The Baltimore City Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it had launched a new community engagement survey to solicit feedback to create the city’s new Transit Development Plan.
The city’s transportation department is developing a Transit Development Plan (TDP) for its Charm City Circulator bus service and the Harbor Connector ferry shuttle service. The TDP will provide the department with a guide to addressing the city’s transit service needs for the next five years, outlining possible service changes, and prioritizing service improvements.
“This 5-year transit investment strategy will identify opportunities to improve existing Charm City Circulator routes and increase equitable service capacities,” Mayor Brandon Scott said. “Transportation is a key quality of life issue, especially for those in underserved communities, so this transit plan lays the foundation for building an inclusive, equitable transit system needed to serve the residents of Baltimore City.”
As part of the process, the transportation department will ask residents to give their feedback on the Charm City Circulator and Harbor Connectors services via an online survey. It will help identify current and future transit opportunities, as well as any challenges. Feedback from the survey will be used in the development of the TDP.
“The Department of Transportation strongly encourages all residents, visitors, and transit patrons to participate in this important community survey,” said Director Sharkey. “Community feedback is valuable information that is needed for our planning process and the creation of the TDP, which will help to shape the future of Charm City Circulator and Harbor Connector service in Baltimore City for the next five years.”
The survey will be open through Nov. 30, 2021. The transportation department will also hold virtual public meetings with regard to the TDP, with the first one on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at streetsofbaltimore.com.