MTA Public Hearings on Transit Improvement Plan

Wade received the following letter from the MTA regarding upcoming public hearings on the proposed new transit improvement plan for the region.

March 11, 2016

Dear Elected Officials:

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve transit options in Maryland, the Maryland Department
of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will hold six public hearings this
month to receive input from the community on the proposed new Express BusLink service.
As part of BaltimoreLink, the proposed new transit improvement plan for the region, the MTA
would implement three new Express BusLink routes to greatly improve suburb-to-suburb
connectivity. The recommended Express BusLink Routes 102, 106 and 107 will provide
significantly faster connections from BWI to Old Court Metro Subway Station; from Owings
Mills to Towson; and from White Marsh to Towson without the need to travel through
downtown Baltimore. Additionally, the existing Express Bus Route 150 that currently connects
Columbia to downtown Baltimore City would be extended to connect to the growing
employment center of Harbor East. The proposed service changes also would eliminate the Local
Bus No. 99 line between Old Court Metro Subway Station and BWI and add peak period trips to
the Local Bus No. 77 line, which also runs between Old Court Metro Subway Station and BWI.

All changes would go into effect on June 19, 2016.

These Express BusLink public hearings are scheduled for the following days, times, and
• Monday, March 21, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. in the Towson Room of the Towson Library
located at
320 York Road, Towson, Md. 21204. Accessible via Local Bus Nos. 3, 8, 11, 12 and 48.
• Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at the Linthicum Community Library located at
400 Shipley Road, Linthicum, Md. 21090. Accessible via the Linthicum Light Rail stop.
• Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at the Woodlawn Library located at
1811 Woodlawn Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21207. Accessible via Local Bus Nos. 44 and 57.
• Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at the White Marsh Library located at
8133 Sandpiper Circle, Baltimore, Md. 21236. Accessible via Local Bus Nos. 35, 58 and
• Monday, March 28, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. in Room A of the Owings Mills Library located
at 10302 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, Md. 21117. Accessible via Local Bus
Nos. 56 and 59, and the Owings Mills Metro Subway Station.
• Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. at the Whitman, Requardt and Associates, LLP
office at 801 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, Md. 21231. Accessible via Local Bus Nos. 21
and 31.

For additional information regarding the BaltimoreLink system, we encourage you to visit our
website at As always, thank you for your time and
attention, and for your ongoing support of MTA and BaltimoreLink. If you have questions or
concerns, please feel free to contact me at (410) 767-0820 or Juan Torrico, MTA’s Business and

Community Development Manager at (410) 767-0667.


Doug DeLeaver
Office of Governmental Affairs
Maryland Transit Administration