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Monday marks the beginning of what the Maryland Transit Administration is calling minor changes to service on the Penn Line.
According to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), a CSX freight train derailment that took place Sunday, July 28 at 10 a.m., just south of Camden Station near Bush Street, left all tracks blocked. This derailment will have an impact on the Camden and Brunswick lines for Monday's commuting schedule.
The Maryland Transit Administration says that the Friday derailment of a CSX train will have only a small impact on Monday's MARC trains.
eat restrictions are in place for commuter trains heading into both Virginia and Maryland Wednesday afternoon.
Maryland is expanding MARC rail service beyond the work week. State transportation officials say the transportation bill signed Thursday includes $100 million for enhancement for MARC.
About four years ago, Suzanne Carroll made a choice that almost 3,000 workers old enough to drive in Frederick County made in 2011 -- she began to commute by public transit. Her commute is now less hectic, despite occasional MARC train delays, she said.
Using public transportation instead of driving could save commuters an average of $10,502 a year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.
A power system problem caused delays on Amtrak and MARC trains Friday.
For Marylanders, MARC just isn't an option at night or on weekends, but some want it to change.
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