BaltimoreLink is finally here!
The new transit system for the Baltimore region will change the way thousands of people get to work, school and all of life's opportunities. The new bus system will connect like never before to the Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, MARC Train and other essential transportation services. The revised routes along with dedicated bus lanes and transit signal priority systems that recognize when a bus is near-by will help deliver world-class transit service. BaltimoreLink will also include a dozen high frequency bus routes through the Baltimore City core. All of... more
Baltimore's new bus system launches in just over two weeks. Behind the scenes, countless hours of planning have been underway for the past 18 months. A major component of this has been the training of over 1,000 bus operators. These men and woman are on the front-line of navigating the new routes safely while delivering world-class customer service. MDOT MTA has trained 1,052 bus operators in intensive 3-day new route trainings. After their trainings, an anonymous survey was conducted to gauge the effectiveness of the training and to determine if our operators are ready for what lies ahead.... more
1 day from today, on June 18, Baltimore's transit system will change. BaltimoreLink will change the way thousands of people get to work, school and all of life's opportunities. The new bus system will connect like never before to the Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, MARC Train and other essential transportation services. The revised routes along with dedicated bus lanes and transit signal priority systems that recognize when a bus is near-by will help deliver world-class transit service. The system will also include a dozen high frequency bus routes through the Baltimore City core. MDOT... more
MDOT MTA sees bicycling as an important transportation option and a way to help extend the reach of transit by filling the first mile/last mile gaps. As such the MTA is undertaking a variety of different efforts on Bike to Work Day (B2WD) in order to better support and thank our riders that ride a bicycle to transit.
MTA will host a Bike to Work Day Pit Stop at Penn Station from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 to thank the 60+ riders that bike to Penn Station on a daily basis. There will be a table in the central plaza near the Man/Woman statue with snacks, drinks, t-shirts... more
Starting the week of May 15, construction is due to begin on Baltimore’s newest dedicated bus lane. Starting at the intersection of Baltimore and Arch streets on the west side, the lane will run eastbound to Gay Street. Construction will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. so as not to impact morning or afternoon rush hour traffic. Construction is done on a block by block basis and is dependent upon the weather so the exact date of completion is not known at this time.
Once finished, construction will then move to Fayette Street where a dedicated bus lane running westbound will be added. ... more
With 40 days left until the launch of BaltimoreLink on Sunday, June 18th, MDOT MTA street teams are out in full force informing riders of the changes that are coming.
Since the announcement of Governor Larry Hogan’s BaltimoreLink Transit plan back in October 2015, MDOT MTA staff have been working with riders, community leaders, business leaders, and elected officials to get as much feedback about the new bus system as possible. MTA received more than 4,400 comments and held over 175 workshops and public hearing through a period of three public outreach phases.
Several BaltimoreLink... more
On Saturday, May 6, the police department of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration will be conducting testing for its next class of entry-level recruits. For the first time in its history, the MTA Police will allow persons interested in a career in law enforcement to walk-in and take the test. There’s no advance paperwork or pre-screening that is required. Testing will be conducted at MTA Police Headquarters located at 4701 Mt. Hope Drive in Baltimore starting at 9 a.m. Interested candidates should allow roughly six hours to complete the written,... more
From tokens to smart cards, modern technology means a more convenient way to ride MTA
As a token of our appreciation for supporting MTA and for using public transportation to help keep our environment healthier, we’d like to share a little history with you about how fare media has changed in the past 156 years. Also, we thought you’d enjoy a first look at our brand-new CharmCard coming your way soon.
When public transit started here in July 1859, fares on the Baltimore City Passenger Railway, Baltimore’s first public rail service, were three cents and transfers were an additional three cents... more
We don’t know exactly what day Governor William Donald Schaefer sat at the controls of a Light Rail vehicle for this photo, but we do know that he took his first trip after boarding a test train at Woodberry Stop on November 20, 1991. This trip was taken 27 years after the Metropolitan Transit Authority conducted a study in 1964 over a combined bus, light rail and subway system vs. an all-bus system. At that time, Schaefer was on the Baltimore City Council. Schaefer became Mayor in 1971 and Governor in 1986. Schaefer stepped down from his position as governor on January 18, 1995 after... more
March 17 marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of MTA’s new radio station WTTZ-FM 93.5, which joins MTA’s other station WMVK-FM 107.3 in Perryville. WTTZ-FM 93.5, already playing in all Metro and Light Rail stations, can now be heard in all Maryland MARC Train stations as well. WTTZ-FM 93.5 FM and WMVK-FM 107.3, both featuring smooth jazz formats, are the only area stations in the market that provides frequent transit and traffic reports that include buses, trains and BWI delays.
“Now all MARC Train riders waiting in stations can now hear important news affecting their commute in... more