Route 215 (MTA Maryland)

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Route 215
Overview
System Maryland Transit Administration
Livery Express BusLink
Status active
Began service 2017
Route
Locale Baltimore City
Anne Arundel County
Communities served Baltimore
Annapolis
Landmarks served Downtown Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Hospital
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Westfield Annapolis
Church Circle
Start Johns Hopkins Hospital (Wolfe/Monument Sts.)
Via Interstate 97, U.S. Route 50
End Maryland State House (Church Circle)
Other routes Annapolis Transit
Baltimore Metro Subway
Baltimore Light Rail
Service
Level Weekday peak only
Operates 5:50 am to 6:26 pm [1]
Fare $5.00 (Between AA County and Baltimore)

Route 215 is an express bus route that operates from downtown Baltimore and Johns Hopkins Hospital to Annapolis.[2][3] Route 215 also connects to Cromwell Station in Glen Burnie, providing an additional Annapolis connection to Light Rail passengers and nearby residents.

History[edit]

Route 215 was launched on March 1, 2017 as a new express line connecting Baltimore to Maryland's capital.[4][5] A segment of the new BaltimoreLink system, Route 215 connects Baltimore's employment centers (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Financial District, University of Maryland, Inner Harbor, and others) to the state government center in Annapolis via Interstate 97 and U.S. 50.[6]

Route 210 was launched in tandem with Route 215, as a reserved directional line traveling from Annapolis and Kent Island to Baltimore.[1][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Route 215 Commuter Bus" (PDF). MTA Maryland. March 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "New Commuter BusLink Routes 210 and 215 Schedules". MTA Maryland. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Phil Davis (March 22, 2017). "First Annapolis to Baltimore commuter buses to begin March 1". Capital Gazette.
  4. ^ "Hogan Administration Rolls Out Latest BaltimoreLink Service New Commuter Buses Start March 1 Linking Kent Island & Annapolis to Baltimore". MTA Maryland. February 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Mona Kazour (February 22, 2017). "New Commuter Buses Start March 1 Between Annapolis And Baltimore". Annapolis Patch.
  6. ^ "Proposed New Express Commuter Bus Service" (PDF). Notice of Public Hearings. MTA Maryland. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "New Bus Routes Link Baltimore with Kent Island, Annapolis". CBS Baltimore. February 22, 2017.