Major Investment in State of Good Repair Efforts Reflects Agency Commitment to Enhancing Passengers’ Door-to-Door Transit Experience
BALTIMORE, MD (January 4, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland
Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will be replacing both elevators at Mondawmin Metro Subway station. The $4.8 million upgrade of Mondawmin’s elevators represents the agency’s ongoing commitment to preserve and enhance transit infrastructure and the transit experience itself by ensuring safe, dependable service throughout every aspect of the customer’s interaction with MDOT MTA facilities. The construction period is scheduled for on or about January 10, 2022, through Spring 2023.
“Our focus at Mondawmin Station is on prioritizing passenger convenience,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Holly Arnold. “New, more welcoming and more reliable elevators are just one aspect of our determination to bring our riders a transit system that is recognized as safe, modern, reliable – and just as important, equitable for all our riders.”
As a major transit hub for the MDOT MTA system, Mondawmin Station serves a wide range of riders. The new elevators, with their capacity to more reliably handle bicycles, strollers, scooters and the entire range of ADA requirements, have long been recognized within the agency as an important element in delivering a quality transit experience.
During the construction period, elevators that carry passengers from the street to the mezzanine level and then to the platform will remain closed. Station escalators will remain operational, however. Riders needing elevator access can use either the West Cold Spring Metro SubwayLink station and connect with LocalLink 82 to Mondawmin with service operating every 30 – 50 minutes, or the Penn-North Metro SubwayLink station connecting with either the LocalLink 85 or the CityLink Lime to Mondawmin with service operating every 15 – 30 minutes.
MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink Bus service, Commuter Bus, 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 https://www.mta.maryland.gov or check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland, YouTube.com/TheMTAMaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.