MTA Adds More Bike Cars, Electric Car Charging Stations

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The MTA is adding more ways to link transit with green transportation once your train ride is complete. The MARC picked up some new bike cars over the weekend, and there are new (free!) electric car charging stations coming this week.

The MARC started adding bike cars on the Penn weekend line late last year, and the service proved so popular that they’re adding a second bike car. Now, riders can store their bikes on six round trips on Saturday, and six on Sunday.

To encourage people who use transit to drive eco-friendly electric cars, the state is adding vehicle charging spots at eight different stations. Here’s where they’re being added:

  • Cromwell/Glen Burnie (Light Rail) with two parking spaces and capacity for four more
  • Lutherville (Light Rail) with two parking spaces and capacity for four more
  • North Linthicum (Light Rail) with two parking spaces and capacity for four more
  • Milford Mill (Metro Subway) with two parking spaces and capacity for four more
  • Halethorpe (MARC Penn Line) with two parking spaces and capacity for four more
  • Monocacy (MARC Brunswick Line) with two parking spaces and capacity for four more
  • Muirkirk (MARC Camden Line) with two parking spaces and capacity for four more
  • West Baltimore (MARC Penn Line) with three parking spaces

With Gov. Hogan’s Red Line decision¬†indicating that more mass transit isn’t coming to Baltimore soon, looking to existing eco-friendly forms of transportation can help reduce pollution. There’s obviously a cost barrier, as electric cars still only make up about one percent of the cars on the road in Maryland.



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