Expanded DC/Baltimore Commuter Rail Proposals

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Re: Expanded DC/Baltimore Commuter Rail Proposals

Post by gokeefe » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:15 pm

I never realized that was the issue. WOW. How unfortunate.
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Re: Expanded DC/Baltimore Commuter Rail Proposals

Post by MattW » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:29 pm

Pass the costs along to who?

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Re: Expanded DC/Baltimore Commuter Rail Proposals

Post by gokeefe » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:46 pm

Passengers. FTA supported services have to keep fares within certain guidelines as part of federal efforts to encourage use of mass transit.
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Re: Expanded DC/Baltimore Commuter Rail Proposals

Post by mmi16 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:13 pm

mtuandrew wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Did a little research - the B&O branch from Weverton to Hagerstown was called the Washington County Branch. Part of it south of Hagerstown is active but much of it has reverted to adjacent owners, and it looks like a major bridge has been removed.

mmi16: it doesn’t follow I-70 or cross the same ridgelines, though the grades out of the Potomac Valley seem plenty steep enough.
Well aware that the Brunswick-Hagerstown B&O line does not follow I-70, also well aware the most of the Appalachian mountains exist on a nominally North - South axis that in one way or another have to be conquered in moving from Weverton to Hagerstown.
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