From December 12-16, Complimentary Rides on the Baltimore to Aberdeen Route Will Encourage Workers to Leave Their Cars at Home
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will offer a free ride week on Commuter Bus #425 between Aberdeen and Baltimore from December 12-16.
The MTA launched the new bus service in October as a part of BaltimoreLink, the transformative transit plan that Governor Larry Hogan unveiled in October 2015. Commuter Bus #425 connects Baltimore to White Marsh, Edgewood and Harford County’s largest employer, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). APG workers who hold monthly passes for Commuter Bus #425 can receive a reimbursement from the MTA.
“Commuter Bus #425 is a great new reverse commute service and we want to encourage everyone to take advantage of it,” said MTA Administrator and CEO Paul Comfort. “Once people who drive between Baltimore and Harford County see the ease, convenience and low cost of riding Commuter Bus #425, we are confident that many will choose to leave their cars home every workday.”
The cost to ride Commuter Bus #425 ranges from $3 to $5 depending on the boarding location. The new Commuter Bus #425 operates on the following schedule with several stops on the APG campus:
- Northbound Weekday Morning Service: Departs 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 arrives at APG at 6:50 a.m., 7:50 a.m. and 8:50 a.m., respectively.
- Southbound Weekday Afternoon Service: Operates 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.
BaltimoreLink is a 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 BaltimoreLink is transforming Baltimore’s half-a-century-old and outdated transit network with bus-only dedicated lanes, installation of transit signal priority, construction of a transfer hub network, rebranding and replacement of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 in the spring of 2017. High-frequency CityLink routes launch in the summer of 2017.
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