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New MTA bus line to serve Amazon warehouse

The Maryland Transit Administration announced the creation of two new bus lines starting next week, one of which is designed to get employees to Amazon’s new distribution center on Broening Highway.

The new No. 26 line, which starts service Feb. 22, will run from Fayette and Charles streets to the Dundalk Marine Terminal with a stop at the distribution center. The distribution center is expected to open in April and will employ more than 1,000 people.

“These changes are a key step to creating a bus system our customers can rely on and a network that provides more connections to employment and recreational centers in the region,” MTA Administrator Robert Smith said in a news release. “Bringing needed changes to our bus system is a major step toward improving our local and regional transportation model as a whole.”

It was also announced the MTA will be creating the N0. 31 line to run from State Center to the Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk, which will include a stop at the Shops at Canton Crossing. That route essentially replaces the southeast leg of the No. 11 route, which currently runs from Towson to Canton.

MTa officials say the change was needed to improve on-time service. A trip from north of downtown to Canton will become more expensive because it will require riders to buy the $3.50 day pass to switch buses to continue the trip. A two-way trip on the current line costs $3.20.

About Adam Bednar

Adam Bednar covers real estate and development for The Daily Record.

2 comments

  1. I am so disappointed about the 11. It’s my only way to get to work. Do you know why MTA no longer hands out transfers? It seems to make sense to offer it for this two bus route. Right now my plan is to take the 11 and walk 4 miles a day rain, sleet, snow, or shine.

    The price will actually now be $6.40 a day. Two buses to work, two buses home. I’ve been using the 11 for the past 6 months. I can tell you now that the people I ride with can’t afford that amount.

  2. What time the bus runs

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