New shuttle buses to serve BWI approved by Board of Public Works

Posted: 1:49 PM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 17:49:50Z

Getting to and around Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport may soon be easier, as the Maryland Board of Public Works approved a contract to procure 20 shuttle buses that would serve the transit point.

The shuttles provide continuous service between the BWI terminal, airport parking facilities, and the BWI Rail Station. The contract will seek 10 40-foot buses and 10 60-foot buses from New Flyer America Inc. at a cost of $13.5 million, a release from the Maryland Department of Transportation said. 

In 2005, 40 40 buses servicing airport stops went into service, with another 20 rental car shuttles joining the fleet in 2017.

The contract is one step in a longer procurement processes to replace the entire shuttle bus fleet at the airport. The new buses will include more amenities, like USB charging ports, WiFi, better seating, luggage racks, wide doors and large windows.

BWI is the busiest airport in the region, with 5.9 million travelers passing through in the first quarter of 2018.