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Fight prompts call to change bus services at White Marsh Mall

Posted: 11:19 PM, Aug 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-11 03:21:27Z

A fight at White Marsh Mall has Baltimore County officials at odds over how to move forward.

Baltimore County Council members Cathy Bevins and David Marks are calling for the bus service stops at the mall to end at 11 p.m. instead of 1:30 in the morning.

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler does not approve of that idea.

"While I understand the frustration that was caused by a recent disruption at white marsh mall, stigmatizing and creating hardship for city residents is not an acceptable response."

Cheryl Williams uses the bus to get everywhere she goes and likes to use it to take her daughter to the mall.

Mohler went on to say “It's it is 2018, not 1950. we are neighbors with Baltimore city and stand with them.  We cannot and should not put a moat around our city partners.”

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On Wednesday Councilman Marks took to Twitter on the issue saying quote.

"There are many employees who use MTA service to get to White Marsh Mall. We should respect that, but restructure service so there are not large crowds hanging around hours after the mall closes."

Barbara Barnes hopes they don’t decide to shorten the bus service.

“I hope that’s not the case. I’ve never seen anyone on the bus causing any problem,” said Barnes. “They go in the mall so it might have been just that incident. “

Williams hopes that the actions of a few don’t affect the lives of the many.

 “The buses have nothing to do whether people have integrity or manners. The bus has nothing to do with that. Why should we all get in a mess because of a couple people?”

The council members also called for a curfew. where minors wouldn't be allowed to shop without an adult present on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Both Towson Town Center and The Avenue have youth escort policies.