Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. announced Wednesday the creation of the Towson Loop, a bus service that will provide free public transportation in the core of Towson’s downtown and main attractions.

“The Towson Loop will better connect our neighbors with the places where they live, work, study and play and I am so proud of our administration’s commitment to delivering on the promise of this long-awaited service,” Olszewski said at the news conference outside the Historic Courthouse.

An official start date has not yet been determined but the free bus service will begin operation next fall, connecting riders from Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Goucher College, Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson University, The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson Town Center and Towson Place.

“Expanding access to easy, efficient, reliable transit is an essential element in our vision for a better Baltimore County,” Olszewski said.

The bus system will provide two loop options which will complement the existing Maryland Transit Administration services. It will feature a purple loop which will operate a north-south route and an orange loop that will run an east-west route — to connect riders to major hubs in downtown Towson.

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