Thanks a Million!

Wednesday, November 17

Baltimore City Department of Transportation Press Release

Thanks a Million! to Charm City Circulator Passengers

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that the Charm City Circulator has serviced over one million passengers. Baltimore’s premier shuttle service has proven to be a huge success for residents, employees and visitors traveling in the busy downtown district. Over the last month, ridership has averaged more than 4,840 passengers per day, and in only eleven months, one million patrons have taken advantage of the Circulator service.

The Charm City Circulator’s Orange Route was initially launched on January 11, 2010 and runs from Hollins Market to Harbor East. Then on June 07, 2010, service began along the Purple Route, which travels from Penn Station to Federal Hill. The 1,000,000th passenger boarded the Charm City Circulator on Tuesday, November 17, 2010. This figure well exceeds initial ridership projections and response from the public has been overwhelmingly positive.

“The City of Baltimore is proud that the Charm City Circulator has provided service to a million passengers in such a short amount of time,” said Khalil Zaied, Director of Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of this innovative shuttle 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 business district. The energy-efficient shuttles are designed to reduce 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 City of Baltimore encourages residents, visitors and downtown employees to take advantage of the Charm City Circulator and would like to say ‘thanks a million!’ to everyone who has used this free shuttle service.