Why is the Transit Development Plan Important?

    The Baltimore City Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a planning process that will develop a five-year transit investment strategy for the Charm City Circulator (CCC) bus and Harbor Connector ferry service. The Plan will identify opportunities where the Charm City Circulator and Harbor Connector services can improve transportation routes and equity within the Charm City Circulator and Harbor Connector service capacity.

    Mayor Brandon Scott issued a February 2021 Transition Report that outlines strategies for Building an Inclusive, Equitable Economy. The Transition Report outlines five potential actions related to the BCDOT public transportation program. The TDP is intended to address the transportation recommendations as outlined in Mayor Brandon Scott’s Transition Report. The TDP’s final deliverables will include strategies and potential route changes to the existing four Charm City Circulator routes and three Harbor Connector routes including:

    • Recommendations to reconfigure the Circulator Routes
    • Identifying CCC service gaps
    • Service changes needed to reach employment centers
    • Reconfiguration opportunities with institutional shuttle services
    • Refocus Harbor Connector to serve job centers and accelerate tourism

    The Transit Development Plan will be developed with the input, expertise and collaboration of City leadership, Charm City Circulator and Harbor Connector riders, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), private institutional shuttle service, stakeholders, and community members about transit needs and ideas for improving the CCC and Harbor Connector.

    The project will be conducted over a six-month period, beginning the first week of September and conclude in February 2022. The TDP project schedule includes the following milestones:

    • Project Kick Off September 2021
    • Public Engagement and Community Survey October 2021
    • Existing Service Inventory and Service Alternatives December 2021
    • TDP Recommendations February 2022

    As the TDP moves through the planning process briefings will be held with DOT and City leadership to keep them apprised of the Plan’s development and direction. The final report and recommendations will be shared with the public in February 2022.

    Who can I contact with a question about this Transit Development Plan?

    Questions can be submitted in the forums section of this page or to StreetsofbaltimoreTDP@wrallp.com