Start Date:

06/21/2021 4:17 PM

End Date:

09/03/2021 11:55 PM


MDOT MTA is legislatively-mandated to increase fares for MARC and Commuter Bus every five years under the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, which was approved by the Maryland General Assembly. Under the 2013 state law, fares for Commuter Bus and MARC were last reviewed in 2015 and had been scheduled for 2020 but were delayed due to the pandemic under an executive order from Governor Hogan.

The law mandates that when the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increases over the prior five years, MDOT MTA must increase MARC Train and Commuter Bus fares to the nearest dollar. Based on the legislatively mandated formula, MARC and Commuter Bus one-way fares will increase $1 effective June 27, 2021. Fares on these services vary by zone. Riders can find information for specific routes at The surcharge for MARC Train fares originating or ending in West Virginia remains unchanged.

Public transit offers a great value for consumers and MDOT MTA monthly fare passes remain a cost-effective option when compared to regular rates. MDOT MTA continues to make significant investments in state of good repair projects to ensure the transit system remains a reliable transportation option for the region.

MDOT MTA's proposed fall service changes include improved fare options for customers to match riders' post-pandemic modified commute and travel patterns. New three- and 10-day fare passes would be available for Local Bus, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Commuter Bus and MARC Train. Available through CharmPass app, the passes may be used on consecutive or non-consecutive days, will be valid up to 12 months after the date of purchase, and will be discounted about 15% from a single day pass. For details, go to .

Thank you for riding MARC Train.

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