March 24, 2014
The FTA’s ROD marks the end of a thorough and extensive process to identify and then avoid, minimize or mitigate possible impacts to communities, historic buildings and natural resources such as parks, wetlands, streams and trees.
November 7, 2013
A single private partner will be responsible for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the project, as well as providing up to $900 million in private financing.
March 6, 2013
This step makes the first major expansion of the Baltimore region’s transit network since the early 1990’s eligible for future federal approvals and funding.
August 28, 2012
The pace bus is one of 215 hybrid diesel-electric buses purchased by the MTA. That number will grow by 53 in the next year following Gov. Martin O’Malley’s approval of the purchase of additional hybrids and a commitment to convert the entire MTA fleet to hybrids.
June 21, 2012
The new buses feature ergonomic passenger seating, an advanced video surveillance system, wider exit doors, LED lighting, and tip-in windows for improved air circulation and passenger safety. The first of this latest round of hybrid buses will be on the street in September 2012, with the final bus scheduled for delivery February 2013.
June 28, 2011
The light rail line, expected to be completed in 2020, will carry 57,000 riders per day in 2030 and cost approximately $1.8 billion in Year 2010 dollars. Accounting for inflation, the cost is approximately $2.2 billion.
June 10, 2009
Falls Road Light Rail station improvements include increasing parking capacity from 97 spaces to 197 spaces as well as new lighting, landscaping and signs.
April 20, 2009
With the approval of two contracts totaling nearly $20 million, the Maryland Transit Administration will soon begin improvements to the Baltimore Metro Subway by overhauling train wheel assemblies and installing a new public address system at stations.
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