Maryland Transit ADMINISTRATION (MTA)
The Maryland Transit Administration provides comprehensive transit options for folks traveling in and around the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. From the subway to the light rail and all the buses in-between, if you’re looking for ways to get around town the MTA is a pretty good place to start. If you're a frequent rider, you may want to get a Charm Card, a credit card-sized rechargeable fare card that eliminates the need for paper tickets and change.
Charm City Circulator
The Charm City Circulator is a free, clean, and reliable bus that serves downtown Baltimore City. Never miss a bus again with their nifty bus tracker tool to see buses approaching your stop in real time. Check out our neighborhood profiles to see if there's a Circulator stop in your neighborhood!
One of the most innovative ideas in urban transit to hit the streets in quite a while has found its way to Baltimore. Zipcar affords city residents the option of living without a car by providing short term car rentals to folks who may only need get out of town occasionally or to those who need a car every now and then to run errands that might prove too cumbersome for mass transit. Zipcar lots are located strategically around the city for easy access. Just go to the website, sign up for a membership, and you’ll be on your way.
Uber is the easy way to ride in style. Download the app to your smart phone, request a ride from anywhere in the city, and within minutes your professional driver will pull up in a sleek black towncar and take you where you need to go. The fee is charged directly to your credit card via the phone app. You can even split the fare with another Uber rider right in the app !
Baltimoreans are pretty serious about bicycling and is never more evident than at the Baltimore Bike Party. The monthly event draws thousands of avid cyclists who gather en masse and take over city streets for two or three hours.
You can find out more about the Bike Party and other aspects of Baltimore bike culture by visiting bikemore.net. Bikemore is our local bike advocacy organization. They provide information about events, trails and bike paths, safety, and other topics pertinent to anyone biking in and around Baltimore.
Want to check out the Walter’s Art Museum in Mt. Vernon, get dinner downtown, and catch an O’s game at the Yard? Want to do all this and not worry about parking? Easy. Baltimore, known as Smalltimore for its intimate appeal, is easily navigable on foot. Walk neighborhood to neighborhood, museum to sporting event, restaurant to bar with ease. In Baltimore, everything’s close by.
Some city neighborhoods require parking permits. Parking decals are distributed through individual neighborhood organizations or at the Parking Authority. To find out more about Residential Parking Permits and see of map of residential permit areas, visit the City of Baltimore Parking Authority.