MDOT MTA celebrates holiday season with annual Holiday Bus and Train Garden


— Free bus rides and an interactive train garden are two ways the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) is already spreading holiday cheer.

The specially decorated, free Holiday Bus will operate on different CityLink and LocalLink bus routes weekdays until December 20, 2017. Customers will receive candy canes and greetings from Santa, who will be on the bus with his elves. The inside of the Holiday Bus also is decorated for the holidays, and festive music will be played for passengers.

“The Holiday Bus is our way of thanking our riders and wishing them a happy and joyous holiday season,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin B. Quinn, Jr. “MDOT MTA cares about our passengers, and we are dedicated to providing them with world-class customer service. I personally look forward to meeting and speaking with many of our customers along some of the Holiday Bus routes.”

The train garden is on display at the Mondawmin Metro SubwayLink Station until January 2, 2018 on the Mezzanine Level of the Mondawmin station and available for public viewing during the Metro SubwayLink system’s normal operating hours. The miniature interactive attraction features a subway train that travels through a cityscape, neighborhoods, a zoo, a park and a construction site. Children can take part in the fun by pushing buttons that make objects inside the train garden come to life.

MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit: or