O'Malley apologizes on MARC ride
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says people were so focused on fixing the MARC train that broke down earlier this week, they lost sight of the passengers stranded for hours in the heat.
O'Malley rode a MARC train from Linthicum to New Carrollton with Sen. Ben Cardin on Thursday morning and apologized to riders.
MARC, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration are investigating why a train broke down shortly after departing from Washington on Monday evening, leaving passengers without air conditioning in 90 degree temperatures.
The governor says MARC is redeploying new locomotives as backups and will stock more water on trains. He says he has received apologies from Amtrak, which operates the commuter rail service.
But O'Malley says that Amtrak's command center have better procedures to handle such situations.
-- Associated Press
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