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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


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.


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 


Campus View Drive at University Village


West Chesapeake Avenue at Courtland Avenue


Donington Circle


Dulaney Valley Road at Southerly Road


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


Fairmount Avenue at Bosley Avenue


Fairmount Avenue at East Joppa Road


Fairmount Avenue at Radcliffe Road


Fairmount Avenue at Towson Town Center Mall


Fairmount Avenue at York RoadEastbound

GBMC Internal Roadway at GBMC Main Entrance


GBMC Internal Roadway at LaPetite Child Care Center


Goucher Boulevard at Prince Road 


East Joppa Road at Black & Decker 


East Joppa Road at Virginia Avenue Eastbound/Westbound

East Joppa Road at Tabco Towers


Kenilworth Drive at The Exchange Westbound

Kenilworth Drive at The Shops at Kenilworth 


LaSalle Road at SECU


Osler Drive at Sister Pierre Drive


East Pennsylvania Avenue at Virginia Avenue


West Pennsylvania Avenue at Baltimore Avenue


West Pennsylvania Avenue at York Road


Prince Road at Towson Place Shopping Mall


Putty Hill Avenue at Calvert Hall College High School


Southerly Road at Towson Gate Drive 


Stevenson Lane at Heathfield Road


York Road at Aigburth Road


York Road at East Chesapeake Avenue


York Road at East Pennsylvania Avenue


York Road at St. Joseph Hospital Road


York Road at Stevenson Lane


West Road at 111 West Road


West Road at 32 West Road 



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.


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

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 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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