MARC for marks? Perryville service may expand
Rafi Guroian, chairman of the MARC Riders Advisory Council, said one of the changes that may be in the works as part of the Maryland Transit Administration's revision of the Penn Line schedule is expanded service to the new Hollywood Casino in Perryville.
Guroian said there have been discussions with MARC officials about adding a northbound train in morning and a southbound train in the evening to let gamblers reach the slots without having to get on Interstate 95.
The key to the plan could be whether Penn National, the casino's owner, can put together a shuttle bus service between Hollywood and the Perryville MARC station. For the state, it could be seen as an investment. It would have to subsidize the expanded MARC service but could win back much of that money in the taxes on whatever increased gambling results.