Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration Prepares for First Winter Storm of 2017

For Customer and Driver Safety, Mobility/Paratransit Service Will Be Suspended Starting at 8 p.m. Monday, March 13, With Service Expected to Resume at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15

BALTIMORE, MD (MARCH 13, 2017) – As the region braces for the first winter snowstorm of 2017, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is preparing to keep the vast majority of its transit vehicles rolling despite the inclement weather.

To protect the safety of passengers and drivers, the MTA will suspend all Mobility/Paratransit service starting today at 8 p.m. Service is expected to resume at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15.

All MTA Commuter Bus service will be cancelled on Tuesday, March 14. In addition, MARC commuter trains will operate on a reduced “R” schedule.

“At the MTA, the safety of our customers and employees is our first priority,” said MTA Administrator and CEO Paul Comfort. “It’s important that they be prepared, safe and informed. That’s why we’re getting the word out early about our plans for transit – recognizing that these plans may change depending on the severity of the storm.”

Hazardous weather conditions also may impact MTA’s Local Bus, Metro Subway and Light Rail services. For the most up-to-date information on any weather-related changes to MTA services, please visit us at, check us out on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland. Also, tune in to MTA’s Transit Team reports airing on various TV and radio stations in the Baltimore area, including MTA’s radio station, WTTZ-93.5 FM – “The Maryland Transportation Channel.”

Local Bus      

  • Regular service scheduled with possible diversions on Tuesday, March 14.

Metro Subway

  • Regular service scheduled.

Light Rail

  • Regular service scheduled. Ice trains will run throughout this evening and Tuesday, March 14, to keep ice from forming on overhead catenary wires.


  • No Mobility/Paratransit service starting at 8 p.m. today, March 13. Service is expected to resume on Wednesday, March 15, at 6 a.m.

MARC Train

  • Reduced “R” schedule on all three lines on Tuesday, March 14.

Commuter Bus

  • All service will be cancelled on Tuesday, March 14.

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MTA operates Local and Commuter buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. MTA also manages the Taxi Access system, and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, Annapolis, Baltimore City and Ocean City. MDOT is a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent and exceptional transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities. MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit  or, check us out on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.

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