Mayor Rawlings-Blake Celebrates Two Millionth Rider of Charm City Circulator Press Release

Thursday, June 09

BALTIMORE, MD. (June 9, 2011)—Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined by Department of Transportation Director Khalil Zaied to announce that the Charm City Circulator has served over two million passengers since its inception. Baltimore’s premier free shuttle service has proven to be a huge success for residents, employees, and visitors traveling in the busy downtown district. In May 2011, ridership averaged 7,300 passengers per day.

“The City of Baltimore is so proud that the Charm City Circulator has served over two million people in such a short amount of time,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of this innovative shuttle service, which will help to reduce the number of vehicles in the busy downtown district.”

The Charm City Circulator is a fleet of eco-friendly buses that travel in the central business district. The energy-efficient shuttles are designed to reduce greenhouse gases while offering a reliable and convenient mode of alternative transportation. The Orange Route, which runs between Hollins Market and Harbor East, began operations on January 11, 2010. The Purple Route, which provides service between Penn Station and Federal Hill, was launched on June 07, 2010.

The City of Baltimore encourages residents, visitors and downtown employees to take advantage of the Charm City Circulator to experience all that Baltimore has to offer.