MDOT MTA is investing $43 million in our core service area through the Fast Forward: Customer Experience Enhancement Project, accelerating projects that create a transit system that is more reliable, accessible, and easier to use.

Funded by the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Fast Forward improvements are targeted for final design by the end of 2023 and construction or installation in 2024.

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Bus Stops & Shelters
  • Construct approximatey 45 new bus shelters across the Baltimore region
  • Upgrade 200+ bus stops in transit-dependent communities to be ADA accessible
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  • Install and update wayfinding signs at all Light Rail Stations
  • Create a more accessible station at Charles Center by updating wayfinding signs and markings based on recommendations from an inclusive outreach process
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Real-Time Information Signs

Install new solar powered "e-paper" signs at 27 bus stops that will display real-time bus arrival times

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Dedicated Bus Lanes

Reduce travel times and get customers to their destinations faster by installing dedicated bus lanes (or DBLs) in corridors with high transit demand

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Pilot Dedicated Bus Lanes

DBLs will be piloted with new signage and striping:

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Permanent Dedicated Bus Lanes

Red Paint will create permanent DBLs lanes on:

  • Pratt St / Lombard St
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Bike Parking

Add bike racks so that there is bike parking available at every MDOT MTA rail station, making it more convenient to access transit via bicycle

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War Memorial Transit Hub

Improve the bus transit hub near the War Memorial Building to provide additional layover and bus space and add amenities for waiting passengers

Project Locations

The map below shows the locations of current and future projects under the MDOT MTA Fast Forward program. Click on the image for a hi-res version. A PDF version of the map is available from this link (8MB).

Fast Forward project map showing locations of current and future endeavors