NEW DESTINATIONS, AND NEXTBUS REAL-TIME ARRIVAL INFORMATION ATTRACTS RIDERS
The Charm City Circulator just added another stop on its route. The new destination, Fort McHenry, links riders from Light Street through the harbor and South Baltimore and Locust Point to the Fort’s gates.
Riders include both locals and tourists alike. Some of them are commuting to their jobs, or use the circulator as a connection to Penn Station. Even seniors can hop on for a trip to the grocery store within a stop or two from their homes. Tourists find it easy to take advantage of a free ride to some of Baltimore’s hotels and shopping areas.
As the service continues to grow, riders are taking advantage of NextBus technology available on the buses. Commuters can easily determine when the next bus will arrive, ensuring they will arrive to work on time. Out of towners can simply use their smart phone to download the NextBus app and easily navigate around the city. In addition, because the bus route connects up with the MTA’s light rail to the airport, riders can use NextBus to precisely time their airport arrival to ensure they will be on time for their scheduled airline departure.
The circulator also highlights areas of downtown Baltmore that have recently been rebuilt. The circulator has become a feeder to Penn Station, too, where it connects with MARC commuters and Bolt Bus and Amtrak passengers.