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MTA to spend $196,000 outfitting weekday MARC commuter trains with bike racks

MTA to spend $196,000 outfitting weekday MARC commuter trains with bike racks

Every weekday morning, Megan McCormack locks up her bicycle outside Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station, then boards a MARC train to Washington, where, she said, she inevitably has to wait on a Red Line metro to get to work.

The 27-year-old Govans woman would prefer to pedal the 2.5 miles from Union Station to her job at a philanthropy consulting firm near Dupont Circle, but she can't take her bike on the weekday MARC trains.

To better serve passengers like McCormack who ride bikes, the Maryland Transit Administration will spend $196,000 over the next year to add bicycle racks to its 22 daily commuter trains. The goal is to have at least one car equipped with bike racks on each...

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