MTA Makes Improvements to Bus Stop at Giant

New shelter and shopping cart corral have been added to the bus station at Rolling Road and Baltimore National Pike.

The bus stop in the back of the Giant and Walmart parking lot that has long been the dumping ground for shopping carts has received some upgrades.

Officials with MTA worked with staff at Giant and Walmart as well as local and county elected officials to make the improvements, MTA spokesman Joe Sviatko said.

The bus stop had one shelter and not a lot of space for people to wait. Many people waiting for the bus would turn shopping carts over and sit on them and leave the carts there.

MTA enlarged the concrete pad at the stop and added another shelter. Walmart also added a shopping cart corral closer to the bus stop.

Sviatko said the additional shelter was added in late June and cost $6,000.

What do you think of the improvements made the bus station? Tell us in the comments.

Chief July 13, 2012 at 05:53 PM
It doesn't matter what you try people without respect for others' property will "trash" it!!
Jim Himel July 13, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Thanks go to State Delegate Jimmy Malone for his efforts to have MTA enlarge this public transportation shelter that is used by many people who depend on public transportation to work and shop. Thanks also goes to County Councilman Tom Quirk and Walmart Corp. It is Walmart, the owner of the parking lot that made this space available (off Rolling Rd) for the bus stop, added the shopping cart corral, and cleans up the trash!! Tom Quirk has asked for assistance from the Catonsville Tree Canopy Project, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Catonsville, to help design and install additional landscape planting adjacent to the new bus shelter. Again, Walmart is coming to the table with donated plants for this effort. Windriver and Chief ..... I hope that you will join me and other community volunteers to plant these trees and bushes later this autumn. To help, sign up through this PATCH site. To donate to this and other community efforts, check out DonateCatonsville.Org
Penny Riordan July 13, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Thanks for the info Jim! I'll be sure to write another article once Walmart planting starts.
F. Michael Blair July 18, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I happened to be up at the Giant yesterday & it looks like the folks that use the bus stop are a little slow on the uptake. There were at least 20 to 25 carts laying all over the place & trash everywhere. It seems that no matter what MTA & the County do, some people are just slobs.
Catonguy December 10, 2012 at 10:11 PM
This bus stop is a problem. The carts are not cleaned up regularly and there is trash everywhere. I've complained to Walmart and Giant, and they will continue to receive complaints until the issue is remedied.


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