April 11, 2017
News for Marc Commuters
Camden Yards MARC Train Station to be Overhauled

passenger boarding a MARC train.
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) recently received a $6 million federal grant to renovate the MARC Train station outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The MTA will partner with the Maryland Stadium Authority on the $7.2 million overhaul of the temporary structure, built nearly 30 years ago. The $6 million comes from the Federal Highway Administration in the form of a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant. Requirements of the TAP grant call for the state to match $1.2 million for the project and advertise project construction within the next two years. In terms of design, the new station will most likely be a one-story structure about the same size as the current station and be complimentary to the warehouse at Camden Yards as well as the historic Camden Station. Penn Station, which serves the MARC Penn Line trains, is also on the verge of undergoing renovations, and Amtrak will pick a developer this summer. The MTA and the City of Aberdeen are also applying for a TAP grant this May to improve the functionality and aesthetics of the Aberdeen MARC Train Station and its surroundings.
MARC Train Wrap Promotes BaltimoreLink

BaltimoreLink wrap on MARC train car
The first ever MARC Train wrap has been on display at Camden Yards since last December. The train wrap is being used to promote BaltimoreLink, Governor Hogan’s transformative transit plan that is debuting June 18. The wrap was applied on MARC 7715, a Nippon Sharyo MARC IIA “trailer” car. The trailer designation indicates that it is not a cab, the type of car used to control the train.
Orioles MARC Wrap Celebrates Light Rail's 25th Anniversary

Oriole's wrap on MARC train car
The second new MARC Train wrap, features an Orioles motif and celebrates the 25th Anniversary of when Light Rail began service on April 2, 1992. The car is due to remain on display at the Stadium throughtout the 2017 baseball season
WTTZ-FM 93.5 Now Heard in Maryland MARC Stations

WTTZ-FM 93.5 Logo
March 17 marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of MTA’s new radio station WTTZ-FM 93.5, which joins MTA’s other station WMVK-FM 107.3 in Perryville. WTTZ-FM 93.5, already playing in all Metro Subway and Light Rail stations, can now be heard in most Maryland MARC Train stations as well. WTTZ-FM 93.5 FM and WMVK-FM 107.3, both featuring smooth jazz formats, are the only area stations in the market that provides frequent transit and traffic reports that include buses, trains and BWI Airport delays. “This expansion of communications to our customers throughout Maryland’s MARC stations supports our statewide reach and our commitment to supply safe, efficient, reliable transit with world-class customer service,” said MTA Manager of Broadcast Operations Marc Jones.
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