Sarbanes Celebrates Launch of the Towson Loop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2021
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TOWSON, MD. – Congressman John Sarbanes joined Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) today in celebrating the official start of service for the Towson Loop, Baltimore County’s first free public transit service.

The Towson Loop will reduce congestions in the area and increase accessibility for residents, students and visitors.

“Convenient, reliable public transportation is the key to a more sustainable, accessible and equitable community. I have long supported the Towson Loop, and I am excited about the opportunities it will bring to the residents of Baltimore County as it launches today,” said Congressman John Sarbanes. “My congratulations to County Executive Olszewski and his team on this project.”

“I could not be more proud to finally bring this much-needed, long-promised, free transit service that will better connect our residents with the places they live, work, study, and play,” said County Executive Olszewski. “Expanding access to easy, efficient, reliable transit is an essential element in our vision for a better Baltimore County. This is a major step in our efforts to build a stronger local transit system that will carry Baltimore County into the future.”

“Reliable public transit is critical to connecting Maryland commuters and businesses throughout the region,” said Senator Van Hollen. “The new Towson Loop will provide free, safe, and efficient transportation for residents of Baltimore County, getting the young and old alike to where they want to go in Towson, when they want to go there. That’s why I was proud to secure federal funding to support this project and look forward to working with County Executive Olszewski to launch other circulators in the Baltimore area. As we work to implement the Build Back Better agenda, I will keep working to bring federal investments to our state and modernize our transportation and infrastructure for Marylanders.”

“For mass transit to work, it must be safe, convenient and affordable and this project certainly aims to accomplish these goals – you can’t get more affordable than free,” said Congressman Ruppersberger. “I was proud to support federal grants to purchase the busses that will circulate the Towson Loop and am excited that my constituents now have a new transportation option that will reduce congestion and boost local small businesses. I congratulate County Executive Olszewski on his vision and execution of this innovative project and look forward to taking my first ride.”