New traffic pattern to be implemented for drivers at...

BWI DIGEST

January 14, 2002

New traffic pattern to be implemented for drivers at airport

Drivers who are picking up or dropping off travelers at Baltimore-Washington International Airport should expect a new traffic pattern at the end of this month.

Starting Jan. 31, customers will follow airport road signs to a new upper-level ramp to the airline departure entrances. Customers needing to return to the airport will use Route 170 to reach Interstate 195 east, which leads to the airport terminal. Drivers should then follow signs to the upper or lower levels, departure and arrival areas. The new traffic pattern is expected to last through October.

Bus service links BWI to Washington Metro stop

People heading to Washington can now use the BWI Express Metro bus (Route B30) from the lower level of BWI's international pier or the BWI Business District Light Rail Station to the Greenbelt Metro station. A one-way trip is $2 or $1.15 plus a rail-to-bus transfer of 90 cents on the return trip.

The bus service is offered seven days a week, every 40 minutes in both directions. The first bus leaves from the BWI Business District at 6:52 a.m., and from BWI at 7 a.m., and arrives at Greenbelt at 7:32 a.m. for connections with Metro trains to Washington. The last train leaves Greenbelt for BWI at 10 p.m.

The bus service uses a direct route along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to Interstate 195. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority maintains timetables and other information online at www.wmata.com.

Early-morning routes added to BWI bus service

Anne Arundel and Howard County residents have additional transit connections to Baltimore through BWI Airport.

Two new early-morning routes have been added to the Maryland Transit Administration No. 17 bus schedule, carrying passengers between the University of Maryland Transit Center and the BWI Business District and the BWI terminal.

Buses leave the University of Maryland Transit Center in Baltimore at 3:23 a.m. and 4:23 a.m. and arrive about 20 minutes later at the BWI Business District stop at Route 170 (Aviation Boulevard) and Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum. The buses continue to the airport, arriving at 3:50 a.m. and 4:50 a.m. respectively.

Information or to request a free timetable: 410-539-5000 or www. mtamaryland.com.

BWI reopens 1,500 spaces for short-term parking

BWI has reopened the nearly 1,500 parking spaces inside its short-term parking garage that were fenced off for security reasons after the terrorist attacks Sept. 11. The garage, in front of the terminal, contains 4,600 spaces.

After a security review, the Federal Aviation Administration approved reopening the spaces. A national FAA directive had prohibited parking within 300 feet of the terminal.

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