TRANSIT: MTA debuts new Express BusLink service

June 21, 2016

New routes to improve suburb-to-suburb connectivity and significantly reduce travel time

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) launched Express BusLink yesterday as the first new offered service to be part of BaltimoreLink. Governor Larry Hogan announced the $135 million transit improvement plan in October 2015 to create an integrated transit system that is easy to use and better connects residents to jobs, entertainment centers and other transit modes. Express BusLink is designed to improve suburb-to-suburb connectivity.

Today, MTA is introducing three new Express BusLink routes that now provide significantly faster connections from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) MARC Train station to Old Court Metro Subway Station; from Owings Mills to Towson; and from Towson to White Marsh.

Additionally, the existing Express Bus Route 150 that connects Columbia to downtown Baltimore City has been extended to connect to the growing job center of Harbor East. Also starting today, MTA is providing additional peak-period trips on Local Bus No. 77 line, which also runs between Old Court Metro Subway Station and BWI Marshall.

These direct suburb-to-suburb connections will improve access to regional job centers as well as speed the ride for many commuters. For example, the new Express BusLink will reduce the two-hour ride from White Marsh to Towson to approximately an hour.