Johns Hopkins Cheers Charm City Circulator’s Northern Expansion

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The Charm City Circulator
The Charm City Circulator

When the Charm City Circulator announced the expansion of the Purple Route north to 33rd St., it seemed like good news for Johns Hopkins students and others looking for ways to get downtown. This week, the university officially said the change is welcome.

“We think this is a great additional option for Baltimore transit users and for Hopkins,” Greg Smith, the university’s director of Transportation Services told the JHU Hub.

Here’s some details on where the free bus service might stop:

A preliminary map showed stops near Homewood along Charles Street as the route runs northward, including at 30th and 32nd streets. The bus then loops back around to travel southward on St. Paul Street.

It may take some riders away from one of the university’s shuttles that goes to Mt. Vernon, but it’ll make it easier to get downtown without a transfer. Besides, mixing with the rest of the city is good for young minds.

The Purple Route runs to Fed Hill where all the bars are. But remember to arrange a ride home, as the last bus runs at midnight.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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