MTA misinformation abounds, readers say
Recently, some Getting There readers have begun acting as self-appointed, free-lance editors of MTA signage, and they appear to have caught some conspicuous boo-boos.
Ricardo Barriera of Halethorpe took the picture at right at the Convention Center light rail station and questioned whether that's the right place to tell people to get off for the M&T Bank (Ravens) Stadium. Hmmm, shouldn't that sign be at Hamburg Street?
Meanwhile, Alan E. Povey of Bolton Hill made the following observations:
Last week, the MTA posted at the Cultural Center light rail stop signs that read, "Penn Station -- At This Stop." Obviously, the stop for Penn Station is Penn Station, not the Cultural Center.
They also posted signs at the Baltimore Street stop reading, "Inner Harbor -- At This Stop." Again, the stop for the Inner Harbor is the Convention Center, not Baltimore Street.
Further, last weekend the MTA's web site informed readers that bus service would be diverted on Charles Street on Sunday, June 20th because of the Gay Pride block party. That event was actually held on Saturday, June 19th.
These bits of misinformation all concerned the small portion of downtown that I frequent. I can only imagine how much misinformation is being spread through the rest of the MTA system. Who is responsible for all of this misinformation? And how much are the taxpayers paying this person each year?
One other thing. On Howard Street northbound, between Lombard and Baltimore, a box is affixed to a pole showing the schedule for the #10 bus to State Center. The number #10 bus has not run up Howard Street to the State Center for several years. Seasoned Baltimore residents probably know enough to ignore all of this misinformation, but it must be very confusing to visitors.
Getting There would love to hear from the MTA on whether the agency wants to stand by any of this signage.