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Towson Circulator will be free for riders when it debuts next fall

Towson Circulator
Posted at 1:40 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 19:38:35-04

TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County on Wednesday rolled out new plans for the Fall 2021 reveal of its Towson Circulator pilot program.

One major update is that passengers are expected to be able to ride the Circulator free of charge.

Access routes will include area hospitals and colleges like GBMC, Sheppard Pratt, St. Joseph Medical Center, Goucher and Towson University.

Hours of operation would be weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays.

Currently there are no plans for Sunday service.

All plans are preliminary and will be subject to community input.

The county has scheduled two virtual sessions for public comment, on November 10 at 1:00 p.m. and November 12 at 6:30 p.m. on Webex.

So far 12 ADA accessible buses have been ordered, and are expected to be delivered in 2021.

A new study by Sabra & Associates Inc., estimates between 200,000 and 300,000 people will ride the Circulator per year.

County Executive Johnny Olszewski included the first dedicated funds for planning of the Towson Circulator in his FY20 budget.

He also named the County’s first Deputy of Transportation at the Department of Public Works to oversee the efforts.

A $1.65 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will also go toward supporting the Circulator.