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.
Amtrak has chosen a team of largely Baltimore-area developers, architects, contractors and others to handle Baltimore Penn Station’s much-awaited renovation.
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.
Pushed by environmentalists and faith-based groups, city lawmakers have proposed banning transfers of large amounts of crude oil within Baltimore’s borders.
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is, theoretically, one of the most convenient ways to travel from Baltimore — but old tracks, dated equipment, and out-of-date trains often lead to delays and other annoyances.
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.
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.
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.