Public Notice: CCC Route Changes

Friday, June 05

Charm City Circulator Public Notice of proposed changes scheduled to take effect July 20, 2015 excluding the Purple Route Northern Extension which is expected to occur in the Fall of 2015

The original intent of the Charm City Circulator (CCC) was to reduce traffic congestion, spread the use of the existing parking supply, tie growing communities together for residents and visitors, and connect transportation modalities by providing a safe, alternative mode of public transportation while reducing automobile congestion and air pollution in the City’s Central Business District.

Funding for the CCC program was achieved by restructuring the City’s parking tax. While the CCC’s operating expenses have increased over the years, the revenue derived from the parking tax adjustment has remained stagnant.  In addition, issues with the supplier of the initial CCC fleet have necessitated significant unforeseen and unfunded expenditures.  Subsequently, the CCC is operating at a deficit and will be for the near future.

In an effort address this deficit and maintain our goal of traffic mitigation, it is proposed that the CCC system be restructured.  Through this process, CCC operations will be adjusted to make the program sustainable while continuing to meet ridership needs.  Adjustments to the program include:

  • Elimination of the Banner Route – Federal grant funding for the Banner Route has ended.  Commuters can utilize MTA Local Bus Route #1 to access Fort Avenue and Fort McHenry.
  • Implementation of uniform operating hours for all routes:
    • Monday through Thursday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
    • Friday 7:00 am – 12:00 am
    • Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 am
    • Sunday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • The Orange Route will be modified and the following stops will be eliminated:  207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 226, 227
  • The following Orange Route stops will be added:  Fayette Street at Poppleton Street, Fayette Street at Fremont Avenue, Fleet Street at Exeter Street, and Central Avenue at Bank Street
  • The Green Route will be modified and the following stops will be eliminated:  101,104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, 126
  • The following Green Route stops will be added:  Fayette Street at Colvin Street, Fayette Street at Holliday Street, Fayette Street at St. Paul Street, Baltimore Street at Calvert Street, Fleet Street at Exeter Street, Fleet Street at Caroline Street, Fayette Street at Wolfe Street (eastbound), Washington Street at Jefferson Street, and Madison Street at Wolfe Street
  • Purple Route Northern Extension will be implemented

The majority of the proposed changes are scheduled to take effect on July 20, 2015, except for the Purple Route Northern Extension which is expected to occur in the Fall of 2015.  

The restructured Charm City Circulator map is available at www.charmcitycirculator.com(External Link) andwww.baltimorecity.gov/Government/AgenciesDepartments/Transportation.aspx for public engagement and comment.  Interested members of the public are encouraged to provide feedback and comments on the proposed changes.  The comment period is currently open through July 8, 2015. Citizens may mail or email testimonies/comments through midnight, July 8, 2015 to the Department of Transportation, 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 559, Baltimore, MD 21202 or toinfo@charmcitycirculator.com(Email Link) (using ‘CCC Proposed Changes July 2015’ as the subject).  All public comments received will considered by the responsible administrator prior to taking final action on the proposed service adjustments.

Several public informational sessions will also be held during the month of July:

Charm City Circulator Public Meetings - Route Restructuring

CCC Route

Date

Time

Location

Address

Locust Point/Banner

7/13/15

5:30-7:00pm

Francis Scott Key

1425 E. Fort Ave

Purple, Orange

7/8/15

6:00-7:30pm

3rd floor conference room

417 E. Fayette St

Green Route

7/6/15

6:00-7:30pm

Elmer Henderson

2100 Ashland Ave

Green, Orange

7/7/15

6:00-7:30pm

Admiral Fells

888 S. Broadway

Orange Route

7/9/15

6:30-8:00pm

University of MD Bio-Park

801 W. Baltimore Street

Persons unable to attend the hearings may mail or email testimonies/comments through midnight, July 8, 2015 to Department of Transportation, 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 559, Baltimore, MD 21202 or info@charmcitycirculator.com(Email Link) (with CCC Proposed Changes July 2015 as the subject).

In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, all Baltimore City, Department of Transportation meetings are conducted in locations accessible to persons with disabilities and materials can be provided in accessible formats or translated into languages, other than English, upon request. All requests for reasonable and/or special accommodations must be made at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled meeting date.

If you would like to request accessibility or language accommodations (foreign or sign), please telephone 410-396-6818 between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. Individuals with hearing or speech impairment may use Maryland Relay Service TTY 711 + 410-396-6818.

Download the restructured Charm City Circulator map, the public meeting schedule, and the public notice in spanish below.

 

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