Celebrate the Season Aboard the MDOT MTA Holiday Bus



Receive a Free Ride and Track Santa with the Transit App


BALTIMORE, MD (DECEMBER 2, 2019) – Continuing a 41-year tradition to help spread holiday cheer and goodwill, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will offer free rides on its Holiday Bus, featuring Santa Claus and his elves. The Holiday Bus will operate weekdays on various CityLink and LocalLink bus routes beginning Monday, December 2, through Friday, December 20. Passengers will receive candy canes and greetings from Santa, and will enjoy festive holiday music during the ride.


“During the holidays, we look forward to thanking our customers and wishing them the best of the season,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “There’s something magical about the Holiday Bus that assures big smiles for everyone who’s lucky enough to catch one.”


Although Santa cannot reveal the exact location and schedule of the Holiday Bus, MDOT MTA customers can track it using the Transit App, which provides real-time information for CityLink, LocalLink, Express BusLink buses, along with Commuter Bus across the region. For information on the Transit App and details for free downloading, go to mta.maryland.gov/transit.


Customers can also follow MDOT MTA on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and on Twitter @mtamaryland for clues on where the Holiday Bus will be located each day.


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.

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