Transportation

Enabling all of Baltimore’s citizens to safely and reliably travel is an important goal of the Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities.   To ensure that those with disabilities have the means, below is a list of useful information regarding transportation across the City of Baltimore.

MTA Mobility Service

Mobility/Paratransit service is for citizens who are unable to use Local Bus, Metro/Subway or Light Rail service. Mobility/Paratransit service is provided by the MTA via contracts with Veolia Transportation and MV Transportation. Mobility service is provided within three-quarters of a mile of any fixed-route service in Baltimore City and Baltimore & Anne Arundel counties. The term "fixed-route" refers to Local Bus, Light Rail, or Metro Subway routes operated by the MTA. Mobility service is not offered within three-quarters of a mile of Commuter Bus or MARC Train routes. Fare: The one-way cash fare on Mobility service is $1.85.  

For more information, visit the MTA's website or call 410-764-8181

Light Rails / Metro/MARC

The Maryland Transit Administration manages three rail lines connecting Baltimore City to the region.  The Light Rail is an accessible route from BWI Airport to Hunt Valley passes through the center of Baltimore.  The Metro subway runs from Owings Mills to Johns Hopkins Hospital.  The MARC line runs from Perryville to Washington, D.C. with Baltimore stops at Penn Station and West Baltimore.

For more information, visit the MTA's website or call 410-764-8181

Charm City Circulator

The Charm City Circulator serves residents, downtown employees, students and tourists and anyone else who wishes to ride. The shuttle is intended to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas pollution by offering a convenient, reliable and eco-friendly form of public transportation.  The Circulator is a free, fully accessible transit system in the downtown area.  

For more information, visit the Charm City Circulator’s website or call 410.350.0456

Taxi Access Program

The MTA Taxi Access II Service is available to MTA-certified Mobility customers who meet the eligibly requirements. Taxi Access II Service is not part of MTA Mobility Service, but rather a separate and distinct MTA service provided under contract by participating area taxicab and sedan companies. MTA Mobility does not guarantee the availability of a particular type of vehicle or pickup time. Customers deal directly with the taxi and sedan companies.

For more information, visit the Taxi Access’ website or call 410-664-2030

Travel Training

Free travel training for freedom and independence from The IMAGE Center and MTA. Travel training is a step-by-step individually customized process designed to help people with disabilities and senior citizens to use the MTA fixed-route Local Bus, Light Rail and Subway. Travel training will not affect eligibility for MTA Mobility. The IMAGE Center also offers group and classroom travel trainings.

For more information please contact Amanda Taylor at [email protected] or call 443-275-9393.

Red Line (Coming Soon)

The proposed Red Line is a 14.1-mile, east-west transit line connecting the areas of Woodlawn, Edmondson Village, West Baltimore, downtown Baltimore, Harbor East, Fell's Point, Canton and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Campus.  In support of Governor Martin O'Malley's "Smart, Green & Growing" initiative, the Red Line would provide enhanced mobility and connecting service to Baltimore's existing transit systems - MARC commuter service, metro, light rail and local and commuter bus routes.