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As Circulator gets new contract to keep running, questions on system’s equity persist

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Riders wait for a RMA America mini-bus on Pratt Street serving the Banner Route. Photo by Danielle Sweeney.

The city is renewing its contract with RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation to operate the Charm City Circulator for another three months, said Department of Transportation spokesman German Vigil, and the popular online bus system’s app is back online.

The city is suing the operator of the Charm City Circulator for $20M

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The Charm City Circulator
The Charm City Circulator

Baltimore City is suing Transdev North America, Inc., the operator of the free Charm City Circulator bus service, for breach of contract, arguing they were overcharged tens of millions of dollars, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Wednesday.

Event Pick: Do a bar crawl with the help of the Charm City Circulator

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Image via Wikimedia Commons user ETLamborghini.

Bar crawls typically involve a stroll, and then later a stumble, through a particular neighborhood or along a certain street. Ridemore Mass Transit, whose purpose is just as the name sounds, and Wine.Dine.Repeat have plotted a boozy journey through the heart of central Baltimore using the city’s free bus, the Charm City Circulator. It’ll start in Remington and end at Federal Hill, using the Purple Line to go from one to the other and two stops in between.

Rawlings-Blake Passes Decision on Charm City Circulator Cuts to Next Mayor

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Charm-City-Circulator-bus-01Despite proposed cuts to the Charm City Circulator that appeared to be on the table earlier this year, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake isn’t going to make any final calls on the free bus service before she leaves office later this year.

Charm City Circulator Could Cut 2 Routes, Charles Street Extension

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The Charm City Circulator
The Charm City Circulator

The Charm City Circulator’s budget woes go round and round. On Wednesday, the Rawlings-Blake administration proposed cuts to the city’s free bus including two routes, and an end to another route’s expansion that just went into effect.

Charm City Circulator Finally Extends Route to 33rd Street

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The Charm City Circulator
The Charm City Circulator

Charles Villagers, Johns Hopkinsites, and fans of Carma’s Cafe, rejoice: The Charm City Circulator now travels all the way up to 33rd Street.

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.

Charm City Circulator Extended to 33rd St.

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Charm-City-Circulator-bus-01The Charm City Circulator is expanding once again. The free bus line’s Purple Route will extend north this fall, the city said.

Charm City Circulator Budget Cuts Reversed, Routes Reinstated

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The Charm City Circulator hasn’t been doing so well recently. There was a financial scandal, and then a possible plan to charge $1 for the free bus rides, and then the removal of the bus’ Banner Route, which ran through Locust Point and all the way to Ft. McHenry.

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