Charm City Circulator Fact Sheet

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THIS NEW CIRCULATOR SERVICE?

  • Limit air pollution
  • Limit congestion growth
  • Tie together growing communities
  • Spread the use of the existing parking supply

THE SERVICE AT A GLANCE

  • Free!
  • 4 Routes
  • 10 minute frequency (Banner Route - 15 minute frequency)
  • 7 days a week
  • Connects to less expensive parking on the fringes of downtown
  • Connects to Amtrak, MARC, Light Rail, and Metro Subway
  • Integrated with the Harbor Connector service

HOW WILL IT BE FRIENDLY?

  • Customers are #1
  • Innovative hybrid buses are low emitting and environmentally friendly
  • Free means that it is wallet-friendly, too

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT?

  • Sustainable funding source
  • Innovative hybrid buses

HOW WILL IT BE FAST?

  • Traffic engineering improvements to help the bus move quickly along its route:
    • Transit/bike lanes on Pratt and Lombard Streets give buses priority
    • Queue jumping gives the bus a little head start at busy intersections by giving the bus an early green light
    • Stop locations – placed further apart than the norm, allowing for faster travel
    • Free means no fare box, so boarding is faster

THE CHARM CITY CIRCULATOR'S HARBOR CONNECTOR:

  • Easy access to Maritime Park
  • Three "ping-pong" routes: Maritime Park to Tide Point, Canton Waterfront Park to Tide Point and Harbor View to Harbor East
  • Also free!
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