BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Maryland Transportation Authority will soon allow public transit riders to bring individually owned e-bikes and e-scooters on buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, and MARC Train, the agency said. know Monday.
The updated bicycle policy goes into effect December 1.
Maryland Department of Transportation officials say the change creates a more seamless commute for people using multiple modes of transportation.
“Whether you are walking to the bus stop, driving to a transit hub, cycling to work or any combination of commuting options, we must continually remove barriers to traffic. travel,” said MDOT Secretary Greg Slater. “Today’s policy expansion is another step.”
MTA administrator Holly Arnold added that the revised policy “represents our commitment to providing a more satisfying door-to-door travel experience, while expanding the travel options of incoming passengers.” and away from our modes of transportation.”
Under this policy, e-bikes must be 50 pounds or less. Gasoline-powered scooters and bicycles are banned even if they run out of batteries.
Riders must fold the e-scooters when boarding the bus and place them between their legs when sitting or close to when standing. Electric bicycles should be placed on the bike rack in front of the bus.
E-bikes are only allowed in the last car of the Light RailLink train.
On both Light Rail and Metro SubwayLink, e-bike riders must keep their vehicle upright in the priority seating area and clear the way for the elderly and disabled, who have priority for this seat.
Electric bicycles and folding scooters are not allowed to be stored in overhead containers on board MARC trains. Standard electric cyclists must use bicycles.
For more information on rules and restrictions, users can view the full The policy is revised here at the MTA Website.
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