Beginning July 1, 2019 a new law provides free ridership services for all regular USM faculty and staff members on the Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA’s) light rail transit system, metro subway, local bus service, commuter bus service in the Baltimore region, and any other systems and services specified by the MTA.
The MTA has created a sticker that can be affixed to university employee identification cards. In order to access transit, employees would be required to present their university ID badges with the sticker affixed to it. The institution is in the process of purchasing the stickers for employees who wish to participate in the program. Parking Services will be coordinating efforts with the MTA on the sticker purchase. Employees wishing to obtain a sticker may contact Parking Services for more details.
In the meantime, employees wishing to take advantage of this benefit before the stickers are available may obtain a State ID badge that will allow them to access the participating transit vehicles. In order to obtain the ID card, employees must complete the Maryland Capitol Police ID Request form and take it, in person, to:
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government Relations
University System of Maryland, Office of Government Relations
9 State Circle, Suite 201
Annapolis, MD 21401
A photo ID, such as a Maryland Driver’s License, Maryland MVA Identification Card, Passport, or current Military ID card must be shown to process the Maryland Capitol Police ID Request form.