MDOT MTA Providing Free Rides for Veterans and Active-Duty Military on Veterans Day, November 11


Day of Free Transit Honors Service of America’s Military Personnel


BALTIMORE, MD (November 8, 2021)The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will offer free transit rides for all U.S. military veterans, active-duty military and members of the National Guard and Reserves on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021. Offering a day of free, unlimited transit rides on Local Bus, Metro Subway, Light Rail, MARC Train and Commuter Bus is a way to honor the commitment and service of America’s military personnel.


“For a third consecutive year, MDOT MTA is proud to have veterans and military personnel ride for free on Veterans Day,” said MDOT MTA Acting Administrator Holly Arnold. “Offering a free day of transit is a small token of MDOT MTA’s appreciation for our military members service and sacrifice.”


Free transit rides will be available on MDOT MTA Local Bus, Metro SubwayLink, Light RailLink, MARC Train and Commuter Bus. To qualify for a free ride, active and retired military members will need to show an ID under one of three classifications:

  • U.S. Department of Defense issued ID (Armed Forces/Uniformed Services/Military Retiree);
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued ID;
  • Maryland MVA Veteran designation on a driver’s license or state ID.

While military personnel can ride for free on Veterans Day, customers are reminded that the CharmPass mobile ticketing app provides convenient ticketing solutions for all riders. For schedule information and to plan a trip, visit Riders can also download the Transit app for free in the Google Play or App store to see real-time bus arrival information.


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Description automatically generatedMDOT 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. As a participating agency in APTA’s Health and Safety Commitment Program, MDOT MTA is dedicated to keeping our employees and passengers safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, visit or check us out on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.


Media Contacts
Brittany Marshall
Office: 410-767-8367
Cell: 443-970-0424

Paul Shepard
Office: 410-767-3935
Cell: 443-622-4181


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