Gov. Martin O'Malley and luminaries from all levels of government were in Halethorpe Monday morning to break ground on a new Halethorpe MARC station.
When completed in about two years, the station will have two 700-foot elevated platforms, shelter from the elements, and a pedestrian walkway accessible by elevator, making the station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Del. James Malone said the groundbreaking was the culmination of 17 years of work to bring a new station to Halethorpe, which serves about 1,300 commuters each day.
"To draw people to transit, we need to provide facilities that are convenient, accessible and safe," O'Malley said during the groundbreaking.