MDOT MTA Riders Offered Free Transit Service June 18-30
The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will offer two weeks of free transit rides June 18 through June 30 as part of the official launch of BaltimoreLink. Free rides will be offered on Local Bus, Express Bus, Light Rail and Metro Subway.
BaltimoreLink is Governor Larry Hogan Administration’s multi-phase plan to create an interconnected transit system by redesigning the entire local and express bus systems throughout Baltimore. It adds 12 new high-frequency, color-coded bus routes to improve connections to jobs and to MARC Train, Metro Subway and Light Rail. BaltimoreLink transforms Baltimore’s half-a-century-old and outdated transit network with implementation of bus-only dedicated lanes, installation of transit signal priority, construction of a transfer hub network, rebranding and replacement of more than 5,000 transit signs, expanded commuter bus service, new shared bicycle availability, access to car-sharing options and more.
“We are committed to transforming our transit system to better connect our riders to jobs and our various transit modes to help ease congestion in the Baltimore area,” said MDOT MTA Administrator and CEO Paul Comfort. “We encourage everyone to try our new system by riding free of charge for the first two weeks. This new system will be a dramatic improvement that will give residents choices to leave their cars at home and ease congestion on our streets.”
During MDOT MTA’s free fare period June 18 through June 30, the June monthly pass and all CharmCard® 31-day passes will be half-price. These reduced fare passes can be purchased May 25 through June 24. During this time, weekly passes will not be sold. Half-price fares will be offered at all MDOT MTA ticket vending machines, through online ticket sales, at the MDOT MTA Transit Store and at all walk-in MDOT MTA ticket vendors.
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