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Ride Maryland Department of Transportation's MTA to Inauguration Day

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARC Train Tickets on sale for limited special MARC Train service; Special schedules will be in effect Jan. 20

BALTIMORE, MD (January 3, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration is selling commemorative tickets for the limited special MARC Train service to the Presidential Inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017.

The roundtrip Day Pass tickets will be available for $20 on all Penn Line and Brunswick Line trains departing Maryland stations and $30 from Brunswick Line stations in West Virginia (Martinsburg, Duffields and Harpers Ferry.) Day Pass tickets can be purchased at commuterdirect.com starting January 3, 2017

The MTA will be running a special schedule with trains operating into Washington D.C. in the morning only and returning from Washington D.C. in the evening only. Regular weekday schedules will not be in effect and there will be no Camden Line service January 20.

Please note that tickets purchased online are not E-tickets and must be mailed.  The deadline for ordering tickets online is January 10.  Day Pass tickets will be available for sale at Odenton and Frederick stations up to Inauguration Day pending availability.

MARC weekly and monthly multi-ride tickets will be honored and passengers may also purchase regular one-way tickets.  Schedules for Inauguration Day trains can be viewed at
https://mta.maryland.gov/content/inauguration-2017-marc-schedules-and-information

On Inauguration Day, trains will not stop at Bowie, Seabrook, or New Carrollton on the Penn Line and Rockville, Garrett Park, Kensington, or Silver Spring on the Brunswick Line.  Passengers needing those stops should use Washington Metrorail.

All seating is on a first-come first-served basis and there will not be any reserved seating.

While every passenger on the trains will need a ticket for passage, regular MARC tickets will be accepted for all rides on all MARC trains on Inauguration Day. When trains reach a safe capacity, boarding will be stopped and passengers will be required to wait for the next train.

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
Office: 410-767-8367    Office: 410-767-3935
Cell: 443-835-7984       Cell: 443-622-4181

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