Free Transit Opens in Baltimore

Despite the downward trend in public services like transit, the city of Baltimore in opening a free transit line.
January 19, 2010, 10am PST | Nate Berg
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"Charm City Circulator consists of 21 hybrid electric buses running seven days a week. The first line, the Orange Route, launched Jan. 11 and eventually will be joined by two other lines. When all is said and done, the Circulator will connect landmarks like the Inner Harbor and the John Hopkins hospital complex to the city center and surrounding neighborhoods.

Perhaps more significantly, it will provide a link to other forms of transit, including trains, light rail, buses and water taxis."

Other cities have been forced to cut similar free services due to budget issues, but Baltimore is hoping the investment in transit will provide an economic boon to businesses in the area.

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Published on Monday, January 18, 2010 in Wired
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