March 12, 2018

Maryland awards five-year operating contract to Amtrak

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AMTRAK has been awarded a five-year contract by Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to continue operating commuter rail services on Marc’s Penn Line linking Washington DC, BWI Airport, Baltimore and Perryville.


MTA launched the tender a year ago and received a number of bids. MTA rated Amtrak’s technical proficiency as the highest among the bidders.

“MTA selecting Amtrak for this contract speaks volumes about the high-quality service we have provided over many years to Maryland and Marc passengers, and the strong operating relationship we have developed with Marc during that time,” says Mr Stephen Gardner, Amtrak’s chief commercial officer. “Commuter contracts help Amtrak expand our business and meet our financial goals.”

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