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Mta Administrator Paul J. Wiedefeld Cycles With

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MTA ADMINISTRATOR PAUL J. WIEDEFELD CYCLES WITH

BALTIMORE MAYOR SHEILA DIXON

Health benefits of bicycling, using Light Rail as gateway to area trails promoted

 

(BALTIMORE, MD) – Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Administrator Paul J. Wiedefeld joined Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon and others today to promote the health and environmental benefits of combining bicycling and Light Rail travel in and around downtown Baltimore.

 

“Many points of interest are located at or within an easy bike ride of our 33 Light Rail stations from Glen Burnie to Hunt Valley,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, MTA Administrator. “Bicycling and using the Light Rail are not only healthy and affordable alternatives, these travel choices help the environment too.”

 

Light Rail also provides easy access to major trails and greenways including the National Central Railroad Train near the Hunt Valley station, the Gwynns Falls trail near the Hamburg Street station, the BWI train near the BWI Business Park station and the Baltimore and Annapolis trail near the Cromwell Station.

 

This morning’s route began at City Hall where the group rode just over a half-mile to the Lexington Light Rail station. At that location, they transferred their bicycles onto Light Rail and rode three stops to the Mt. Royal Light Rail station disembarking to continue their bicycle ride through Charles Village. The six-mile route returned them to City Hall.

 

Bicycles are permitted on all Light Rail trains. Light Rail service is available between Hunt Valley and BWI Marshall Airport, Timonium and Cromwell/Glen Burnie, Mt. Royal and Penn Station and is operates 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. For more information on MTA services, schedules and fares, please call 410-539-5000 or 1-866-RIDE-MTA, or visit . TTY for people who are hearing and/or speech impaired is

410-539-3497.

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