MARC Expanding To Offer Weekend Service | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

MARC Expanding To Offer Weekend Service

Later this year, MARC riders should be able to more easily travel between D.C. and Baltimore.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sp8254/5764262318/
Later this year, MARC riders should be able to more easily travel between D.C. and Baltimore.

Maryland is expanding its MARC rail service beyond the work week, as Gov. Martin O'Malley designates $100 million from the recent transportation funding legislation to bring weekend service to the Penn Line.

The Penn Line runs between Washington's Union Station and Baltimore's Penn Station.

Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Terry Owens says the state has begun negotiations on the new service with Amtrak, which is the contractor for Penn Line service. He says weekend service is still months away, but officials hope to start as soon as possible.

Owens says ticket prices would be the same as weekday service.

The legislation also calls for new locomotives in the MARC system and two more weekday roundtrips on the Camden Line, which runs between Union Station and Camden Yards in Baltimore.

NPR

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
NPR

A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.
NPR

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
NPR

New Facebook App A Throwback To Old Chatrooms

Facebook's new app, Rooms, harkens back to the days of 1990s anonymous chat rooms. New York Times tech reporter, Mike Isaac, talks about why having secret identities online is a good thing.

Leave a Comment

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