Mta Schedules Public Meetings On Proposed New Quick Bus Routes, Other Transit Changes

April 27, 2009|By Michael Dresser | Michael Dresser,michael.dresser@baltsun.com

The Maryland Transit Administration will hold a series of public meetings this week and next to explain its proposed changes to more than a dozen bus routes this August.

The MTA is proposing two new "Quick Bus" routes - the No. 43 and the No. 48 - along the path of the existing No. 3 and No. 8 routes. The Quick Bus routes would make fewer stops than the current buses on those routes. With the addition, the No. 3 and No. 8 buses would not arrive as frequently, but many riders' trips would take less time.

The agency is also proposing minor changes on the Nos. 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 24, 33, 35, 44 and 59 routes. The current M routes would receive new route numbers.

The meetings, all of which will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (except the one at the State Center Office Complex) will be held:

* Monday at the Community College Center on the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

* Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the State Center Office Complex auditorium, 300 W. Preston St.

* Wednesday at the Pikesville Senior Center, 1301 Reisterstown Road.

* Thursday at the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Family Center, Stadium Place, Y of Central Maryland, 900 E. 33rd St.

* May 4 at the Towson library, 320 York Road, Towson.

* May 6 at Domain, Brewers Hill, 1200 S. Conkling St.

MTA spokeswoman Jawauna Greene said the agency could modify its proposed changes based on public feedback. Information on specific changes can be found at www.mtamaryland.com by clicking the "Community Meetings and Service Updates" link.

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