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June 10, 2008
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Maryland Transit Administration is apologizing to customers for recent delays and cancelations of MARC trains. Officials blame weather and unforeseen problems for the disruptions. The agency says intense heat caused a kink Monday on the Camden line that created delays on that line and slowed the delivery of repaired Penn line and Brunswick line locomotives. Without those engines, two Penn line departures from D.C. had to be canceled. Ongoing track work and heat-related freight train congestion backed up traffic on the Brunswick line.
BREAKINGNEWS
August 23, 2011
Due to the severe delays this evening on all three lines because of the earthquake, there will likely be reduced service offered on Wednesday, according to the Maryland Transportation Administration (MTA).  The Federal Railroad Administration requires that train engineers and conductors receive a minimum rest period between work shifts. Amtrak and CSX maintain a list of "standby" employees to cover such situations, but there are not enough replacement crews to cover all trains. MTA hopes to make a decision about service for Wednesday by midnight tonight.
NEWS
August 29, 2012
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Wednesday, Aug. 29: * On the Marc Train, Train 404 (departing Washington at 6:35 a.m.) was expected to leave 25 to 30 minutes late due to mechanical issues, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, mta.maryland.gov/. * The Light Rail, Metro Subway, Commuter Buses and Local Bus Services were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, mta.maryland.gov/ . * The weather today is expected to be sunny with a high near 85 degrees and winds between 3 and 7 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service's website, forecast.weather.gov . Tonight, it's expected to be mostly clear with a low around 57 degrees.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 17, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Maryland and West Virginia officials who met Wednesday reached a tentative agreement to stave off proposed cuts to the Eastern Panhandle's MARC commuter train service, state Sen. John Unger said. "There's definitely a commitment on both sides to not have the service cut," said Unger, who suggested the face-to-face meeting with West Virginia Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox and Maryland's transportation secretary John D. Porcari earlier this month. "In principle, it's going to happen.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 24, 2008
BALTIMORE - The head of the Maryland Transit Administration apologized Wednesday for MARC service that he said only was on schedule 63 percent of the time in June for riders that board the commuter train in West Virginia. "Although some service disruptions are unavoidable, there were instances where we could have taken actions to reduce the anxiety, frustration and inconvenience that you and your family, friends and colleagues experienced," MTA administrator Paul J. Wiedefeld said in a press release.
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NEWS
September 17, 2012
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Monday, Sept. 17: * As of 7:45 a.m., traffic was a little sluggish on I-495 in both directions and I-270 southbound, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area. * On the MARC Train, due to trees across No. 1 track, Camden Line Train 841 is terminated at Greenbelt station, and passengers will transfer to Train 843, which is running 25 to 30 minutes late, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, mta.maryland.gov/ . * On the light rail Penn/Camden train, there were minor delays in service, according to the MTA website.
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