Baltimore’s New Bus System is Getting Ready to Roll Out

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The city’s new bus system is set to start rolling out in June, and the MTA wants to make sure you know about it.

After cancelling the Red Line, Gov. Larry Hogan floated a plan for the city’s bus system called BaltimoreLink. It has new color-coded routes and bus lanes. The plan also includes technology called Transit Signal Priority, which uses sensors to give buses which turns red lights to green at some intersections.  The final plan that will be implemented is now up on the website.

They’re not just doing it with technology, however. Starting Monday, the MTA is dispatching “Transit Teams” throughout the city to tell you about the plans.

“Starting this week, our MTA team will be on board buses and in communities throughout our service area to talk with our customers about BaltimoreLink and answer any questions they may have,” said MTA CEO Paul Comfort.

The public awareness campaign will get its own BaltimoreLink Info Bus to traverse the city, and ambassadors will be onboard buses and at bus stops to provide info. The Center for Mobility Equity is also set to provide training for senior riders, persons with disabilities, and students.

 

 



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