MTA & Super Sunday

FLASHBACK: it was 1974 and America was still feeling the aches and pains of the 1973 oil crisis. Remember when the gas station lines were wrapped around the corner? Yes, that oil crisis. As an energy conservation measure, the newly formed MTA(formerly private owned Baltimore Transit Company) launched its’ Super Sunday program. Passengers could ride all day on .50 cents and .05cents for zone fare. Some families used it as a way to see other parts of the city. It was nothing to see neighborhood youngsters being escorted by their older siblings and friends to travel from one end of the city to the other.

If you were a resident of Northwest Baltimore or Park Circle and its'surrounding communities you hopped on the #5, #7, #28, #1, or #22 lines. If you wanted to go to Ft. McHenry, the #1 line was your vehicle. Reisterstown Road Plaza - #7. How about Lexington Market, Howard Street, Hippodrome - #5 and #7 would do the trick. #22 would take you to the now “gone but never forgotten” Memorial Stadium. And, for those who wanted to visit family in mighty Cherry Hill it was the #28. Shout out to the MTA and its’ bus drivers.

Photos below(l to r) 1967 Liberty Heights at Mondawmin Mall. Right-circa 1970s. #10 about to hit the streets.