The Maryland Transit Administration said it began introducing new fare machines for MARC Train this week, featuring more product and payment options.

The new fare machines will be installed at 24 stations, plus the Southwest Terminal at BWI airport and the MTA transit store in Baltimore. Six of those stations did not have machines previously.

Installations began Monday at Odenton, Martin Airport, Laurel, Savage, Dorsey, Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Germantown. MTA said the station at Odenton will also continue to have a ticket agent on site.

MTA said the new machines will allow passengers to pay via credit and debit cards as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay. Select locations will also accept cash.

The new machines will allow people to use transit subsidy and benefits (such as SmartBenefits) and purchase MTA bus tickets as well as MARC train passes.


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