Press Release

November 21, 2019
Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $1.65 Million for New Towson Circulator

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all-Md.) today announced the award of more than $1.65 million for Baltimore County to fund the Towson Circulator with a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5339). Part of a nearly $14 million statewide investment, this federal funding will support the purchase of new buses and infrastructure for the Towson Circulator.

“We are excited to announce this federal investment to help kick-start the Towson Circulator, which will provide a new, much-needed transit option to downtown Towson and the surrounding community. Maintaining a safe, reliable and convenient public transit system is critical to Baltimore County and we will continue working to expand and modernize transportation systems throughout Maryland,” the lawmakers said.   

More details on the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program may be found through DOT here.              

Additional grants for Maryland announced Thursday include:

  • $850,000 for the Shore Transit Project (Tri-County Council)/Eastern Shore)
  • $76,500 for St. Mary’s Transit System Project/St. Mary’s County)
  • $11,040,000 for Metrobus/Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
  • $248,000 for Delmarva Community Services Project/Delmarva