MARC Penn Line to add weekend service

Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) MARC rail operations will add weekend service on its Penn Line, part of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, beginning Dec. 7, 2013, MTA said Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Maryland pledges (limited) Purple Line funds

The long-running political struggle over Maryland’s Purple Line light rail transit proposal became more complex as state officials pledged $280 million to the project, but said private funding would likely be required as well.

MARC to add weekend Penn Line service

Maryland MARC train weekend service on the agency’s Penn Line (Northeast Corridor) could begin this summer, funded by a new transportation law boosting revenue from the state’s gas tax, state officials said Thursday, May 16.

Maryland sets MARC Inauguration Day service

Maryland Transit Administration has announced “special MARC Train services” for Jan. 21 Inauguration Day ceremonies in Washington, D.C. , incorporating reserved trains to the nation’s capital.

When the trains stopped

Hurricane Sandy stranded millions for days. It will take billions to fully recover from the monster storm’s windy, watery wallop.

Protran Technology, QinetiQ in partnership

Protran Technology said Tuesday it and QinetiQ North America have partnered to provide the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) with the first real-time network of remote sensors installed on continuous welded rail (CWR) for testing and evaluation.

Bombardier wins MARC operations contract

Maryland’s Board of Public Works has awarded Bombardier Transportation a six-year, $204.7 million contract to operate MARC’s Camden and Brunswick passenger rail lines. A five-year renewal option worth $205 million is part of the package.