FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CharmPass and Transit App Make Travel Easy for Families
Enjoying Festivities at the Timonium Fairgrounds
BALTIMORE, MD (AUGUST 22, 2019) – From the midway to food booths, the Maryland State Fair in Timonium is a summer attraction for the whole family, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) is offering a fast, convenient, affordable way to get there. MDOT MTA’s Light RailLink, CityLink/LocalLink Bus and Metro SubwayLink all offer connections to the fun-filled event, running Thursday, August 22 through Labor Day, September 2.
“Marylanders know the State Fair provides the best times of the summer, so we’re thrilled that customers can save on gas and avoid traffic congestion by taking transit,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “We encourage bus riders to download the Transit app to plan their trip and use CharmPass mobile ticketing app to purchase fares to the fairgrounds.”
Here’s how you can travel to the festivities at the Maryland State Fair using MDOT MTA transit:
Passengers can board any Light RailLink train for a quick ride to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The last northbound and southbound Light RailLink trains will leave the Fairgrounds at 11 p.m. each day of the fair.
On Sunday, August 25, Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2, Light RailLink service will be extended beyond normal Sunday and Labor Day service. Trains will operate hourly, on the hour, after normal service hours until 11 pm.
Fairgoers can take LocalLink 93 to the Timonium Fairgrounds stop on Greenspring Drive, just a short walk to the fair entrance. From downtown Baltimore take the CityLink Red at Baltimore and Green streets to the Lutherville Light RailLink stop, then transfer to LocalLink 93. Passengers can also use LocalLink 52 from North Avenue, and LocalLink 53 from State Center Metro Station to Macy’s at Towson Town Center on Dulaney Valley Road, then transfer to LocalLink 93.
Customers can take Metro SubwayLink to the State Center/Cultural Center Station, walk one block to the Cultural Center Light RailLink stop, then take Light RailLink northbound directly to the Fairgrounds.
Neighbors from the Washington, D.C. area can ride MDOT MTA transit to Baltimore by taking MARC Train weekend service to Penn Station, where Light RailLink service is available. Please check the schedule of MARC Train weekend service at mta.maryland.gov/marc-train.
For more information on MDOT MTA services, check the MDOT MTA website at mta.maryland.gov. Customers also can call the MDOT MTA Transit Information Contact Center Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 410-539-5000, TTY 410-539-3497.
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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