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The Loop

Transit services provide opportunities for residents and visitors to access work, retail, tourism and health service opportunities. The County Loop provides a fleet of 12, free circulator shuttles that traverse two routes within the central business district of Towson, Maryland.

The Loop provides service to anyone wishing to traverse the County–residents, employees, students, tourists, etc. The Loop intends to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas pollution by offering a convenient, reliable and ecofriendly form of public transportation.

How to Ride

Service is expected to begin in fall of this year. The Loop will be free to ride.

Service Hours

  • Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight

Boarding 

When boarding the bus, passengers must:

  • Wear a mask (for everyone's safety)
  • Spread out on the vehicle when possible (six feet or more)
  • Keep your hands clean by washing or sanitizing them

Signaling Your Stop

Stops will be announced by the bus driver. To signal a stop, passengers must pull the overhead string or verbally notify the driver of their intended stop location. Unscheduled stops are not permitted unless a medical emergency occurs.

Routes

View the Map

The Towson Loop consists of two routes (PDF), the Purple Route (North-South) and the Orange Route (East-West).

Stop List

Search for stops below.

 

Stop Name (Street/Cross-Street or Landmark)

Direction of Travel

Campus View Drive at Sheppard Pratt Hospital 

Eastbound

Campus View Drive at University Village

Westbound

West Chesapeake Avenue at Courtland Avenue

Eastbound

Donington Circle

 

Dulaney Valley Road at Southerly Road

Northbound

Dulaney Valley Road at Towson Town Center Mall—Macy's

Northbound/Southbound

Fairmount Avenue at Bosley Avenue

Eastbound/Westbound

Fairmount Avenue at East Joppa Road

Southbound

Fairmount Avenue at Radcliffe Road

Westbound

Fairmount Avenue at Towson Town Center Mall

Eastbound

Fairmount Avenue at York RoadEastbound

GBMC Internal Roadway at GBMC Main Entrance

Westbound

GBMC Internal Roadway at LaPetite Child Care Center

Southbound

Goucher Boulevard at Prince Road 

Northbound/Southbound

East Joppa Road at Black & Decker 

Eastbound/Westbound

East Joppa Road at Virginia Avenue Eastbound/Westbound

East Joppa Road at Tabco Towers

Eastbound

Kenilworth Drive at The Exchange Westbound

Kenilworth Drive at The Shops at Kenilworth 

Eastbound/Westbound

LaSalle Road at SECU

Northbound

Osler Drive at Sister Pierre Drive

Northbound/Southbound

East Pennsylvania Avenue at Virginia Avenue

Westbound

West Pennsylvania Avenue at Baltimore Avenue

Westbound

West Pennsylvania Avenue at York Road

Westbound

Prince Road at Towson Place Shopping Mall

Southbound

Putty Hill Avenue at Calvert Hall College High School

Eastbound

Southerly Road at Towson Gate Drive 

Eastbound

Stevenson Lane at Heathfield Road

Eastbound/Westbound

York Road at Aigburth Road

Northbound/Southbound

York Road at East Chesapeake Avenue

Northbound

York Road at East Pennsylvania Avenue

Northbound

York Road at St. Joseph Hospital Road

Northbound/Southbound

York Road at Stevenson Lane

Northbound/Southbound

West Road at 111 West Road

Eastbound

West Road at 32 West Road 

Westbound

 

Passenger Belongings

Acceptable Items

  • Bicycles—Must be foldable
  • Strollers—Typically they must be broken down and the child must be safely seated with parent. 
  • Service Animals and Small, Contained Pets—Official service animals accompanying passengers with disabilities are welcome on board. Only small pets, confined in closed containers, are permitted on the Towson Loop. The container must be carried by the owner and not placed on a seat or in the aisle.

Items Not Permitted

The following items are not permitted onboard:

  • Nonfolding baby carriages
  • Nonfolding bicycles 
  • Surfboards
  • Skis 
  • Any items that may cause safety hazards or inconvenience to other passengers

About the Buses

There are 12 buses total. Each bus holds 25 passengers, with space provided for wheelchairs and bikes may be mounted on the front of the bus. The buses are in full compliance with all federal accessibility rules.

Accessibility

A wheelchair lift is provided for disabled passengers. Disabled passengers have a separate stop request line, which is accessible from their seat or wheelchair. ADA priority seating is provided, as well as for expecting mothers.

Contact Information

Call the customer service line at 410-887-5667 (LOOP) or email TowsonCirculatorPilot@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Download our apps:

  • Passio—Real-time text and calls regarding bus location
  • Transit—Real-time arrival information

Title VI Notice and Complaints

The Loop and the Department of Public Works assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (PL 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.

File a Complaint

File a complaint by completing the Title VI Complaint form (PDF) and submitting it via email to Anthony Russell, Acting Deputy Director, Transportation at arussell@baltimorecountymd.gov. A complaint may also be filed directly with the Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th floor, TCR, 1200 New Jersey Avenuenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

 
Revised September 24, 2021         
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