Monday, October 3, 2011
Did you know that all MICA community members -- students, faculty, and staff -- are able to take advantage of the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle? This is a free shuttle that can help you get around town, and includes stops at Baltimore hot spots such as Charles Village, Towson Mall, Target, etc. All you need to do is swipe your MICARD when you get on the Shuttle. The Shuttle's hours are posted on the website but typically start early to mid morning and run into the evening, with extended late night hours on the weekends. Over the summer, Baltimore Collegetown has made several changes to the Shuttle to enhance your experience and help you plan your trips. We want to share these changes with you and encourage you to consider taking the Shuttle. To start, be sure you know where the Colltown Shuttle stops on campus - right in front of the Brown Center. There is a sign at the bus stop. The easiest way to find out when the next Shuttle is arriving is to use Nextbus technology on your smartphone (see below). You can also visit the website to review the schedule. Updates:
New routes: The Collegetown Shuttle is now comprised of two routes – Blue and Red. Some of the destinations on the Blue route include Towson Mall and Charles Village/Johns Hopkins. Some of the destinations on the Red route include Towson Mall and Towson Place (Target, Wal-Mart, Michael’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc). BOTH ROUTES STOP AT MICA AND AT TOWSON TOWN CENTER. Only the Red route stops at Towson Place. For a map of the Shuttle Route, visit www.BaltimoreCollegetown.org/shuttle.
Get downtown every day: At Penn Station, catch the Charm City Circulator, a free bus service that serves the downtown area seven days a week. You can visit neighborhoods such as the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, and many more using this service. Visit www.CharmCityCirculator.com to learn more!
Enhanced tracking system: There is now Nextbus technology which allows Colltown Shuttle riders to track the shuttle on the web or on their smartphone. Go to the Collegetown Shuttle website OR text “nbus collegetown [stop number]” to 41411, or call 410.834.2835 to get real-time information about the location of the shuttle. Note that the MICA stop number is 409.
You also have the option of using the various transportation options available through the MTA, including light rail. Click here for more information about schedules and routes.