BALTIMORE - The Ravens' game is expected to cause heavy traffic delays tonight in downtown Baltimore.
If you are attending the game, use Interstate 95, Route 295, or the Jones Falls Expressway to get to M&T Bank Stadium. The stadium parking lots are already packed with tailgaters. If they do become full, you'll want to avoid street parking and use one of the many public garages near the stadium.
Public transportation is also highly recommended.
Lauren Cook tracks the delays of your commute on ABC2's Good Morning Maryland beginning at 4:30 a.m.
MTA LINE UP READY FOR RAVENS/BENGALS
Service to and from Monday night's season opener at M&T Bank Stadium available up to one hour after end of game
BALTIMORE, MD (SEPTEMBER 10, 2012) - As the Baltimore Ravens gear up to play their first home game of the NFL season tonight at 7:00 p.m., the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is ready to get you to the game. Leave the driving and parking hassles behind by riding the MTA's Light Rail, Metro Subway or Local Bus service downtown.
Large crowds are expected downtown today and the MTA is your best bet to ease the ride. In addition to the Ravens game against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium, a ' Salute to Maryland's Olympians' will take place at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at 4:00 p.m. These events, combined with the regular evening rush hour, will likely increase traffic downtown. The MTA encourages you to pack up your purple pride and ease the ride by traveling on one of our convenient transit options.
LIGHT RAIL - Ravens fans may take Light Rail from 32 different stops to the Hamburg Street stop, located next to M&T Bank Stadium. Light Rail operates every 9-20 minutes depending on the time of day and your final destination.
METRO SUBWAY - Ride the Metro Subway to Lexington Market or Charles Center Station and walk to M&T Bank Stadium.
LOCAL BUS - Fans can ride any of these Buses which stop near M&T Bank Stadium: Nos. 1, 3, 7, 11, 19, 27, 35 and 64.
The fare for all local MTA services is $1.60 one-way, $3.20 round trip, $3.50 Day Pass. On football game days, if the game runs past normal operating times, Light Rail and Metro Subway will remain open for one hour past the end of the game.
For more information on MTA service, visit the MTA website at www.mta.maryland.gov. Customers can also call the MTA Transit Information Contact Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 410-539-5000 (TTY 410-539-3497).
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