Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published June 23, 2010


Governor will discuss recent failures in Amtrak service and response with customers, media

ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 23, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley will climb aboard a MARC train tomorrow headed to New Carrollton, following what the Governor has called “unacceptable” failures in service and response to interruptions on the part of Amtrak, the operator of the MARC system for the State of Maryland.

The Governor will be available for media before boarding the train at BWI and after departing the train at New Carrollton. During his trip, the Governor will discuss the needs for improvement with MARC customers.

WHAT: Governor O’Malley to ride MARC Train following Amtrak service failures this week

WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, June 24, 2010
8:00 a.m. – Governor is available for Baltimore-area media
8:35 a.m. – Governor O’Malley will board MARC train # 417
9:00 a.m. – Governor O’Malley arrives at New Carrollton
9:05 a.m. – Governor O’Malley is available for DC-area media

WHERE: Governor O’Malley will depart from the BWI MARC Station
2 Amtrak Way
Linthicum, MD

Governor O’Malley will arrive at the New Carrollton MARC Station
4300 Garden City Drive
New Carrollton, MD

NOTE: Reporters will be met by MDOT / MTA personnel at the main entrance of both stations and escorted to event site.

For media wishing to join the Governor on the train, there is a return train available at 9:41 a.m. that will bring you back to BWI by 10:05 a.m.