Charm City is a great place to explore, and with the many public transportation options available, it's easy to get around. Whether you're looking to take a bike ride, hop on the bus, or enjoy a scenic boat ride, Baltimore has something for everyone. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is the primary provider of public transportation in the state. They offer commuter buses that link metropolitan areas, as well as bus transportation for the elderly and disabled.
MTA also funds local public transportation in many counties and small cities. In the Baltimore area, they operate more than 60 bus routes and 36 privately contracted suburban bus routes from Annapolis, Charlotte Hall, Columbia, Frederick, Hagerstown, Kent Island, La Plata, North Beach, St. Leonard, Silver Spring and Waldorf to Washington DC or to a Metrorail station. The MTA also runs the Shelter Shuttle in the winter months. This service transports homeless individuals and families to shelters in the city of Baltimore every night.
In April 1992, the light rail line opened up connecting Baltimore County with downtown Camden Yards. This service extends north from Baltimore along the northeast corridor to Harford and South Cecil Counties. The Baltimore Water Taxi is another great way to get around Charm City. It offers unlimited round trip service around the clock to more than 30 attractions and neighborhoods for a one-time price. Unfortunately, two of the four routes have been cut - the Green and Banner routes - which cross Southeast Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus, as well as South Baltimore and Locust Point area. If you're looking for a souvenir to remember your trip by, Visit Baltimore has you covered with t-shirts, hats and hoodies featuring their logo.
So no matter how you choose to explore Baltimore County - by bus, light rail or boat - you'll be sure to have an unforgettable experience.