The Charm City Circulator Reaches 100,000th Passenger Milestone

Monday, April 05

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation celebrated the 100,000th passenger to ride the Charm City Circulator. Baltimore’s new shuttle service has proven to be a huge success for residents, employees and tourists traveling in the busy downtown district. Ridership has averaged more than 1,200 passengers per day and buses have maintained the promised 10 minute headway.

Since the launch of the Charm City Circulator’s Orange Route on January 11, 2010, over 100,000 patrons have taken advantage of this new shuttle service. This figure exceeds initial ridership projections and response from the public has been overwhelmingly positive.

“The City of Baltimore is pleased to provide an eco-friendly shuttle service that is free for the citizens and tourists of Baltimore,” said Al Foxx, Director of Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation. “We are happy to see that so many people are taking advantage of this innovative service which will help to reduce the number of vehicles that travel in the busy downtown area.”

The Charm City Circulator is a fleet of eco-friendly buses that travel in the downtown district. This fleet of hybrid electric buses is the first of its kind in a major metropolitan area. The shuttles are designed to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gases while offering a reliable and convenient mode of alternative transportation. Best of all, the new Charm City Circulator provides free service for everyone.

The 100,000th patron, identified as Tyrone Harris of Baltimore, boarded the Charm City Circulator on Thursday morning. A recognition ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at Harborplace, located at 200 E. Pratt Street (Street Side) which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The ceremony will begin at 12:00 noon and the honorary passenger will be presented with a gift package valued at nearly $400.

The City of Baltimore encourages residents, visitors and downtown employees to use alternative modes of transportation and ride the free Charm City Circulator.

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