Maryland offering free transit to unpaid federal employees during shutdown

A Maryland Transit Administration's MARC commuter train wagon sits on an inspection track at New Jersey Transit's Meadows Maintenance Complex, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Kearny, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Starting Friday morning, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will offer free transit to unpaid federal employees who are still reporting to work during the partial government shutdown in the state, Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday.

According to a press release, federal employees who show their federal government I.D. can ride for free on MARC, Commuter Bus and BaltimoreLink services, which include CityLink, LocalLink, Express BusLink, Light RailLink and Metro Subway Link.

“It is important that we support those federal employees working without pay by waiving transit fares during the federal government shutdown,” said MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn.

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