Hoping for a MARC World Series
Ralign Wells, Administrator
Maryland Transit Administration
Dear Mr. Wells:
The potential of an Orioles – Nationals World Series provides MTA with an opportunity to show that the priorities of Maryland’s government reflect those of its citizens: supporting the local teams and supporting public transit. A good way to do this is to promise – now - that in the event of an Orioles – Nationals World Series, MTA will expand MARC service on the Camden line between the two cities on game days.
An Orioles – Nationals Series is a great opportunity for MTA to introduce a new population to the convenience and comfort of riding MARC. New York’s Subway Series had fans and reporters riding the subways and MARC, MTA and Maryland would greatly benefit from similar publicity.
Major league baseball has historically been a city game and riding transit to games is as much a part of the fan’s baseball tradition as playing in stadiums like Camden Yards is for the players. They go together. That tradition is stronger in Baltimore than it is in many cities as the ‘Yard’ in the stadium’s name is not a reference to the field but to the rail yard in which the stadium sits.
The Action Committee for Transit urges MTA to use this opportunity to make a potential Orioles – Nationals series a MARC series rather than a Gladys Noon Spellman/Baltimore – Washington Parkway series.
Tracey A. Johnstone
Action Committee for Transit, Secretary