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MTA to Hold Six Public Hearings on Proposed
Express BusLink Service

3 New Routes to Greatly Improve
Suburb-to-Suburb Connectivity

March 9, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration will hold six public hearings this month to receive input from the community on the proposed new Express BusLink service and changes to existing bus service.
 
As part of BaltimoreLink, the proposed new transit improvement plan for the region, the MTA would implement three new Express BusLink routes to greatly improve suburb-to-suburb connectivity. The recommended Express BusLink Routes 102, 106 and 107 will provide significantly faster connections from BWI to Old Court Metro Subway Station; from Owings Mills to Towson; and from White Marsh to Towson without the need to travel through downtown Baltimore. Additionally, the existing Express Bus Route 150 that currently connects Columbia to downtown Baltimore City would be extended to connect to the growing employment center of Harbor East. The proposed service changes also would eliminate the Local Bus No. 99 line between Old Court Metro Subway Station and BWI and add peak period trips to the Local Bus No. 77 line, which also runs between Old Court Metro Subway Station and BWI. All changes would go into effect on June 19, 2016.
 
Express BusLink public hearings are scheduled for:
• Monday, March 21, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. in the Towson Room of the Towson Library located at 
320 York Road, Towson, Md. 21204. Accessible via Local Bus Nos. 3, 8, 11, 12 and 48.
 
• Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at the Linthicum Community Library located at 400 Shipley Road, Linthicum, Md. 21090. Accessible via the Linthicum Light Rail stop.
 
• Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at the Woodlawn Library located at 
1811 Woodlawn Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21207. Accessible via Local Bus Nos. 44 and 57.
 
• Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at the White Marsh Library located at 
8133 Sandpiper Circle, Baltimore, Md. 21236. Accessible via Local Bus Nos. 35, 58 and 120.
 
• Monday, March 28, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. in Room A of the Owings Mills Library located at 
10302 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, Md. 21117. Accessible via Local Bus Nos. 56 and 59, and the Owings Mills Metro Subway Station.
 
• Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. at the Whitman, Requardt and Associates, LLP office at 801 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, Md. 21231. Accessible via Local Bus Nos. 21 and 31.
 
For the latest information on MTA service, passengers are urged to check the MTA website at www.mta.maryland.gov. Customers also can call MTA’s Transit Information Contact Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 410-539-5000 or 410-539-3497 (TTY). Please visit MTA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland. MTA reminds passengers to report unattended bags and unusual behavior to police or transit personnel. If you see something, say something. Visit www.securetransit.org for more information.
 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Sandy Arnette
410-767-8367
sarnette@mta.maryland.gov

Paul Shepard
410-767-3935
pshepard@mta.maryland.gov

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