The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation, and one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MTA operates Local and Commuter Buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. MTA also manages the Taxi Access system, and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, Baltimore City, Annapolis and Ocean City.
MARC Tracker Undergoes a Complete Makeover
MDOT MTA's MARC Tracker recently has undergone a complete makeover. Maryland Transit Times host Amy Freedmen talked with MARC Train Cheif Transportation Officer David Johnson about the new updates and integration of MARC Tracker to the Transit app.
Baltimore County Farmers Market
The Baltimore County Farmers Market is considered an essential food source by the MD Department of Agriculture and is open every Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM now until October 28th at the Maryland State Fair Grounds. "Our market offers high-quality, fresh from the farm produce, flowers and more," said Baltimore County Farmers Market Manager Bill Langlotz. To hear the full interview on Maryland Transit Times with Amy Freeman, click on the link below. To get to the market on transit, take Light RailLink to Timonium Fairgrounds. Also, a friendly reminder to help us continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face-covering.
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is Now Open
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is one of Baltimore’s best weekend traditions and is open every Sunday from 7:00 AM to Noon now until December 20th. After a brief delay from their scheduled opening in April, the market has undergone changes to provide a safe shopping experience for its customers and vendors. According to Samuel Hanson from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), face masks are required to enter the market. They have also redesigned the vendor's layout to provide enough space between the vendors as well as customers. To hear the full podcast with our new Maryland Transit Times host Amy Freedman, click on the SoundCloud link below or hear us on iTunes Podcast: Maryland Transit Times.
To get to the market, you can take CityLink Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, or LocalLink 54.
Maryland Transit Times: Theresa Laster
Theresa Laster joined MDOT MTA back when the agency was called the Mass Transit Administration in 1974 and she is the longest-serving female employee. A lot has changed since Theresa joined MDOT MTA as a bus operator, from no power steering on buses to Light RailLink and SubwayLink services. Theresa has seen it all in the 45 years she’s been at MDOT MTA. #MDOTStories
Maryland Transit Times: Addielicious Walk to Help
The Addielicious Walk to Help, family fun walk will be held on Saturday, March 28th at the Towson Town Center Mall to raise awareness and support for epilepsy through the Stroup Kids For Kids Epilepsy Foundation. The event starts at 9:00 AM and will take place inside the mall. To learn more about the event, visit their website http://stroupkidsforkids.org/walktohelp. To get to the mall by bus, take CityLink Red, Green, LocalLink 36, 51 or 93.
Maryland Transit Times: Baltimore Streetcar Museum
Before there were light rails trains and buses in Baltimore, streetcars enables residents to travel from one end of the city to the other. And even though the street car system ended in 1963 its rich history is still with us.
The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is dedicated to preserving the city’s public transit history and if you are interested in learning more about this wonderful museum, visit http://www.baltimorestreetcar.org. To get to the museum, take CityLink Green, Silver, LocalLink 51, and 95.
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