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N. Howard Street & Lexington Street Closures Cause Partial Light RailLink Suspension of Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Free Bus Bridge Will Transport Passengers Between North Avenue and Convention Center

BALTIMORE, MD (December 2, 2018) – Due to sinkholes at the intersection of N. Howard and Lexington Streets, Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the closure of roads in the Central Business District. N. Howard Street is closed between Fayette and Saratoga Streets and W. Lexington is closed between Eutaw Street and Park Avenue. Until Baltimore City DOT completes the required road infrastructure repairs, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will need to temporarily suspend Light RailLink service between the North Avenue and Convention Center stations. A free bus bridge has been put in place to accommodate passengers and will stop at all impacted stations.

"The safety of our riders is our first priority," said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. "“We look forward to Baltimore City DOT promptly completing these repairs so we can restore full service quickly and minimize the impact on our riders."

In addition to the bus bridge which will serve North Avenue, Mt. Royal/MICA, Cultural Center, Mt. Vernon, Lexington Market, Baltimore Arena, and Convention Center, Transit Ambassadors will be at the affected stations to assist passengers plan their route. MDOT MTA will continue to keep our riders informed through station announcements, social media, the MDOT MTA website and e-alert notification system. Passengers can also call the Transit Information Contact Center at 410.539.5000.

MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, MARC Train service and a comprehensive Mobility paratransit system. MDOT 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
Office: 410-767-8367
Cell: 443-835-7984
sarnette@mta.maryland.gov(link sends e-mail)

Paul Shepard
Office: 410-767-3935
Cell: 443-622-4181
pshepard@mta.maryland.gov

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