WAMU 88.5 : News

Transit Advocates Want Expanded MARC Service

Play associated audio
Transit advocates are looking for funding to extend MARC line hours during the week and add service on weekends.
David Schultz
Transit advocates are looking for funding to extend MARC line hours during the week and add service on weekends.

Maryland is considering a 10-cent increase in its gasoline tax, and the group Action Committe for Transit from Montgomery County wants that money to go toward beefing up the MARC commuter train service.

Currently, MARC trains only run on weekdays. They go into D.C. in the morning and out to Frederick County in the afternoon.

The Action Committee says money from a higher gas tax could allow MARC trains to run between Frederick and the District all day long, and on weekends too.

MARC already has a long-term plan to accomplish this by 2035, but as of right now that plan is unfunded.

NPR

Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
NPR

Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

WAMU 88.5

Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

NPR

Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.