After Two Weeks, the Circulator is Charmed!

Thursday, January 28

In the two weeks since its debut, Baltimore’s Charm City Circulator has proven to be a huge success for residents, employees and tourists traveling in the busy downtown district – averaging more than 1,200 riders per day and meeting the promised 10 minute headway!

The Charm City Circulator is a fleet of eco-friendly buses that travel along Pratt and Lombard Streets between Hollins Market and Harbor East. This new 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 alternative mode of transportation. Best of all, the Charm City Circulator provides free service for everyone.

During the first two weeks of operation, over 15,000 patrons have taken advantage of the new shuttle service. This figure exceeds initial ridership projections and response from the public has been overwhelmingly positive. Commuters are excited to have an energy-efficient way to travel throughout the city.

The Charm City Circulator has also been operating with 10.5 minute headway to provide citizens with a faster, cleaner and greener way to commute. Circulator operators have been utilizing designated bus lanes along Pratt and Lombard Streets in order to provide quick and convenient service throughout the busy downtown area.

The Charm City Circulator provides citizens with the opportunity to connect between other forms of mass transit such as the light rail, MARC trains, the subway and even the Water Taxi Harbor Connector. The new shuttle service will also tie together growing communities in the busy downtown district and will allow for downtown employees to connect with less expensive parking areas on the outskirts of town.

The City of Baltimore encourages residents, visitors and employees to take advantage of Baltimore’s new clean, green and free Charm City Circulator! For further details about the City’s new shuttle service, visit The website provides detailed information including hours of operation, route maps, and stop locations.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation:
“Keeping Baltimore Moving Safely”