Enhanced maps accessible both physically and electronically.
Why: Transit users should have easy access to available routes and be able to plan trips that utilize one or more transit modes. In addition to visual tools such as maps, an app or program that helps plot out options will lead to more passengers and better satisfied customers of transit options.
GPS tracking for real-time data.
Why: Transit riders dislike waiting more than a few minutes and many with a choice will choose not to ride without knowing a bus or train is close. With real- time GPS, the general public, passengers, and management can all track buses and trains, leading to increased ridership, improved customer service, better transfers and less waiting.
Advocacy for Circulator extensions.
Why: The Charm City Circulator has proven to be a valuable resource that is well utilized.
Passengers appreciate the free ride and timely service. Traffic congestion in these corridors is reduced when riders don’t drive. Expanding the CCC into these areas just outside current service will increase ridership and transit options.
Require fixed-route public transit providers to publish schedule data using General Transit Feed Specification.
Why: GTFS schedule data will allow people to develop tools that plan trips, model scenarios and identify transit options.
Improve bus rider experience with clear road markings, resurfacing, and enhanced lighting.
Why: Almost everyone is like a tourist when it comes to riding transit. Transit riders expect and deserve reliable service, easily understood travel patterns, effective transfers and safe waiting zones. Usable bus lanes, two way streets, properly surfaced and serviced roads and safe, well-lit stops and transfer points all inspire confidence and lead to better experiences. Rush hour parking restrictions are a safety consideration for pedestrians who are used to the protection of parked vehicles and many drivers use the open lanes for aggressive driving. Consistency and safety are more valuable than speed. Better signage will help the everyday tourist become an everyday rider. Making these improvements will lead to better service and ultimately more riders.
Work Group Members
|Jill Sorensen, Chair||BEVI|
|Darcy Accardi||Baltimore Collegetown|
|Charlie Duff||Jubilee Baltimore|
|Paolo/Gregory Harris||Ingoma Foundation|
|Mark Heishman||Veolia Transdev|
|Bob Hellauer||Greater Baltimore Committee|
|Steve Holt||Citizens Planning and Housing Association|
|Luke Mowbray||University of Maryland|
|Anikwenze Ogbue||McCormick Taylor|
|Charles Penny||McCormick Taylor|
|Caroline Peri||Downtown Partnership of Baltimore|
|Sallye Perrin||Parsons Brinckerhoff|
|Steven Rivelis||Campaign Consultation, Inc.|
|Kristin Speaker||Charles Street Development Corporation|
|Ben Stone||Station North|
|Raven Thompson||Baltimore Development Corporation|
|Ashley Wallace||Central Baltimore Partnership|