Transportation

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.

Maryland shows off new snow plow and infrared reader

The Maryland State Highway Administration is preparing for winter with improved technology that the agency said will clear roads more efficiently, curb salt usage and provide more information to drivers.

WMATA chair resolves dispute, issues challenge to Governor Hogan

On Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan accused WMATA board chairman Councilmember Jack Evans of extortion and made a demand for him to give Maryland land for the Purple Line. On Thursday, Evans and the WMATA board granted Hogan’s request, but, Evans issued a new challenge.

Challenges remain for Musk’s hyperloop in Maryland

Elon Musk’s East Coast “hyperloop” project still faces technological and regulatory hurdles as Gov. Larry Hogan announced Maryland’s support for construction of the project last week.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan accuses WMATA Board Chairman of “extortion”

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday charged Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority chairman Jack Evans with making unprecedented demands in order to give the state easements for Metro’s Purple Line.

Planes, trains and automobiles: the best transportation stories from 2017

Those living in the Washington, D.C. area are likely no stranger to following: getting stuck in a long line at Reagan National Airport; getting stuck on a metro train; getting stuck in traffic on the Beltway. Often times, just traveling around the D.C.…

Bill could make blocking a four-way intersection illegal

Vehicles that enter an intersection but fail to cross it once the light turns red would be subject to a ticket and fine under a “don’t block the box” bill sponsored by Delegate Al Carr, D-Montgomery.

Bills would hike school bus-camera fine, include rental cars

Drivers who illegally pass school buses multiple times could face higher fines, and rental-car companies could be held responsible for offenders driving their vehicles under a pair of bills introduced by Delegate Al Carr, D-Montgomery.

Traffic safety advocates push for more laws for safer Maryland roads

WASHINGTON–Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety issue their annual report saying Maryland still has more work to do to improve safety on the roads for motorists and their passengers.

Lax seat belt law hurts Maryland highway safety rating, advocates say

WASHINGTON – Highway safety in Maryland could be improved with tougher seat belt laws, an advocacy group said Tuesday. The state needs to pass legislation requiring back seat passengers to wear seat belts, according to the Advocates for Highway and…