Take Transit to Baltimore’s Fourth of July Festivities


Transit App and CharmPass Mobile Ticketing Make MDOT MTA the Best Travel Choice


BALTIMORE, MD (JUNE 27, 2019) – With a wide variety of Independence Day events planned in and around Baltimore on July 4, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) encourages everyone to leave vehicles at home and take public transportation to the festivities. MDOT MTA provides riders with safe, reliable and affordable transportation to help them enjoy the holiday.


“By taking transit to Fourth of July events, customers can save on gas while avoiding traffic congestion and parking hassles,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “We encourage riders to use CharmPass to purchase their fares. This app gives the whole family access to their purchased fares on one device.”


Riders can use CharmPass, the official mobile ticketing app for MDOT MTA, for fast and easy access to fares, and the Transit app to track their bus in real time. Both the CharmPass and Transit apps are free to download in app stores. The following modified schedule will be in effect Thursday, July 4, 2019.


CityLink and LocalLink:  Sunday/Holiday schedule.                           


Metro SubwayLink:  Sunday/Holiday schedule.


Light RailLink:  Sunday/Holiday schedule. Light RailLink will operate one hour after the Baltimore fireworks display at the Inner Harbor.


MARC Train:  Penn Line will operate on a Saturday schedule. There will be no service July 4 on the Brunswick or Camden lines.

Commuter Bus:  No service except Bus Route 201, which will operate on a Weekend/Holiday schedule.
MobilityLink:     Holiday schedule. All standing rides canceled. Customers must call the MobilityLink Call Center to reschedule July 4 rides.


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, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (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.

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