Parked for free over by Riverside Park, walked 20 minutes each way, and got back out on I-95 with very little delay afterwards...
The light rail and buses of the MTA couldn't handle the Ravens Victory Parade crowd this year.
Delays plagued the afternoon rush hour and stymied the light rail too, as demand overwhelmed the system and trains stopped altogether several times when fans broke through barricades and spilled onto the tracks.
The hundreds of thousands of fans converging on downtown resulted in the Maryland Transit Administration experiencing "massive delays" on bus and light rail systems overwhelmed by demand and people crossing onto tracks.
"We put every available resource we had out on the system today, and the crowds were simply larger than the system could accommodate in the short time frame in which people were attempting to ride," said Terry Owens, an MTA spokesman.
Light rail should be a great experience, but the MTA does a poor job of managing the system.
The MTA knows the Ravens and Orioles schedule 6 months in advance. Yet can not figure out how to make the system operate smoothing.
On Ravens games, the light rail passes stop after stop, because the trains are full. How about having every other train leaving Cromwell station EMPTY and accommodating the various stops along the way.
On Ravens game days, there should be one SUPERVISOR at every major light rail station.
When the Ravens game is over, there should be a large number of EMPTY rail cars backed up and waiting from M & T and all along Howard Street.
I hope not .......
I hate Thursday and Monday night home games .......
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