Harford County denies request to close Joppa Road at CSX railroad crossing in Joppa

JOPPA, MD—Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly this week denied a request from the Maryland Transportation Authority on behalf of CSX rail service to close Joppa Road on both sides of its railroad crossing in Joppa. The request was denied after investigations by Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly’s administration found that a closure of the crossing would slow emergency vehicle response […]

JMVFC officials speak out against proposed closure of Joppa Road in Joppa

UPDATE: Harford County officials have denied the request to close Joppa Road. Original story below… JOPPA, MD—The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company is speaking out against a proposal to close a portion of Joppa Road in Joppa. The Maryland Transportation Authority is proposing the closure of Joppa Road at the CSX crossing in Joppa. JMVFC officials say this decision, if implemented, […]

Governor Moore announces MDOT partnership with Delaware, Virginia to discuss future MARC Train expansion opportunities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore last week announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration has signed framework agreements with Delaware Transit Corp. and the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority for the potential future expansion of MARC Train Service to Newark, Del. and Alexandria, Va. The agreements outline next steps to advance discussions and explore pilot service opportunities. “Maryland is […]

Governor Moore announces expanded Port of Baltimore e-commerce shipping service

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced that ZIM Shipping Lines, one of the top ocean carrier container companies in the world and major container shipping customer at Maryland’s Port of Baltimore is doubling its service to the state, increasing its E-commerce Baltimore Express frequency from bi-weekly to weekly, beginning at the end of February. ZIM will also increase the […]

CSX train fire shuts down Route 7 in Joppa

JOPPA, MD—A train fire is impacting rail traffic in Harford County. At just after 6:30 p.m., a CSX locomotive caught fire between MD 152 and Route 24, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. All rail traffic is stopped in the area. Philadelphia Road has been shut down between MD 152 and Fashion Way. Motorists should use an alternate route. […]