Transportation

What you need to know about the SCMAGLEV project

Work on the high-speed superconducting magnetic levitation (SCMAGLEV) system could begin as soon as 2019.

WMATA delays prompt backlash on Twitter after #Back2Good campaign launch

Orange and Silver Lines were significantly delayed on Wednesday due to a brake malfunction that led to single-tracking trains.

#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.

Supporters, opponents of high speed rail square off at Annapolis demonstration

With the study still underway into the creation of a possible Maglev route from New York to Washington both supporters and opponents turned out Monday night in front of the State House. Supporters say the high speed train, which could reduce a trip between Baltimore and Washington to just 15 minutes, would be good for the environment. But opponents say the estimated $10-12 billion needed to build the line is money better spent elsewhere.

Elon Musk hyperloop may have terminus near Camden Yards

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s digging company, Boring Co., could start the construction of hyperloop tunnels, terminating near West Pratt and South Paca streets in Baltimore, as early as January, according to documents obtained by Capital News Service.

Nonprofit in Rockville restores bikes for charity

ROCKVILLE, Maryland — A Maryland organization collects bikes in order to fix them up and ship them to impoverished areas of Africa, Asia, and South America and boost economic opportunities in those regions.

Purple Line agreement addresses community’s concerns

Private, elected and community stakeholders signed a symbolic agreement to keep housing affordable and job opportunities accessible along Metro’s Purple line route. The agreement is intended to support four goals that were set: to keep housing affordable, promote sustainable and strong communities, provide support for and grow local businesses and increase the local labor market.

Maryland officials sign agreement on Purple Line development

Community, public, and private stakeholders signed an agreement Tuesday promising responsible economic development, including affordable housing, along the pending Purple Line light rail project.

Amtrak unveils comfier seats, better lighting in coaches

WASHINGTON – Amtrak riders in the Northeast and Midwest can expect to see more comfortable rides in the coming months as the passenger rail service continues interior overhauls of more than 450 of its coaches. Amtrak’s efforts to refresh the…

Gallery: Amtrak overhauls passenger coaches

WASHINGTON – Amtrak riders can expect to see more comfortable coaches in the coming months, with more supportive seats, LED lights, carpet that is easier to keep clean and nicer restrooms.