COVID-19: New Operating Hours as of 5-1-2020

Thursday, April 30

Department of Transportation Announces Changes to Charm City Circulator Hours of Operation 

 
BALTIMORE, MD — The Baltimore City Department of Transportation announced today that the Charm City Circulator (CCC) will soon be modifying its hours of operation.   
 
As the City of Baltimore works to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Transportation has announced new hours of operation for the Charm City Circulator.  
 
Effective Friday, May 01, 2020, the Charm City Circulator will begin the new operating schedule listed below:   • Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.   • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
 
Under executive orders by Governor Hogan and Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young, all riders must wear face coverings prior to boarding any bus, and face coverings must stay on for the duration of the trip.  In addition, all CCC passengers should enter and exit Circulator busses through the rear doors at all times. 
 
For additional information about the Charm City Circulator and the Department of Transportation’s service modifications during COVID-19, please visit https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/.  
 

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Department of Transportation Announce Charm City Circulator Face Covering Requirement

Mayor Young, DOT take steps to protect residents traveling to and from essential jobs, tasks while on public transit

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, the Department of Transportation announced Charm City Circulator passengers would need to wear face coverings beginning on Saturday, April 18. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young issued the following statement:

“Taking this step helps protect people getting to work and performing essential errands while using public transit,” Mayor Young said.

Beginning on Saturday, April 18, 2020 all Charm City Circulator passengers are required to wear face coverings.  All riders must wear face coverings prior to boarding any bus, and face coverings MUST stay on for the duration of the trip.

This action supports Governor Hogan's Executive Order Number 20-04-15-01 and Mayor Young’s Executive Order advising all residents of Baltimore City to wear cloth masks or other facial coverings, as defined by the CDC, when out in the community and especially when social distancing measures are not possible.

For additional information on modified transportation services, please visit transportation.baltimorecity.gov.


Tuesday March 17th, 2020

English

To support the City’s efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus,  starting Wednesday, March 18th, all non-disabled  passengers  will be directed to board through the rear doors of the bus to limit close contact between passengers and drivers. We also ask that non-disabled passengers exit the vehicle from the rear doors. Please allow passengers to de-board before boarding the bus. Disabled passengers will be allowed to board at the front doors. We thank you for your on-going  support as we continue to adapt our service to meet the needs and safety of the community. 

Spanish 

Para apoyar los esfuerzos de la Ciudad para limitar la propagación del virus COVID-19, a partir del miércoles 18 de marzo, todos los pasajeros no discapacitados deberán abordar a través de las puertas traseras del autobús para limitar el contacto cercano entre los pasajeros y los conductores. También pedimos que los pasajeros no discapacitados salgan del vehículo por las puertas traseras. Permita que los pasajeros se bajen antes de abordar el autobús. Los pasajeros discapacitados podrán abordar en las puertas de entrada. Le agradecemos su continuo apoyo mientras continuamos adaptando nuestro servicio para satisfacer las necesidades y la seguridad de la comunidad.


Dear Charm City Circulator (CCC) and Harbor Connector (HC) Riders,

Public safety is DOT’s top priority for our transit users.  With the COVID-19 public health crisis, we want to share the following actions that are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus on our transit vehicles.

While we continue to routinely clean the CCC busses and HC vessels at the end of every day, we have increased our cleaning efforts to include mid-day cleanings for every vehicle and vessel in operation.  These cleanings include disinfecting all passenger touch-point locations such as seats, windows, hand rails etc.  

At this time, both CCC and HC schedules will remain the same, but are subject to change in this rapidly evolving situation.  Given the nature of the virus, it is critical that all persons consider the following when out in public areas:

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

·         Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue into the trash.

·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

·         Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

·         Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical attention.

·         Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

The Department of Transportation recognizes the essential nature of our CCC and HC services, and will work diligently to keep our vehicles clean and safe during this time.