mount Royal Station, where crude oil has passed through before. Photo by Jaymyang, via Wikimedia Commons.

Pushed by environmentalists and faith-based groups, city lawmakers have proposed banning transfers of large amounts of crude oil within Baltimore’s borders.

Billions in Amtrak Improvements for Baltimore (and Elsewhere)

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Taking the train is, theoretically, one of the most convenient ways to travel from Baltimore — but old tracks, dated equipment, and out-of-date trains often lead to delays and other annoyances.

Washington’s Union Station Completes Restoration

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Earthquake repair at Union Station
Earthquake repairs at Union Station

Frequent visitors to Washington’s Union Station may notice on their next trip that something is missing.

For the first time in half a century, managers say, the MainHall of Daniel Burnham’s Beaux Arts train station is free of all construction-related scaffolding and other obstructions and can be viewed as the architect intended.

Under Armour Founder on Maglev Train: “Frankly, I Love Big”

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Governor Larry Hogan isn’t the only prominent Marylander who’s vocally supporting the multi-billion dollar plan to build a high-speed train connecting Baltimore and DC (and, eventually, the whole East Coast): Under Armour’s Kevin Plank thinks the idea is “a great project.”

Baltimore-DC Bullet Train Gets One Step Closer to Reality

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via Business Insider
via Business Insider

I have to admit, when I first heard about tentative plans to build a high-speed maglev train that would make the trip from DC to Baltimore in a blazing fast 15 minutes, I was skeptical. It just sounded too fantastic. But recent events have been proving me wrong–and I’m very happy about that.

MTA Wants to Upgrade Struggling MARC Trains

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If you’ve taken a MARC train to DC or other points south this summer, you might have a sense of why the Maryland Transit Administration wants to scrap the current trains in favor of a newer, better model–preferably one that doesn’t stop running as soon as it gets hot outside.

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