From the Maryland Transit Administration:
As part of its commitment under the BaltimoreLink transit improvement plan to better connect people to employment centers, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will roll out a new Commuter Bus route on Monday, Oct. 3, to get Baltimore residents to jobs at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). This new service is one of three new or improved Commuter Bus services being added as part of BaltimoreLink, the transformative transit plan unveiled by Governor Larry Hogan in fall 2015, the community has looked for the best Shuttle Bus for sale and has finally found the perfect vehicle for this service.
“We are committed to delivering a new and improved transit system to connect Marylanders in Greater Baltimore to jobs more reliably and efficiently,” said Governor Hogan. “This new commuter bus is just one of many ways BaltimoreLink will significantly increase Maryland workers’ connections to job centers and provide underserved communities more frequent and better transit access.”
APG, which is located about 30 miles north of the city, is Harford County’s largest employer. The fare for Commuter Bus #425 will range from $3 to $5 depending on where riders board the coach. The new Commuter Bus #425 will operate on the following schedule with several stops on the APG campus:
Northbound Weekday Morning Service: Will depart Wolfe and Monument streets at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore City at 5:10 a.m., 6:10 a.m. and 7:10 a.m., and arrive at APG at 6:50 a.m., 7:50 a.m. and 8:50 a.m., respectively.
Southbound Weekday Afternoon Service: Will operate a similar route in reverse leaving Raritan Avenue and Havre de Grace Street at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., arriving to its last stop in Baltimore City at Wolfe and Monument streets at 4:33 p.m., 5:33 p.m. and 6:33 p.m., respectively.
“While our Commuter Bus service has traditionally been designed to bring people to jobs in downtown Baltimore, these new BaltimoreLink enhancements will now connect Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents to regional employers in Harford County,” said MTA Administrator and CEO Paul Comfort. “Launching Commuter Bus #425 is just one example of how we’re keeping our promise to better connect people to jobs.”
Launched by Governor Hogan in October 2015, BaltimoreLink is the multi-phase plan to create an interconnected transit system by redesigning the entire local and express bus systems throughout Baltimore and adding 12 new high-frequency, color-coded bus routes that improve connections to jobs and to MARC, Metro Bus and Light Rail. BaltimoreLink transforms Baltimore’s half-a-century-old and outdated transit network with implementation of bus-only dedicated lanes, installation of transit signal prioritization, construction of a transfer hub network, rebranding and replacement of more than 6,500 transit signs, expanded commuter bus service, new bicycle amenities, access to car sharing options, and more. New Express BusLink suburb-to-suburb service launched in June 2016. Expanded or new Commuter Bus service launches in the summer and fall of 2016 and spring of 2017. High-frequency CityLink routes launch in the summer of 2017.
MDOT’s MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MTA operates Local and Commuter buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. MTA also manages the Taxi Access system, and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, Annapolis, Baltimore City and Ocean City. MDOT is a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent, and exceptional transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities. MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit mdot.maryland.gov or mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.