FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cycling Enthusiasts Can Transport Full-Sized Bicycles Seamlessly Between
Local Bus, Light Rail, Metro Subway and MARC Train
BALTIMORE, MD (May 13, 2019) – To help raise awareness and show support for those who ride bicycles as part of their commute, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) is celebrating Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, with a pit stop event at Penn Station from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cyclists will be offered refreshments, schedules and educational materials. Those interested in participating should register at biketoworkmd.com by May 15.
“Bicycling is a clean, fun and healthy way for our riders to get to Local Bus, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink or MARC Train,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn.
The Penn Station event is one of many MDOT MTA is planning to celebrate Bike to Work Day. The agency will also have Bike-n-Ride displays at the State Highway Administration Headquarters at 707 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, and at other locations around the state. These displays show riders how to use the bike racks that are located on MDOT MTA’s local buses and many other locally operated bus systems around Maryland.
To support MARC Train riders on Bike to Work Day, the Penn Line will also run seven additional northbound and five additional southbound trains equipped with bike racks. MDOT MTA will host an information table at the Frederick MARC Station, and the Brunswick Line will offer Bike Cars on two morning eastbound departures and two evening westbound departures. Bike Cars will also serve the Camden Line to Washington, D.C., with one northbound and one southbound departure in the morning and afternoon. To find the complete MARC schedule visit mtamaryland.gov.
MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, MARC Train service and a comprehensive Mobility paratransit system. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit mdot.maryland.gov or mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.