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  • Getting Around

    Getting Around
    Baltimore infamously lacks an integrated, comprehensive mass transit system connecting all neighborhoods with the tourist areas and larger interstate transit hubs. Fifty years of poor planning and general stupidity have left the city with a mishmash of buses and trains, and the need for car-less folks to learn a lot of science in order to get where they’re going efficiently. But still, it can be done. Here’s a primer on how.
  • Courtesy, Amtrak

    Naming Names: Which Maryland Congressional Representative Is Fighting Amtrak Funding

    In, say, Wyoming, Amtrak ambivalence might make a bit more sense. But in Maryland, where the service is a necessary part of a everyday life for a whole lot of commuters/general travelers--and ridership has been on a meteoric rise over the past couple of...

    Ten Years ago in City Paper: June 28, 2000

    Two big-picture features: Andrew Reiner argues that history repeats itself because Americans disdain it and Natalie Davis investigates the Christian debate over gay rights. The Nose collects the moans and groans of business owners affected by the shutting...

    Amtrak Announces Bold New Northeastern High-Speed Rail Plan, Both Spurns and Loves On Baltimore

    High-speed rail plans have been announced all over the country, drawing massive hype and right-wing opposition. The Northeast Corridor, the country's most vital passenger line, though, has been left to wait on the sidelines. That is, until yesterday, when...