Baltimore City DOT Proposes Cutting the Banner Route and Eliminating Purple Route Stops

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

SouthBMore.com will follow up on this story and get area reaction as this story develops. Last year a proposed cut to the Banner Route was reversed.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation Release:

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation announced today that proposed changes will be made to the Charm City Circulator program in an effort to address budgetary constraints. With these proposals, Circulator operations will be restructured while continuing to serve passengers and mitigate traffic in the downtown area.

Adjustments to the program include:

  • Elimination of the Banner Route in its entirety
  • Elimination of the Green Route in its entirety
  • Elimination of the Purple Route Northern Extension from Penn Station to 33rdStreet

The proposed changes are expected to take effect in January, 2017. Several public informational sessions will be held at various city locations and notices will be publicized well in advance.  Interested persons are encouraged to attend and provide comments on the proposed changes.

The comment period is open now through midnight on October 31, 2016. Citizens may mail or email comments to the Department of Transportation, 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 559, Baltimore, MD 21202 or to [email protected] (with CCC Proposed Changes as the subject).

Please visit www.charmcitycirculator.com and www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/AgenciesDepartments/Transportation.aspx for updates on meeting dates, times and locations.

Reaction last July when a decision to eliminate the Banner Route was reversed

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