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.