BaltimoreLink is a complete overhaul and rebranding of the core transit system operating within the city and throughout the greater Baltimore region. The project name was developed to emphasize how the redesigned network will provide a better connection between origins and destinations and between modes of transportation. To achieve MTA’s overarching mission of providing safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service, the BaltimoreLink Plan has five major goals:
- Improve service quality and reliability;
- Maximize access to high-frequency transit;
- Strengthen connections between MTA’s bus and rail routes;
- Align the network with existing and emerging job centers; and
- Engage riders, employees, communities, and elected officials in the planning process.
BaltimoreLink will not only address the significant and needed changes to the bus system in Baltimore but, will also connect all of the different types of public transit under one name. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) proudly endorse this plan as an effort to connect all existing transit services in an intentional and complementary manner.
The MTA has conducted an extensive outreach campaign, gathering feedback from riders, elected officials, community organizations, and other stakeholders in the region. The first phase of outreach ran from October 2015 through January 2016 and the second phase ran from July through September 2016. You can review our outreach reports here.
Public hearings on BaltimoreLink were held in January 2017 and final comments will be accepted through February 21, 2017, before the document is converted into a full-scale implementation plan.