MTA to Pilot New Bus Service to Future ‘Home Chef’ Facility in Curtis Bay

| June 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

Home Chef has inked a lease at the new Harbor Logistics Center in Curtis Bay. Harbor Logistics Center is a 96-acre industrial development with up to 900,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and office space in three buildings at 1701 E. Patapsco St.  A new bus route is being piloted to this future job center.

Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration press release: 

As part of its effort to serve emerging job centers, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration will begin pilot bus service to the new Home Chef food preparation facility on E. Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore, effective Monday, June 5. The pilot service will operate as an extension of the LocalLink 73 route, providing three daily roundtrips, seven days a week. Home Chef expects to employ more than 500 people by 2024. The Maryland Transit Administration will continue to evaluate initial service levels as Home Chef onsite staffing increases.

“The Maryland Transit Administration connects riders to job centers throughout the state and our new service to Home Chef is the latest example,” said Maryland Transit Administrator Holly Arnold. “This new LocalLink service will provide much needed access to this commercial hub.”

Bus destination signage for LocalLink 73 buses headed toward Home Chef will say “Wagner’s Point” and return trips will indicate “State Center.” Travel time between downtown Baltimore and Home Chef will range from 46 to 48 minutes. LocalLink 73 also connects with the Patapsco Light Rail stop, allowing for easy connecting options for riders.

The pilot program is expected to be in effect for up to one year. The Maryland Transit Administration will conduct periodic reviews of ridership figures to evaluate initial service levels as Home Chef onsite staffing increases. For more information on the LocalLink 73 schedule, visit the website at mta.maryland.gov/schedule/73 or call the Transit Information Contact Center at 410-535-5000.

The Maryland Transit Administration is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States, and operates local and commuter buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, MARC Train service and a comprehensive Mobility paratransit system. The goal of the Maryland Transit Administration is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.

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