Start Date:

04/02/2020 4:06 PM

End Date:

05/15/2020 4:06 PM

Description:

Beginning Monday April 6, 2020 and in order to more efficiently deploy resources to core bus service, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) is temporarily discontinuing 11 routes that recently experienced an average of 82% decline in ridership. These routes include all nine peak-hour Express BusLink routes and LocalLinks 38 and 92, which primarily serve schools that are now closed. This strategic modification ensures MDOT MTA is operating lifeline service for essential travel only during the COVID-19 emergency to protect employees, customers and the community. Many of the Express BusLink routes duplicate existing LocalLink service and we encourage riders to evaluate other route options at mta.maryland.gov/trip-planner. Riders needing assistance with trip planning can contact the Transit Information Contact Center from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at 410-539-5000. Discontinued and alternate routes to consider are listed below:
• Express BusLink 103 - LocalLink 53, CityLink Green
• Express BusLink 104 - CityLink Green
• Express BusLink 105 - CityLink Pink
• Express BusLink 115 - CityLink Brown
• Express BusLink 120 - LocalLink 56, CityLink Brown
• Express BusLink 150 - Commuter Bus 310, MARC Train
• Express BusLink 154 - LocalLink 54
• Express BusLink 160 - LocalLink 59, CityLink Orange
• Express BusLink 164 - LocalLink 67
• LocalLink 38 - LocalLink 94, CityLink Blue
• LocalLink 92 - LocalLink 34, 89
MDOT MTA will continue to evaluate operations and ridership data to determine whether additional temporary service adjustments are needed. A complete list of service modifications and other steps MDOT MTA is taking to protect our riders and operators, and to maximize efficiency, is available at www.mta.maryland.gov/coronavirus.

Affected Routes:

  • 38: WESTGATE - MEDFIELD
  • 92: GLEN - BAAS & TALMUDICAL
  • 103: DOWNTOWN - CROMWELL BRIDGE
  • 104: CROMWELL BRIDGE - HARBOR EAST
  • 105: CEDONIA - DOWNTOWN
  • 115: DOWNTOWN - PERRY HALL
  • 120: WHITE MARSH - DOWNTOWN/HOPKINS HOSP
  • 150: COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN/HARBOR EAST
  • 154: STATE CENTER - CARNEY/HILLENDALE
  • 160: DOWNTOWN/HOPKINS HOSPITAL - ESSEX
  • 164: RIVIERA BEACH - DOWNTOWN

Cause:

Other Cause

Effect:

No Service