May 15, 2009
Light Rail service * Take Light Rail to the Cold Spring Lane stop. * Take the connecting shuttle bus to the track. Shuttle bus service ends at 2 p.m. * Return service begins at approximately 6:15 p.m. and operates until 7:30 p.m. * $3.50 day pass required Metro Subway service * Take Metro Subway to the Rogers Avenue Station. * Take the connecting shuttle bus to the track. Shuttle bus service ends at 2 p.m. * Return shuttle bus service to Rogers Avenue Station begins at approximately 6:15 p.m. and operates until 7:30 p.m. * $3.50 day pass required Local bus service * Nos. 27, 91, 44 lines, plus No. 54 via Park Heights Avenue all stop near the track.
July 2, 1994
It's a good thing the folks at the Mass Transit Administration don't take their cues from their boss, Gov. William Donald Schaefer.MTA officials who oversee the Central Light Rail Line that runs between Timonium and Glen Burnie were alarmed at the increase in crime statistics along the line: 71 incidents of assaults, robberies and car thefts on or near the light rail system from June to December last year. On top of that was a sharp rise in shoplifting at some stores near the line. The MTA, to its credit, admitted that it underestimated the vulnerability of the light rail system it unveiled two years ago and now is taking corrective measures.
March 30, 2013
A medical emergency disrupted service on the light rail between North Avenue and Falls Road late Saturday, according to tranportation officials. The nature of the medical emergency wasn't immediately clear. The Maryland Transit Administration reported the disruption around 9:30 p.m. Customers were advised to board shuttle buses on Falls Road at Union Avenue, Cold Spring Lane and Kelly Avenue. email@example.com twitter.com/yvonnewenger
June 17, 2010
Before he wrote "Ehrlich's stance opposing light rail could backfire" (June 17) Michael Dresser should have contacted the businessmen who had businesses in the Cromwell Shopping Center at the Glen Burnie end of the present Baltimore light rail system when it opened. His research may have taken a while, because the majority of those no longer have businesses there — the crime increase drove them away!! It was just too easy to climb on a light rail train, in a car where no driver observes the boarding passengers, and get away easily.
April 28, 2011
In the midst of the fracas over whether Shepherd Pratt can run a home for psychiatric patients ("Discrimination in Ruxton," April 25), isn't everyone forgetting Ruxton's intransigence when a light rail stop was proposed 20 years ago? Not only does the light rail conveniently bestride the Ruxton commercial district, but trains stopped there for many years when there were few if any black passengers on them. But although the MTA more or less begged Ruxton to acquiesce to a light rail stop, the community refused to have any access via the light rail.
June 18, 2010
I was disappointed to read in The Baltimore Sun that former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has come out in strong opposition to the proposed Red Line and Purple Line light rail projects ("Ehrlich's stance opposing light rail could backfire," June 17). I was a public transportation official for more than 40 years and directly involved in mass transit projects in Baltimore, Boston, Stockholm and Washington. I believe that the Red Line, which I am more familiar with, is an urgently needed transportation improvement for the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.