As Baltimore implements new changes to its bus system, other transit systems around the D.C. region will see some schedule and fare changes coming up this summer.
The train tracks that thousands of Maryland and Virginia commuters ride on daily lack new safety technology that could stop a runaway train or prevent a derailment — just a few of the challenges straining the region’s aging rail system.
Tuesday morning has been a rough one for people traveling by the rails, with delays and cancellations on Metro, VRE and MARC.
A MARC train struck a vehicle in the tracks in Prince George’s County, causing one injury and suspending service during the Friday evening rush hour.
Prince George’s County leaders encouraged commuters to avoid Metro and to either telework, flex their work hours or to find another mass transit option during the 16-day track closure that begin June 18.
Railcars are still being cleared away from the tracks near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station on Monday morning, more than 24 hours after 16 cars from a CSX freight train derailed and led to a hazardous leak.
Trains are “very unlikely” to operate past Silver Spring, MARC officials said in an email.
If you get to D.C. via MARC or Amtrak trains, you might be setting the alarm a bit earlier starting Monday.
A MARC train struck and killed a person Monday morning near Lanham, Maryland.
The Maryland Transit Administration announced there will be “extremely limited service” on the Camden Line Thursday morning.
An electrical fire at Union Station led both MARC and VRE to suspend service in and out of the D.C. hub on Wednesday morning for about a half-hour.
Two retired Montgomery County firefighters remember the day, 20 years ago, they responded to a fiery collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a commuter train in Silver Spring, Maryland, that led to 11 deaths.
A proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on Friday, would require transit agencies to measure their safety performance based on fatalities, injuries, safety events and system reliability.
Service on MARC’s Penn Line resumed around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after lengthy delays earlier in the evening.
Commuters can expect changes to the way they get around the region during the holidays. WTOP compiled a list of revised train, bus and parking schedules.
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