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Maryland is expanding MARC rail service beyond the work week. State transportation officials say the transportation bill signed Thursday includes $100 million for enhancement for MARC.
About four years ago, Suzanne Carroll made a choice that almost 3,000 workers old enough to drive in Frederick County made in 2011 -- she began to commute by public transit. Her commute is now less hectic, despite occasional MARC train delays, she said.
Using public transportation instead of driving could save commuters an average of $10,502 a year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.
A power system problem caused delays on Amtrak and MARC trains Friday.
For Marylanders, MARC just isn't an option at night or on weekends, but some want it to change.
Montgomery County planners are recommending construction of a third track to improve service on the Brunswick Line of the MARC rail commuter system.
Metro will not be resuming service Tuesday morning because of Hurricane Sandy. MARC and Virginia Railway Express have announced that all service has been canceled for Tuesday.
The MARC commuter rail service will not operate on what would normally be the first day of the work week because of the incoming hurricane.
The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $205 million contract with a Canadian-based company to run two MARC commuter train lines.
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