Update from Transit Choices

Hello Transportation Advocates,

In the spirit of collaboration with other transit organizations, Transit Choices has been busy advocating and supporting important issues in the public transit arena. We continue to fight for a public transit system that provides choices and links people to jobs and opportunities, offers a higher quality of life, a better environment, a healthier lifestyle, and supports the local and regional economy.

We also are committed to sharing the latest information and updates from transit agencies and other related sources with you.

MDOT MTA – https://www.mta.maryland.gov/coronavirusEffective April 18, 2020 to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all riders using public transit including local bus, light rail, metro subway, commuter bus, MARC Train and Mobility/paratransit service are REQUIRED to wear face coverings. This action supports Governor Hogan’s Executive Order number 20-04-15-01.

Regional Transit Plan (RTP)https://rtp.mta.maryland.gov/ The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) is leading the development of a new Regional Transit Plan for Central Maryland. The Plan will address traditional transit (buses and trains) as well as explore new mobility options and technology to meet our region’s transit needs. We remain actively involved providing input on the draft Plan which will ultimately define public transportation goals over the next 25 years.  

Transit Safety & Investment Act – We supported Get Maryland Moving during this legislative session in the fight for the Transit Safety & Investment Act sponsored by Delegate Lierman and Senator Zucker. This bill would help people more safely and reliably get to critical destinations each day by funding MTA’s $2 billion maintenance backlog. With the session abruptly ending, time ran out to push for passage of the bill in the Senate. While the bill didn’t pass, the importance of improving transit with our legislators was elevated.


  • Bike shops are open. Call your shop for specifics.
  • Spin scooters are free for all healthcare workers, and Jump is offering free rides to all essential business workers. For Spin, sign up here. For Jump, ask your HR rep for a code or ask them to fill out this form.

We send a heartfelt thank you to all of the essential transit workers for their continued sacrifices during this challenging time.  

Thank you.