Part of Maryland Energy Administration PEV@MTA Program
The State of Maryland has flipped the switch on 16 EV charging station ports at 8 commuter rail stations this week. The dual-port Level 2 ChargePoint stations are located at Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Light Rail and MARC Station parking lots. These plug-in electric vehicle charging sites are part of the PEV@MTA program which is funded by a $1,000,000 grant administered by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).
Free for Daily Commuters to Use
As of July, 2015, all of the Maryland MTA charging stations are free to use except for the ones at the BWI Rail Station which are free for the first 16 hours and then $2.00 per hour thereafter up to a maximum of $50.00.
The MTA has previously installed electric vehicle charging stations at 6 locations including the White Marsh Park and Ride (March 2011), the BWI-Marshall MARC Parking Garage (June 2011), the Mt. Washington and Falls Road Light Rail Stations (June 2012), and the Dorsey and Odenton MARC Stations (July 2012).
PEV@MTA Charging Stations Installed July, 2015:
Milford Mill Metro Station Roman Frasier Ln, Pikesville, MD 21208
Lutherville Light Rail Station 157 W Ridgely Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
North Linthicum Light Rail Station 450 North Camp Meade Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Cromwell Light Rail Station 7378 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
West Baltimore MARC Station 400 North Smallwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Halethorpe MARC Station 5833 Southwestern Boulevard, Halethorpe, MD 21227
Muirkirk MARC Station 7012-B Muirkirk Road, Beltsville, MD 20705
Monocacy MARC Station 7800 Genstar Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
More Locations to be Added in 2016
MTA is conducting a feasibility study for an additional 8 to 12 EV charging ports to be installed at 4 to 6 new locations that are scheduled to be installed by spring 2016.