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June 11, 2014

Amtrak, Md. MTA add new electronic signage

The $1.8 million project, which began in July 2013 and was completed this May, was co-funded by Amtrak and the MTA through the Joint Benefits Agreement between the two agencies.


May 15, 2014

Md. MTA adds next-train arrival technology

The $1.1 million system includes the installation of GPS antennas, cellular modems, specialized software and computers on all 53 light rail vehicles.


March 24, 2014

Md. MTA Purple Line receives Fed environmental approval

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.


January 9, 2014

Md. selects 4 teams to submit RFPs for rail expansion

Representatives of state and county agencies, including Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, evaluated six statements of qualifications according to a solicitation plan.


January 6, 2014

Local circulator, college shuttles fill in Md. transit gaps

Although taxpayers are contributing to both the state, city bus systems, officials say they had to create more routes and reliable service than the MTA was providing.


November 26, 2013

Baltimore breaks ground on $140M bus facility

Will replace the Maryland Transit Administration’s aging Kirk Avenue bus maintenance garage, which was built in 1947. The new facility will include two energy-efficient buildings that allow for improved maintenance and storage of approximately 175 buses.


October 14, 2013

Amtrak, Md. MTA complete bathroom accessibility renovation

Included new fixtures and more accessible stalls. The agencies will invest $2.2 million more over the next 18 months on station upgrades, including a new ADA-compliant passenger information display system.


July 11, 2013

Md. MTA to continue some commuter service

The decision follows vocal support from more than 100 passengers and elected officials, who testified or offered written comments in support of the service, during a series of public hearings held in early June.


May 29, 2013

Md. MTA MARC train sets monthly ridership mark

Ridership on the system was up 4.3% overall compared to the same month last year, with the MARC Penn Line leading the surge.


May 16, 2013

Md. MTA adding 10 New Flyer diesel-electric artics

The new additions expand MTA’s fleet of 60-foot Xcelsior hybrid buses to a total of 52 and will be on the street in time for the Preakness Stakes this weekend.


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