Maryland Transit Administration’s Light Rail Service Resumes:

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration had announced the resumption of Light Rail service, effective December 23. Service was temporarily suspended to facilitate emergency inspection of the entire Light Rail vehicle fleet on Friday, December 8. Following recent inspections that identified potential issues with punctured conduits on Light Rail vehicles, the Maryland Transit Administration worked closely with its contractor to complete an accelerated inspection and correction plan.

With light rail service resuming on Saturday, shuttle buses that have operated between light rail stations will no longer be in operation. As light rail transitions back to full service, some travel delays may occur. For additional information and real time updates, visit the Maryland Transit Administration website or use the Transit App to track light rail arrivals and departures. As a courtesy to riders, Light Rail service will be free until January 2, 2024.

Additionally, the Maryland Transit Administration has applied for $225 million in federal grant opportunities to support further investment in the Light Rail system. The Rail Vehicle Replacement grant program would directly support the procurement of an entirely new fleet of modern light rail vehicles.

-via Press Release


This article was posted on: December 27, 2023