• MARC service to WV Eastern Panhandle Imperiled

  • Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

Moderators: mtuandrew, therock, Robert Paniagua

  by STrRedWolf
 
mmi16 wrote: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:52 pm You can rest assured that if rail service terminates at Brunswick - any bus service will be supplied by WV. MARC won't fund it.
It's very likely WV pays MARC to pay for bus service between Brunswick and all points west, and that will be the end of that.
  by STrRedWolf
 
https://imgur.com/gallery/rRivQoJ

Morning meeting Saturday Sept 7th at the Charles Town Library in Charles Town WV. I saw that at the Odenton MD Penn line station. I’ll let that sink in...
  by The EGE
 
Here is the presentation. Two of the three daily Martinsburg round trips cut back to Brunswick.
  by STrRedWolf
 
West Virginia coughed up the dough. MARC Service to West Virginia is now fully funded and cuts no longer are needed.

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/ ... dle--59360

http://wvmetronews.com/2019/12/19/fundi ... panhandle/

https://www.wvpublic.org/post/gov-justi ... e#stream/0
  by TheOneKEA
 
mmi16 wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:41 pm WV was playing Chicken - MD didn't blink.
I think someone may have also remembered that US 340 through Harpers Ferry is a parking lot in rush hour. This service is pretty crucial for commuters who can’t tolerate the lack of capacity across the Potomac in that area.
  by mtuandrew
 
mmi16 wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:41 pm WV was playing Chicken - MD didn't blink.
Beyond what TheOneKEA said about US 340, West Virginia must have realized it barely matters to Maryland if the trains turn back at Martinsburg or at Frederick, and that it would lose an economic advantage by eschewing service. MARC held the better cards.

Now, let’s see them fund a corridor NYP-CHW.