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Getting to the Justin Bieber show

Mark Berman

Whenever Justin Bieber is nearby, people seem to lose their minds. The Segway escape artist, singer and superduperstar is performing at the Maryland State Fair on Sunday, and while that's north of Baltimore, we know distance means nothing in the hearts of the Bieb's fans.

So, some good news! The Maryland Transit Administration is extending Light Rail hours in the morning and evening because of his 7 p.m. concert in Timonium. (The news release called these "extended 'Bieber Fever' hours," by the way. Just thought you should know.)

The Light Rail will open Sunday at 7 a.m. and operate every 60 minutes until 11 a.m., when the normal schedule begins. From 8 p.m. until midnight, service will operate every 30 minutes. The last trains will depart Timonium at midnight.

[Note: Have we said Justin Bieber's name enough for SEO purposes? No? One more? Okay: Justin Bieber.]

By Mark Berman  | September 4, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
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Good luck with using the Light Rail, but the system does not exactly have a stellar history of dealing with increased demand.

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Posted by: timwindsor1 | September 4, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Since there are special extended hours that people may not know about, I think that MTA needs some good promo slogans. How about:

Ride Light Rail--for a greener Bieber fever!

Ride Light Rail--so there's some oil left when Justin grows up.

Ride Light Rail--you won't have to worry about jerking the wheel and going off the road when you children suddenly screech his name.

I admit, the third one is a bit clumsy. But it's a compelling reason...

Posted by: matt731 | September 5, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

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