11.06.02.05

.05 General Parking Regulations.

A. The control of all motor vehicular traffic on MTA property shall be governed by this chapter.

B. Unless otherwise authorized, a person may not operate, park, or bring a motor vehicle on MTA property unless that person is a transit patron, intends to pick up or discharge a transit patron, or is on MTA property for purposes directly related to the business of the Administration.

C. A person may not abandon a motor vehicle, unauthorized article, or piece of equipment on MTA property.

D. A person may not operate a motor vehicle on MTA property in a careless, reckless, or negligent manner, but shall have regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and use of roadways, weather conditions, and all other attendant circumstances, so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person.

E. Parking of motor vehicles is prohibited on all MTA property and roads, except in specifically posted and designated areas and during the hours of MTA transit operations.

F. A person may not park or place a motor vehicle or other article or piece of equipment on MTA property so as to interfere with or prevent the passage or movement of buses or emergency or other motor vehicles.

G. A person operating a motor vehicle on MTA property shall immediately yield the right-of-way to a police, ambulance, fire department, or other emergency vehicle giving an audible or visible signal.

H. A person may not drive a motor vehicle on MTA property without a valid driver's license issued by the State or by the jurisdiction where this person resides, if other than Maryland.

I. The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Lack of space is no excuse for violation of this chapter.

J. A person may not operate a motor vehicle, other than a police or emergency vehicle, upon MTA property at a speed exceeding 15 miles per hour.

K. A person may not park a motor vehicle upon MTA property within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or other fire control apparatus.

L. Unless otherwise authorized, a person may not load or unload a motor vehicle upon MTA property in violation of any posted fire or other traffic sign or regulation or in such a manner as to obstruct the movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

M. A motor vehicle shall be parked in one space only within a designated posted parking area and within the marked space or stall. Each motor vehicle operator shall leave clear access to adjacent spaces and may not block driving lanes or roads or create a hazard to other motor vehicle operators.

N. A person may not park any motor vehicle in any marked pedestrian crosswalk.

O. A person may not drive a motor vehicle onto an area of MTA property which has been closed by the use of barricades or other traffic control devices.

P. A person may not wash, clean, polish, repair, maintain, or overhaul a motor vehicle on MTA property, except for repairs necessary to remove the motor vehicle from the MTA property.

Q. A motor vehicle or other article or piece of equipment that is parked or placed on MTA property in such a manner as to be presumed abandoned, or that creates a nuisance or hazard, or that interferes with MTA operations or emergencies, may be towed or removed to a location chosen by the MTA or MTA's designee.

R. Parking in MTA designated disabled parking areas is restricted to MTA patrons whose motor vehicles bear either a valid handicapped license plate or other valid evidence that the user of the motor vehicle is handicapped as provided under Maryland law.

S. Parking in areas adjacent to yellow painted curbs or in any other areas with posted restrictions is prohibited.

T. A person may not abandon a vehicle or article on MTA property.