Metal Barriers In A Sensitive Spot For Baltimore: The Mondawmin Transit Hub

11/13/17

By Jennifer Wright, Baltimore Brew

When metal barricades were installed last week outside MTA’s Mondawmin transit hub, the local community took notice, snapping photos and flocking to social media to discuss their purpose.

Many assumed that the barriers were part of a crackdown on students who use the busy West Baltimore transit hub – a reaction to high-profile incidents of juvenile crime in more affluent parts of the city, including the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Homeland.

Complicating the conversation in one Facebook thread were commenters noting that some students had been fighting at the Metro station and bus stop, located at the intersection of Liberty Heights Avenue and Reisterstown Road.

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