Route 48 (MTA Maryland)

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Route 48
MTA Maryland 9089 48.jpg
Overview
System Maryland Transit Administration
Garage Kirk
Bush
Status active
Began service 2009
Route
Locale Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Communities served Towson
Stoneleigh
Govans
Waverly
Landmarks served Towson Town Center
Towson University
Belvedere Square
Senator Theater
Other routes 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 30, 33, 35, 36, qb40, 44, qb46, qb47, 55, 61, 64, 91, 120, 150, 160
Service
Level Weekdays and Saturdays
Frequency Every 15 minutes
Operates 5:30 am to 6:30 pm[1]

Route 48 is a limited stop bus, identified as a "Quickbus", operated by the Maryland Transit Administration in Baltimore and its suburbs. The line currently runs from the University of Maryland Transit Center to Towson along the York Road/Greenmount Avenue corridor. Service operates Monday through Saturday every 15 minutes between 5:30 AM. and 6:30 PM.[2]

Route 48 is identical to the local Route 8 bus, except that it does not operate along the segment between Towson and Lutherville. But unlike the Route 8 local bus, the 48 does not stop at every bus stop along its route. Rather, its stops are limited to certain locations of importance, including transfer points to other bus lines, major landmarks, and other busy intersections selected by MTA. In all, there are 28 stops along the route.[2][3]

History[edit]

The Route 48 Quickbus began service on August 30, 2009, replacing the Route 8 Express Bus.[4][5] It was the second of Quickbus route initiated by MTA; Route 40 was rebranded as the MTA's first Quickbus on January 30, 2007.[6]

The no. 48 designation has previously been used for several streetcar and bus routes, including the No. 48 Streetcar, which operated between Mt. Washington and Belvedere loop in 1949-50 along the present route of Route 27,[7] the SEET Shuttle which operated briefly 1988-89, and a series of routes for students of the Baltimore City Public Schools that operated 1997-2004.[8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mta.maryland.gov/sites/default/files/48.pdf
  2. ^ a b Quick Bus 48 Schedule MTA Maryland, effective 2009-8-31, retrieved 2009-12-15
  3. ^ Andy Rosen (May 13, 2009), Maryland Transit Authority looking at QuickbusesDaily Record, retrieved 2009-12-15
  4. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2009-08-19/news/0908180056_1_route-arundel-maryland-transit
  5. ^ Summary of Bus Service Modifications Effective Sunday, August 30, 2009 MTA Maryland website, retrieved 2009-12-15
  6. ^ MTA Announces "QuickBus" Service on 40 Line; Bus Restructuring Put on HoldBTA Updates (January 30, 2007), Baltimore Transit Alliance, retrieved 2009-12-15
  7. ^ "A History of the Falls Road Streetcar Line". Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Baltimore Transit Archives". Retrieved 16 May 2011.