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If you’re arriving at BWI, the airport shuttle offers convenient transportation to homes, hotels and businesses in
the area and throughout Maryland.
The shuttle service tracks the status
of each flight and train and has a
van waiting when passengers arrive. Reservations can be made easily through the website ( You can choose a car, limousine or van and receive a price quote before completing your reservation.
From Linthicum or Odenton, commuters can ride the MARC train to New Carrollton, where they can then connect to Metrorail, a six-line subway system that serves Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. There are 91 stations on the Metro, as it is known colloquially, and
the layout makes it possible to travel between any two stations with no more than a single transfer.
Metrorail opens at 5 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends and runs until midnight daily. Complete schedules and a fare guide are available at
For information about local bus routes and commuter bus service to and from the area, visit regional-transit.
For those commuting from the Washington region, the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) offers the B-30 bus, a direct connection between the Greenbelt Metro station (in Prince George’s County on the Green Line) and BWI Airport. For more information, visit
Maryland has 40 convenient Park & Ride lots where commuters can leave their cars in spacious lots and board a luxurious coach to their destination. For information on local routes and Park & Ride locations, visit the MTA website at
The Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland (RTA) operates fixed-route bus service between Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties and Laurel
in a transportation partnership that began in 2014. A map of the system and schedules are on the website (transitrta. com). Tickets can be purchased online.
The Annapolis Regional Transportation Management Authority (ARTMA) links residents and visitors with bus and circulator service within Annapolis. ARTMA’s website ( can map your commute from Annapolis to D.C. or Baltimore and to other destinations within Anne Arundel County.
The BWI Business Partnership
( offers an online resource for ridesharing, matching potential riders so they can form car and van pools. BWI Business Partnership also works through Commuter Connections (commuterconnections. org), which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, to organize ride-matching partnerships for travelers throughout
the greater Washington area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore
City, Baltimore County and other areas of Maryland.
Developed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, this system is powered by Google Maps. It provides a comprehensive look at transit options, telework centers and other vital information for the regional commuter. In the event of
a midday emergency or a situation where a ride-share member must
stay late at work, the Guaranteed Ride Home program provides free and reliable transportation. The program offers a ride home up to four times
a year for unexpected crises like a personal illness or a sick child.
A one-stop travel information resource, MeadeRide ( connects commuters to Fort Meade with information about transportation options. Local counties and agencies, such as Fort Meade, the National Security Agency and the Maryland Department of Transportation,
support the service to make sure that employees and regular commuters have up-to-date information. 
            Commuter Resources
Current and comprehensive lists of commuter resources are available at the
BWI Business Partnership ( and the Fort Meade Alliance ( websites. The sites contain downloadable maps and brochures of travel options throughout the region.
Another option is the Transportation Resource Information Planner (TRIP), an all-inclusive website detailing transportation options in the Baltimore metropolitan region ( In addition to its internet resources, TRIP operates a customer-service hotline ready to answer all of your questions: 1-877-331-TRIP (8747).
The Maryland Transit Administration is Central Maryland’s largest transportation system. Its services include Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) trains, the
Light Rail trains and an extensive mass transit bus network. The organization’s website ( has up-to-date information to help you plan your trip. You can purchase your commuter pass from the online store and receive information on the quickest route and the current status of buses and trains. 27

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