Concerns about flooding and road conditions prompted the closures.
Due to the approach of Hurricane Sandy, the city has opened shelters, closed several intersections and suspended Charm City Circulator routes. Residents are still urged to try and shelter in place but if they must use a shelter to bring needed supplies and including medications if needed, according to a news release. The shelters are located: The Department of Transportation has also closed the following intersections: The Department of Transportation has also suspended operation of all Charm City Circulator routes. The routes will remain closed throughout the storm period, according to a news release.
A proposed extension of the Charm City Circulator to 33rd Street won't happen for at least two years.
Supporters of developing a streetcar line running from downtown to upper Charles Village welcomed the mayor’s proposal to extend the Purple Line of the Charm City Circulator. Mark Counselman, an Oakenshawe resident and a member of the Baltimore Street Car Coalition, said the group is all for improving mass transit in the city. “I think we’re very supportive of the circulator and brining better transit as soon as we can,” Counselman said. During her State of the City address on Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that she intends to extend the circulator route from Penn Station to 33rd Street. Currently, the free bus line runs from Penn Station to Federal Hill. For years a combination of businesses, nonprofits and residents …