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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 13, 2013
A bill that would provide support for the operation of MARC commuter train service in the Eastern Panhandle passed Saturday by a 98-1 vote in the House of Delegates on the last day of the West Virginia Legislature's 60-day session. The state Senate later concurred with amendments the House made to Senate Bill 103, which now awaits consideration by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, according to an audio webcast streamed live on the Legislature's website. The bill creates a special fund in the state treasury and requires the state to negotiate agreements with Maryland or the Maryland Transit Administration for the continued operation of the service from Washington, D.C., into West Virginia.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 9, 2011
Riders on MARC Train 883, the late commuter train from Washington, D.C., to Martinsburg, might soon be singing the disappearing railroad blues.  Maryland Transit Administration officials said that the train - which leaves the District of Columbia at 7:15 p.m. and is the final commuter run of the day to the Eastern Panhandle - doesn't have enough riders from Brunswick, its last stop in Maryland, to continue onto Harpers Ferry, Duffields and...
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2013
About 40 area residents, mostly commuters who ride MARC trains to jobs in the Washington, D.C. area, had their say Saturday at a meeting about the costs and services of their daily rides to and from work. The session, held in the public meeting room of the Charles Town Library, was called by state Sen. Herb Snyder, D-Jefferson/Berkeley, to line up citizen support to convince the West Virginia Legislature to fund Senate Bill 103. If the bill is funded, MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter)
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February 7, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A small locomotive hit a commuter train at Union Station on Thursday, knocking the train's rear wheels off the track and injuring seven people, officials said. MARC Train 419 from Baltimore was hit from behind about 10 a.m., dislodging two rear wheels, said Cheron Wicker, a spokeswoman for the Maryland commuter service. The train remained upright. Amtrak spokeswoman Karina Romero said the MARC train was stopped when a small locomotive used to move the commuter train to a maintenance facility came in too fast and hit the train while passengers were deboarding.
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by DAVE McMILLION | June 18, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Local riders of the MARC commuter train want the train service to add another train to the local route to help get riders home to West Virginia earlier in the day and ease overcrowding on other trains. Dan Tyson, who rides a MARC train from Martinsburg to his job in Silver Spring, Md., is leading the effort to have a train added to the local route. Tyson said the earliest he can return to Martinsburg is by boarding a train that arrives here at 6:44 p.m. Tyson said by the time he drives home to Winchester, Va., it is usually about 7:30 p.m. Tyson said he believes another train is available out of Washington, D.C., that could leave much earlier in the afternoon and get him and other riders home to Martinsburg by 4 p.m. MARC riders say the trains that serve the area often are crowded and they believe another train would alleviate that problem.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 22, 2009
At least six dead as Metro trains collide TRI-STATE -- If she hadn't been spending the week in South Carolina, Ros Burns of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., would have taken the MARC train to work in Gaithersburg, Md., on Monday. Burns, 54, works at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Some days, she said she is called in to work in Washington, D.C., and uses Metro's red line. Burns, reached by telephone in South Carolina, said she learned of Monday's deadly Metro crash involving two trains on the red line while watching the 7 p.m. news.
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May 18, 2012
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Friday, May 18: • As of 7 a.m., traffic is a little sluggish on I-270 southbound and slow on I-495 westbound, but it is running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area. • Brunswick Line Train 890 (5:12 a.m. Frederick Departure) has been canceled this morning on the MARC Train, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, mta.maryland.gov. The next train will be 892 leaving Frederick at 6:05 a.m. Due to the cancellation, Train 872 ( 5:38 am Brunswick departure)
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August 28, 2013
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Wednesday, Aug. 28: * As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-270 southbound and I-495 in both directions, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's interactive mapping page on its website, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area. * On the MARC Train, Train 511 was operating 12 to 15 minutes late while Amtrak Train 151 was operating 15 to 20 minutes late this morning, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov . * The Local bus service, Metro subway, commuter buses, and mobility service were running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the MTA website . * The weather today is expected to be humid with more clouds than sun, a couple of showers and a heavy thunderstorm, a high of 82 degrees, winds around 3 miles per hour, and a 67 percent chance of precipitation, according to the AccuWeather forecast on the HMTV6 weather website at www.herald-mail.com/hmtv6/weather/ . Tonight, it's expected to be humid with patchy clouds, a shower or thunderstorm around this evening, a low of 67 degrees, winds around 3 mph, and a 55 percent chance of precipitation.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2013
About 40 area residents, mostly commuters who ride MARC trains to jobs in the Washington, D.C. area, had their say Saturday at a meeting about the costs and services of their daily rides to and from work. The session, held in the public meeting room of the Charles Town Library, was called by state Sen. Herb Snyder, D-Jefferson/Berkeley, to line up citizen support to convince the West Virginia Legislature to fund Senate Bill 103. If the bill is funded, MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter)
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 13, 2013
A bill that would provide support for the operation of MARC commuter train service in the Eastern Panhandle passed Saturday by a 98-1 vote in the House of Delegates on the last day of the West Virginia Legislature's 60-day session. The state Senate later concurred with amendments the House made to Senate Bill 103, which now awaits consideration by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, according to an audio webcast streamed live on the Legislature's website. The bill creates a special fund in the state treasury and requires the state to negotiate agreements with Maryland or the Maryland Transit Administration for the continued operation of the service from Washington, D.C., into West Virginia.
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