After a nearly yearlong service disruption that reduced the frequency of its trains, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration restored regular weekday light rail service earlier this spring and brought on more operators. Yet state data shows that while on-time performance metrics have begun to rebound to pre-pandemic levels, the number of light rail riders dropped off earlier this year, the most recent MTA data shows. Meanwhile, ridership on most other forms of public transit has increased over the same period.
The Maryland light rail has resumed full service. Will ridership rebound?
June 21, 2023