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Maryland Manual, 1994-95
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482 /Department of Transportation


John A. Agro, Jr., Mass Transit Administrator

1 Market Center
300 West Lexington St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 333-3885
MTA Police: (410) 333-3550

The Mass Transit Administration was created as
part of the Department of Transportation in 1970
(Chapter 526, Acts of 1970). The Administration
originated as the Metropolitan Transit Authority,
established in 1961 and reformed in 1969 (Chapter
670, Acts of 1961; Chapter 160, Acts of 1969).
As the public transportation arm of the Depart-
ment, the Mass Transit Administration operates and
maintains the public bus, subway, and rail systems. The
metropolitan area served encompasses Anne Arundel
County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Com-
muter bus service also has begun to link Howard and
Harford Counties to Baltimore City, and southern
Maryland to Washington, DC. The Administration
also provides technical and financial assistance to de-
velop or improve public transportation in small urban
areas throughout the State (Code Transportation Ar-
ticle, secs. 7-101 through 7-706).
The Administration develops, constructs, and op-
erates the Baltimore Metro (the subway system of
Baltimore City), the Central Light Rail Line, and the
Maryland Commuter (MARC) Rail Passenger Service.
Baltimore Metro. In its last stages of construction,
the Baltimore Metro subway system is scheduled for
completion in 1995. The finished system will cover
15.5 miles from suburban Owings Mills in Balti-
more County to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Balti-
more City.
Central Light Rail Line. Inaugurated in 1992,
the Central Light Rail Line consists of electric light
rail cars that provide transportation between Ti-
monium in Baltimore County and Glen Burnie in
Anne Arundel County. By 1996, the line will reach
north to Hunt Valley, south to Baltimore-Washing-
ton International Airport, and to Penn Station in
Maryland Commuter (MARC) Rail Passenger
In 1992, functions of the former State Rail-
road Administration were transferred to the Mass
Transit Administration (Chapter 127, Acts of
1992). This included operations of the Maryland
Commuter (MARC) Rail Passenger Service. The
Service operates three rail lines. It provides com-
muter service each workday along 187 rail miles
between northern Maryland, Baltimore City, West
Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Mass Transit Administration functions are car-
ried out by eight offices: Administration; Planning
and Programming; Engineering; Transit Opera-
tions; Finance; Customer Services; Media and Pub-
lic Relations; and Real Estate.

Maryland Manual 1994-1995


Carol Belcher, Chairperson
Ruth F. Silverstone, Coordinator
(410) 333-3322

Members of the Citizen Advisory Committee
serve three-year terms.

Sidney E. Williams, Jr., Director
(410) 333-3444

Created in 1993, the Office of Administration
oversees human resources, training, tracking filled
and vacant positions, management information sys-
tems, risk management, the print shop, mail, and
special services.

Kenneth A. Goon, Director
(410) 333-3366

The Office of Planning and Programming began
as the Capital and Statewide Programs Department,
formed in 1984, and received its present name in
1993. The Office is responsible for the capital pro-
gram, statewide and federal grants, legislative liaison,
regional and State planning, and technical assistance.

Vacancy, Director
(410) 333-3450

The Office of Engineering was formed as the
Transit Development Division in 1983. The Divi-
sion was renamed the Office of Engineering in
1993. The Office oversees contract administration,
facilities, engineering, system equipment engineer-
ing, and construction management.

Vacancy, Director
(410) 333-3388

The Office of Transit Operations originated as the
Transit Operations Division created in 1983. The Office
was reorganized under its present name in 1993. The
Office oversees transportation; maintenance; planning
and scheduling; research; the Mass Transit Administra-
tion Police; paratransit services; and the Maryland
Commuter (MARC) Rail Passenger Service.

Ronald L. Freeland, Director
(410) 333-3306

Established in 1986, the Finance Division, was
reorganized as the Office of Finance in 1993. The
Office is responsible for the Administration's capital
and operations budgets, analysis, management, ac-
counting, auditing, and transit insurance.


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