Baltimore City to Study Charm City Circulator Operations

Baltimore City has approved a $130,000 study of its Charm City Circulator, the City’s bus service, to develop recommendations to improve its operations. As reported by Baltimore Sun,

Rawlings-Blake said the study is needed to make the Circulator operations more effective and efficient.

“It’s important for many reasons that we make sure this Circulator system remains free,” she said. “But if it’s to remain free, it doesn’t mean that it should be fiscally unsound.

Members of the City Council may consider whether to charge a nominal fee for the service.

City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young has called for a hearing on the Circulator operations, including whether the bus service should charge passengers $1 to ride. A hearing hasn’t yet been scheduled.

More than 4 million people ride the Charm City Circulator each year.