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MARC train to begin weekend service!

May 16, 2013
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feature-2Hallelujah!

After virtually universal agreement (by the people we talk to, anyway) that the MARC train should run from Baltimore’s Penn Station to D.C.’s Union Station on weekends (which has been promised since at least 2008), it will finally be so, according to a report in the Baltimore Business Journal.

The additional service was approved as part of The Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act, signed by Governor O’Malley today. The act includes $4.4 billion in transportation infrastructure spending, including $100 million to improve MARC service, partially paid for with a 4-cent increase in the state’s gas tax, starting July 1st.

No date has been set for the weekend service to begin.