TRAC protests bus stop eliminations
The Transit Riders Action Council of Metropolitan Baltimore is protesting a decision by the Maryland Transit Administration to eliminate at least several bus stops in the Mount Vernon area as early as Wednesday with what TRAC contends was inadequate notification.
Accoording to TRAC, signs have gone up notifying riders of closings at such corners as Charlles and Read streets, Charles and Chase streets and St. Paul St. at Read. Affected lines include Nos. 3, 11, 61 and 64, according to TRAC.
The organization contends the closings are part of a broader pattern of bus stop eliminations for reasons TRAC finds questionable. The group contends the elimination of stops poses a hardship for elderly and disabled riders who have difficulty walking as far as other riders.
The MTA's public affairs was closed by the time the matter came to our attention, but we'll be seeking an explanation of the agency's bus stop closing policies.