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Baltimore transit agency gears up for BWI Airport station renovation

The $4.7 million project includes expanding the station's waiting area and creating new ticketing facilities.
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The Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) next week will begin construction on a $4.7 million renovation of its Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport rail station in Linthicum, Maryland.

Slated to start Aug. 27, the project includes expanding the waiting area, creating new ticketing facilities and a concession area, and building new restrooms. The work is expected to take 14 months to complete, MTA officials said in a press release.

The station, which serves both Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) and Amtrak trains, will remain open for both train and bus service during the project. MTA will establish a temporary station at the north end of the site to provide riders with ticketing services, a waiting area and restrooms.

"We will provide not only a more aesthetically pleasing station, but a much more functional facility to best meet the needs of our riders," said Andrea Farmer, MTA's director of the MARC train.

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