Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is taking several proactive steps to mitigate traffic congestion on the roads around the terminal this holiday season, including offering up to one hour of free parking in its hourly garage.

From Friday, November 22 through Friday, December 6 and from Friday, December 20 through Friday, January 3, BWI will offer up to one hour of free parking for customers who are in and out of the hourly garage. By using the hourly garage, motorists can avoid possible heavy traffic when circling around the terminal roadway. Customers parking in the hourly garage beyond 60 minutes will be charged the usual rate.

BWI also says off-airport parking shuttles and hotel shuttles will use the upper level / departures level roadway to drop off and pick up customers, easing congestion on the lower level during the holiday season.

“As we kick-off the holiday travel season, we want our customers to have convenient, positive travel experiences,” says Ricky Smith, BWI executive director. “We have put several temporary measures in place to help motorists when picking up or dropping off passengers during this busy period.”