MTA Maryland Route 64

Route 64 is a bus route operated by the Maryland Transit Administration in Baltimore, Maryland, United States and its suburbs. It currently runs from the intersection of North Avenue and St. Paul Street to Curtis Bay, with selected trips to Energy Parkway and Riviera Beach. The line also serves Federal Hill, Port Covington, and Brooklyn.

The bus route is the successor to the 6 Curtis Bay streetcar line.

History

Route 64 started operating in 1977 after a line known as Route 6 was split into several other lines.

Over the years, Route 64 has undergone small modifications, while the main portion of the route has remained the same. Mostly, branches have been added and removed.

In 1993, the Davison Chemical branch was eliminated due to low ridership. Selected trips to Linthicum were also eliminated, but service to these areas was provided on Route 63.

Currently, trips to Energy Parkway and Riviera Beach pass the Davison Chemical plant, while no service operates along the former Linthicum branch, some of that is within a close walk of the North Linthicum Light Rail Stop. In 1996, Route 64 absorbed parts of Route 63.

In 2003, the line's regular route was shortened to Curtis Bay. Service between Curtis Bay and Wagner's Point was provided on a new Route 65, which operated between the Patapsco Light Rail Stop and Wagner's Point. Route 65 was eliminated in 2005 due to low ridership, and currently, no bus service operates to this area.

In 2005, as part of the Greater Baltimore Bus Initiative, a comprehensive overhaul plan for the region's transit system, it was proposed that Route 64 would be combined with a portion of Route 27, and extended north to Mt. Washington through Hampden. In addition, Riviera Beach trips would be shortened to Energy Parkway. These changes are yet to be implemented.

December 2007 beating

On December 10, 2007, two white teenagers were attacked while riding a #64 bus through the city. According to the victims, the attackers, who were black, shouted insults at the victims in reference to them being white, and the police thought it was a hate crime. The attack came just a week after a highly publicized attack on a #27 bus against a white woman that police were unsure was racially motivated, and preceded other attacks on MTA buses within the next two weeks [ [http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.mta15dec15,0,1271582.story Topic Galleries - baltimoresun.com ] ] .

ee also

*MTA Maryland bus routes
*MTA Maryland former bus routes
*History of MTA Maryland

External links

*PDFlink| [http://www.mtamaryland.com/services/bus/routes/bus/64schedule.pdf Route 64 schedule] |997 KiB

References


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