MARC, W.Va. Negotiate Eastern Panhandle Train Service

Apr 12, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, hundreds of West Virginians travel from the Eastern Panhandle to Maryland or Washington D.C. every weekday for work. These commuters catch the Maryland-based MARC train, or Maryland Area Regional Commuter. But during this year’s West Virginia legislative session, lawmakers debated the future of the MARC train in the state. As Liz McCormick reports, Maryland threatened to discontinue MARC service to West Virginia unless certain provisions were met.

Also on today's show, during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony this week to Congress on issues related to data privacy surrounding the 2016 election, a West Virginia congressman used his time to question the tech mogul on the social media network’s influence on the opioid crisis. Dave Mistich reports.