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MTA A BEST BET FOR 139th ANNUAL PREAKNESS STAKES

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BALTIMORE, MD (MAY 13, 2014) – The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) encourages Preakness fans to avoid traffic jams and parking hassles by utilizing MTA’s Light Rail, Metro Subway, and Local Bus services to and from Pimlico Race Track on Saturday, May 17, 2014. 

Light Rail service to the Cold Spring Lane Light Rail Stop remains one of the best transit options to the Preakness event.  Take the connecting Shuttle Bus Service from Cold Spring Lane Light Rail Stop to Pimlico Race Track.  Shuttle Bus service operates from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Return Shuttle Bus service runs all day to Cold Spring Lane Light Rail Stop with expanded return service beginning at 6:15 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m.  A $3.50 MTA Day Pass is required for all transit options. 

Preakness Stakes Transit Options

  • From Towson-Lutherville-Timonium-Hunt Valley-Southern PA
    Take Light Rail to the Cold Spring Lane Stop.  Take the connecting Shuttle Bus to Pimlico. 
  • From Glen Burnie-BWI Marshall Airport-Linthicum-Severna Park-Annapolis
    Take Light Rail to the Cold Spring Lane Stop. Take the connecting Shuttle Bus to Pimlico
  • From Downtown Baltimore
    Take Metro Subway from Charles Center or Lexington Market to Rogers Avenue Station. Take the connecting Shuttle Bus to Pimlico.
  • From Owings Mills-Reisterstown-Glyndon-Old Court-Milford Mill
    Take Metro Subway to Rogers Avenue Station.  Take the connecting Shuttle Bus to Pimlico.
  • From Mt. Washington-Falls Road-Cold Spring-Northern Parkway-Cross Keys
    Take Park and Ride Express Bus from Poly-Western High School to Pimlico

For the latest information on MTA service, passengers are urged to check the MTA website at www.mta.maryland.gov.  Customers can also call the MTA Transit Information Contact Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 410-539-5000 or TTY 410-539-3497.  To sign up for email about service modifications and delays, go to www.mta.maryland.gov/enotifications.  Visit MTA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mtamaryland or Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/mtamaryland.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:        

Paulette Austrich             Paul Shepard
Office: 410-767-3936          Office: 410-767-3935
Cell:     443-418-6751         Cell:    443-622-4181 

 

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