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Baltimore is Getting a New Bus Line from Bayview to Sparrows Point

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Photo by Scott218, via Wikimedia Commons

A new MTA line is in the works to get Baltimoreans to and from the growing Tradepoint Atlantic development at Sparrows Point.

Stretch of Light Rail System to Shut Down for 18 Days of Repairs After Artscape

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The inside of an MTA light rail car. Photo by Payton Chung, via Wikimedia Commons.

State transportation officials are preparing to close down seven light rail stops in the city starting next Tuesday in order to make some major repairs.

MTA: BaltimoreLink Bus Lanes Already Saving Riders Time Moving Through Downtown

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Photo by Scott218, via Wikimedia Commons

One week out from the launch of BaltimoreLink, the state says its $135 million revamped bus system is already saving time for buses slogging through downtown.

MTA Bus Crashes into Pawn Shop One Hour Before Ceremony Announcing Rollout of BaltimoreLink

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Photo via MTA

A Maryland Transit Administration bus today crashed into a Southwest Baltimore pawn shop about an hour before city and state officials celebrated the rollout of the agency’s revamped new bus system at a press conference in West Baltimore.

BaltimoreLink’s Rollout Brings Two Weeks of Free Public Transit in Baltimore

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Photo via MTA

In an effort to get butts in the seats and show off its expanding, revitalized city bus system, the state is offering two weeks of free bus, light rail and Metro rides in Baltimore starting June 18.

Top Stories: War Memorial Lighting Fix Planned, A Home with Southern Charm in North Roland Park, Documentary About Baltimore Step Team Praised at Sundance

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Our most popular story this week was Ed Gunts’ coverage of a planned restoration project for Baltimore’s 92-year-old War Memorial Building at 101 N. Gay Street. Ed Gunts reported in his Urban Landscape column that the historic building is set to receive a simple makeover when the city removes the soundproofing covering the interior glass windows. Once that’s finished, natural light can flood into Memorial Hall and let its design truly shine.

Here were our other most-read stories from Saturday, Jan. 21 through today:

MARC Adding More Bike Cars in 2017

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MTA bike car

There’s going to be more room to bring your bike when riding the rails to DC.