Historic Amtrak funding aims to alleviate delays and replace nearly 50-year-old rail cars

The funding will go towards reducing maintenance backlogs, improving tracks and signals, replacing nearly 50-year-old railcars and replacing or overhauling old tunnels and bridges in a massive effort to modernize the nation’s passenger railroad service.

At Baltimore’s port, Biden touts ‘once-in-a-generation’ infrastructure investments

The Baltimore facility, which Biden called “one of the best ports in the country,” is set to benefit from the infrastructure legislation passed by the House on Friday.

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez want $172 billion to overhaul public housing

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, want the federal government to invest as much as $172 billion over 10 years to transform living conditions for nearly two million people living in public housing. They are sponsoring…

Biden: ‘America is on the move again’; wants $2 trillion to aid families

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to pass a nearly $2 trillion plan to help American families – spending that would build on his administration’s efforts during his first…

Railroad’s rusting Potomac River span facing overhaul – and maybe more

WASHINGTON – Of the eight bridges connecting the nation’s capital to northern Virginia across the Potomac River, only one is a railroad bridge. And that one stands out for its, shall we say, reddish tint. But plans are moving forward…

#InfrastructurePlan versus #InfrastructureScam: Trump’s proposed plan sparks debate online

President Donald Trump’s new infrastructure plan, unveiled earlier this week, sparks debate on social media.

Maryland lawmakers promise to fight Trump “tooth and nail” after SOTU

By JULIA LERNER, JULIA KARRON, JAROD GOLUB, ABBY WALLISCH and HANNAH YASHAROFF Capital News Service WASHINGTON – Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers pushed back against President Donald Trump’s rhetoric in his first State of the Union address, calling for action and not…

Ruppersberger Ponders Senate Race, Stresses Bipartisan Approach

There may be a U.S. Senate campaign in Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger’s future. Then again, there may not.

6% of Maryland’s Bridges Need Repairs, Report Says

Although 6 percent of Maryland’s bridges are in poor or worse condition, and while the state and it’s local governments designate a lower percentage of their highway and transportation funding for bridge repairs than most other states, officials say Maryland’s bridge program is doing well.