Beginning 08.18.18, the following route name, configuration, and scheduling changes will go into effect for UMBC Transit routes:
Why is This Happening?
Arbutus/MARC — To provide greater access for commuter students to and from the MARC Train Stations and the MTA Commuter Bus #201, UMBC Transit has expanded service frequencies to the BWI MARC Train station. We have restructured and merged the existing BWI MARC and the Halethorpe/Satellite routes into one route named Arbutus/MARC, allowing us to offer regular, 7-day-per-week service to downtown Arbutus (OCA Mocha) and the greater Arbutus Business/Entertainment District.
Courtney Road — The existing Arbutus/Irvington route will be renamed Courtney Road. Additional stops have been added to the route to provide greater access to residential and commercial points-of-interest in the area (see posted schedule for stops). There will be no schedule changes.
Arundel — The existing Arundel/BWI MARC route will be renamed Arundel. This route will service Arundel Mills Mall only, as BWI MARC will now be served by Arbutus/MARC. The bus stop has been moved to the MTA bus shelter adjacent to Best Buy on Arundel Mills Cir.
Route 40 — The existing Route 40/Rolling Rd route will be renamed Rt 40. Additional stops have been added to the route, providing greater access to downtown Catonsville and other points-of-interest in both the Rt 40 and Edmondson Ave areas. There will be no schedule changes.
Downtown — The current stop at MLK & Lombard St will be moved to MLK & Pratt St where the MTA bus shelter is located.
Bus Stops Sign On/Off Campus
Shuttle bus routes connecting #RetrieverNation with our college towns - Arbutus, Catonsville, and Baltimore - are now more visible thanks to new, eye-catching black and gold signs that proudly display UMBC's mascot True Grit. We appreciate our partners at the Baltimore County Planning Department, Maryland Transit Authority (MTA), neighborhood associations, and business associations for their support of this initiative to better define access points for UMBC Transit boarding and highlight our college towns.
With over 400,000 rides annually, UMBC Transit reflects the commitment of students,faculties, and staff to the efficient use of resources and environmental stewardship.