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10 de julio de 2017
Starting on Tuesday, July 25th until Friday, August 11th, MDOT MTA will partially shut down Light RailLink service between the North Avenue and Camden Yards stops in both directions. Light RailLink service to Penn Station will also be closed. MDOT MTA is doing everything it can to minimize the inconvenience customer will experience during these necessary repairs on the Light RailLink system by providing a “Bus Bridge” along the entire length of the closed sections. Local shuttle buses will stop at each of the affected stations in both directions from North Avenue to Camden Yards. Autobús... more
18 de junio de 2017
BaltimoreLink is finally here! The new transit system for the Baltimore region will change the way thousands of people get to work, school and all of life's opportunities. The new bus system will connect like never before to the Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, MARC Train and other essential transportation services. The revised routes along with dedicated bus lanes and transit signal priority systems that recognize when a bus is near-by will help deliver world-class transit service. BaltimoreLink will also include a dozen high frequency bus routes through the Baltimore City core.  All of... more
31 de mayo de 2017
Baltimore's new bus system launches in just over two weeks. Behind the scenes, countless hours of planning have been underway for the past 18 months. A major component of this has been the training of over 1,000 bus operators. These men and woman are on the front-line of navigating the new routes safely while delivering world-class customer service. MDOT MTA has trained 1,052 bus operators in intensive 3-day new route trainings. After their trainings, an anonymous survey was conducted to gauge the effectiveness of the training and to determine if our operators are ready for what lies ahead.... more
18 de mayo de 2017
1 day from today, on June 18, Baltimore's transit system will change. BaltimoreLink will change the way thousands of people get to work, school and all of life's opportunities. The new bus system will connect like never before to the Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, MARC Train and other essential transportation services. The revised routes along with dedicated bus lanes and transit signal priority systems that recognize when a bus is near-by will help deliver world-class transit service. The system will also include a dozen high frequency bus routes through the Baltimore City core.  MDOT... more
16 de mayo de 2017
MDOT MTA sees bicycling as an important transportation option and a way to help extend the reach of transit by filling the first mile/last mile gaps. As such the MTA is undertaking a variety of different efforts on Bike to Work Day (B2WD) in order to better support and thank our riders that ride a bicycle to transit. MTA will host a Bike to Work Day Pit Stop at Penn Station from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Friday, 19 de mayo de 2017 to thank the 60+ riders that bike to Penn Station on a daily basis. There will be a table in the central plaza near the Man/Woman statue with snacks, drinks, t-shirts... more
12 de mayo de 2017
Starting the week of May 15, construction is due to begin on Baltimore’s newest dedicated bus lane. Starting at the intersection of Baltimore and Arch streets on the west side, the lane will run eastbound to Gay Street. Construction will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. so as not to impact morning or afternoon rush hour traffic. Construction is done on a block by block basis and is dependent upon the weather so the exact date of completion is not known at this time. Once finished, construction will then move to Fayette Street where a dedicated bus lane running westbound will be added. ... more
8 de mayo de 2017
  With 40 days left until the launch of BaltimoreLink on Sunday, June 18th, MDOT MTA street teams are out in full force informing riders of the changes that are coming. Since the announcement of Governor Larry Hogan’s BaltimoreLink Transit plan back in October 2015, MDOT MTA staff have been working with riders, community leaders, business leaders, and elected officials to get as much feedback about the new bus system as possible. MTA received more than 4,400 comments and held over 175 workshops and public hearing through a period of three public outreach phases. Several BaltimoreLink... more
28 de abril de 2017
July 8th, the police department of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration will be conducting testing for its next class of entry-level recruits. The MTA Police will allow persons interested in a career in law enforcement to walk-in and take the test. Testing will be conducted at MTA Police Headquarters located at 4701 Mt. Hope Drive in Baltimore starting at 9 a.m. Interested candidates should allow roughly six hours to complete the written, physical and interview exams plus an oral interview. Candidates are encouraged to wear athletic attire and to bring... more
28 de abril de 2017
On Saturday, May 6, the police department of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration will be conducting testing for its next class of entry-level recruits.  For the first time in its history, the MTA Police will allow persons interested in a career in law enforcement to walk-in and take the test.  There’s no advance paperwork or pre-screening that is required.  Testing will be conducted at MTA Police Headquarters located at 4701 Mt. Hope Drive in Baltimore starting at 9 a.m.  Interested candidates should allow roughly six hours to complete the written,... more
22 de marzo de 2017
From tokens to smart cards, modern technology means a more convenient way to ride MTA As a token of our appreciation for supporting MTA and for using public transportation to help keep our environment healthier, we’d like to share a little history with you about how fare media has changed in the past 156 years. Also, we thought you’d enjoy a first look at our brand-new CharmCard coming your way soon. When public transit started here in July 1859, fares on the Baltimore City Passenger Railway, Baltimore’s first public rail service, were three cents and transfers were an additional three cents... more

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