Garage to open at BWI rail station $7.2 million facility will have 1,100 spaces

April 27, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A five-level garage is scheduled to open in early June at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport rail station, quadrupling the existing parking space at the station that has become increasingly popular with both MARC and Amtrak commuters over the past year.

The $7.2 million facility, which has been under construction since September 1994, will provide 1,100 spaces. The 300 spaces on the rail station's existing surface lot are frequently filled early on weekdays.

Unlike the surface lot, where parking is free, the garage will cost motorists. Mass Transit Administration officials have not set a rate yet.

Many airport passengers now travel to BWI by taking the train to the rail station, with shuttle bus service running to the main terminal every 20 minutes. The new parking lot is not intended for airport users; it was built for rail commuters.

About 1,000 riders board 36 MARC trains each weekday at the BWI station, according to the MTA.

Pub Date: 4/27/96

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