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How to Get Around Baltimore Without Driving

Baltimore is a major city in Maryland, offering many historical sights to see. If you do not have a vehicle, you may find it difficult to make your way around the town to visit all of the cultural landmarks. Several methods of transportation are available in the city to help you get between each location. It is just a matter of finding the best option for you.

Maryland Transit Administration

The MTA bus service features 57 routes and more than 40 buses. An express route takes you through downtown Baltimore. You can use the website to select the bus type and route number if you have a ride you are waiting on, as the site lets you check the status any time of day. Prices vary depending on whether you are taking a single trip or need an extended pass, such as full 1-day, seven-day, or a monthly option that gives you unlimited rides during that timeframe.

A special fare program exists for seniors. You can show a photo ID or Medicare card to gain access to this service. People who meet the age requirement of at least 65 years old can use the program as needed. Monthly passes are the most commonly purchased option for elders who require the use of the bus system regularly to get around town for errands and shopping.

Baltimore City Taxi

Several cab options exist in Baltimore, including Baltimore City Taxi, a company that offers classy white and blue vehicles for transport. You can call (410) 327-7777 to request a ride immediately or schedule a service for a later date.

Other taxi services include Best BWI Taxi Cab Inc, a well-rated alternative. Call for services at (443) 377-1616 or visit their website for reliable transportation. Only advanced reservations get you a ride through this company. They do not pick up people upon immediate request due to the high demand of calls.

Senior Transportation Assistance

Shopping for food and making it to medical appointments can prove difficult for older adults who do not drive. That is why the Maryland Healthcare Commission offers transportation services to people in need. The Mobility/Paratransit provides curb-to-curb service for the disabled who cannot physically use public transport options. This service does cost a small fare of under $2 for one way, but it gets you where you need to go and gets you there on time. Call 410-764-8181 to book a driver.

Locating Baltimore Transport Options Throughout the City

Reach out to the Baltimore City of Transportation at (410) 396-7665 to discuss alternative solutions. A representative will disclose all possible options in the city that will provide transport to your destination. You can stop by the office at 417 E. Fayette Street if you wish to speak with someone in person. They may have a list of services they can provide to you.

The Maryland Transportation Authority is your next best bet for finding information. Speak to a representative to determine if there are other options they can recommend. Call their local office at (410) 865-1000 or reach their toll-free number at 1- (888) 713-1414.

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