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Ride Maryland Department of Transportation’s MTA to the African American Festival

Avoid the Hassle of Traffic Congestion and Parking Fees; Let
Thursday, June 30, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD (JUNE 30, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) encourages African American Festival attendees to avoid traffic jams and parking hassles by riding MTA’s Light Rail, Metro Subway and Local Bus services to and from the Camden Yards Sports & Entertainment Complex on Saturday and Sunday,  July 2-3, 2016. 

The two-day festival will take place at the sports complex located at Lots B and C between M & T Bank Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Baltimore's festival of African-American music and culture has been a regional tradition for more than 30 years. The annual event draws more than 300,000 visitors and offers an extensive selection of entertainment, cultural exhibits, contests, financial empowerment activities, health screenings and educational opportunities.

The fare for all local MTA services is $1.70 one-way, $3.40 round trip and $4 for a Day Pass, which includes unlimited travel on MTA Local Bus, Light Rail and Metro Subway for that day.

Best Transit Options to the African American Festival:

  • From Towson – Lutherville – Timonium – Hunt Valley – Southern PA
    Take Light Rail to the Hamburg Street Station adjacent to M&T Bank Stadium. 
  • From Glen Burnie – BWI Marshall Airport – Linthicum – Severna Park – Annapolis
    Take Light Rail to the Hamburg Street Station adjacent to M&T Bank Stadium.
  • From Baltimore - Take any Local Bus that stops near the Camden Yards Sports & Entertainment Complex:
    Bus Nos. 1, 3, 7, 11, 19, 27, 35 and 64.
  • From Owings Mills – Reisterstown – Glyndon – Old Court – Milford Mill
    Take Metro Subway to Lexington Market or Charles Center Station then walk to the Camden Yards Sports & Entertainment Complex.

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MTA operates Local and Commuter buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. MTA also manages the Taxi Access system, and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, Annapolis, Baltimore City and Ocean City. MDOT is a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent and exceptional transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities. MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit mdot.maryland.gov or mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.

MEDIA CONTACTS:          

Sandy Arnette                                                   Paul Shepard
410-767-8367  office                                          410-767-3935  office         
443-835-7984  cell                                             443-622-4181  cell
sarnette@mta.maryland.gov                             pshepard@mta.maryland.gov 

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