Posted on 06-20-2017
Changing Bus Routes For Our Patients
As a Baltimore Chiropractor with two Baltimore Chiropractic clinics I pride myself in having easily accessible clinics so that patients can get the care they need quickly and go on with their lives. I've never been a proponent of long waits to see our providers. One of the most important considerations when I chose both of my clinic locations was accessibility to public transportation. That is, I wanted to be in highly visible densely populated areas that could serve the masses. In doing so, I made sure that both of my clinics were located on major bus routes. For years, The Fells Point location was served by the #10, #30, and the #13. For the four months that the Park Heights location has been open we were serving the #54, #18, #44, and #53. As time went on certain routes became discontinued and as of 2015 Governor Larry Hogan proposed a major overhaul of the entire MTA system in Baltimore and the surrounding communities, creating Baltimore Link. The goal was to get rid of antiquated and outdated routes and to decrease the congestion especially downtown during peak transit hours.
Baltimore Link went live on Sunday June 18th. That means that all of the familiar routes as listed above no longer exist. Instead, they have been replaced by other new Baltimore Link routes that are supposed to be faster and run more frequently. I have not yet received much feedback from our patients about how they are liking the new routes. I have, however, received a lot of questions about which bus routes will now provide access to the clinics.
I went to http://mta.maryland.gov/baltimorelink to learn more about the Baltimore link project and I found a handy tool called "what happened to my route?" By clicking on it it provides hyperlinks to each individually numbered route and the new Baltimore link route that replaces it. I am going to list out the new routes that serve our offices, but just know that you can do the same for any route if you are curious. Also, you can type in a starting address and ending address and it will integrate with google maps to tell you exactly which routes to take, and where to change, to get there the fastest.
So in no particular order here are the new routes that serve my Baltimore Clinics:
Fells Point Office
#10 - Will be replaced with City Link Navy (NV) (Eastern Ave.)
#13 - Will be replaced with City Link Gold (GD) (Washington St.)
Park Heights Office
#54 - Will be replaced by Local Link #85 (Park Heights Ave.)
#18 - Will be replaced by Local Link #92 (Park Heights Ave.)
#43 - Discontinued
#53 - Will be preplaced by Local Link #83 (Reisterstown Road) - This route used to run on Fallstaff Road but will no longer be running on Fallstaff Road.
While these bus route changes can be confusing to regular riders, the MTA has pledged to have hired extra help to explain the new routes to passengers over the next few weeks as they get accustomed to the changes. Hopefully the routes will indeed be faster and will lead to less congestion. Only time will tell I suppose. But one thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to being accessible to our patients.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of chiropractic care in Baltimore City or Baltimore county please contact Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic at (443) 842-5500. We would be happy to tell you which bus routes you can take to get to our offices quickly.
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