Baltimore County officials on Thursday launched an online transportation survey as county leaders look to expand transit choices. Among those options, as noted in a letter that County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. sent to Maryland Department of Transportation officials last month, is a circulator bus for Catonsville.
The state is in the process of revising its fiscal year 2020-2025 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), or capital budget for transit projects. Olszewski is seeking state money and getting projects added to that budget.
He wants to expand the CountyRide service and gain planning funds to assess circulators in Catonsville, Owings Mills and White Marsh, as well as secure funding for a proposed Towson Circulator.
“How easily people can get around has a major impact on quality of life, but for too long Baltimore County has been focused on roads alone,” Olszewski said in a statement.
County Council Chairman Tom Quirk, who represents Catonsville, said he would “definitely” be in favor of such a shuttle in Catonsville, and would like to see it connect Catonsville and Arbutus, as well as connect some further destinations, like Heavy Seas Brewing, to more centralized areas.