BaltimoreLink Transit Network Redesign


BaltimoreLink Transit Network Redesign

Foursquare ITP is currently leading a complete transit network redesign of MTA’s fixed route bus service in the City of Baltimore and its immediate suburbs. This project follows Foursquare ITP’s comprehensive review and analysis of MTA’s existing bus system, the Bus Network Improvement Project, which ran from 2013 to 2015.

TRANSIT SERVICE PLAN

BaltimoreLink is a multi-phase plan that will reconceive all local and express buses serving Baltimore to create an interconnected transit system. The CityLink network of routes, launching in 2017, consists of 12 high-frequency, higher speed, color-coded bus routes to improve travel times, provide more connections to jobs, and increase transfer possibilities to other transit modes. The plan will improve suburb-to-suburb transit options via additional crosstown services and three new crosstown express routes. Local feeder routes will provide coverage throughout the system and support CityLink and crosstown bus routes, as well as MTA’s Metro Subway and Light Rail services. In addition to developing the service alignments and levels of service, we are providing scheduling and service development assistance, along with all mapping and GTFS feeds and bus stop sequencing.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

In-depth public and stakeholder outreach has influenced each stage of the BaltimoreLink planning process. Foursquare ITP manages workshop and pop-up event logistics and activity design, as well as the preparation of the informational materials for display and distribution—including an interactive map comparing BaltimoreLink and the existing system and a crowdsourcing site.

INTERACTIVE MAP: http://baltimorelink.com/interactive-tools/interactive-system-map

USER EXPERIENCE

The BaltimoreLink plan will improve bus stop and wayfinding signage and provide additional resources and materials to make the system more user-friendly, including  new bus stop signs that list each route Foursquare ITP is also conducting Title VI service equity analysis to measure and address impacts of the transit network redesign on minority and low-income populations.

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BaltimoreLink Transit Network Redesign