Comparative Trip Planner
You can compare a trip on the current bus system with the equivalent trip on the proposed BaltimoreLink system. The trip planner will show you which BaltimoreLink routes to take on your trip and the points to transfer between routes (if necessary).
To start a comparison, just click on the map to set your start and end points, enter a date and time, then click “get trips.” More detailed instructions can be found below.
How do I...?
Enter my start and end addresses?
|There are two ways to do this: you can type them in manually in the “from” and “to” fields on the left side of the trip planner, or you can click on the map to enter them by selecting “set from” or “set to.” If you type an address in manually, it must be case-sensitive and contain the street’s cardinal direction. For example, you must type "1600 N Charles Street" rather than "1600 charles street" to have the trip planner recognize and autocomplete the address. You can also type common points of interest in the “from” and “to” fields; for example, “Medstar Harbor Hospital” or “Patterson Park.”|
Switch between the current and BaltimoreLink systems?
|The trip planner’s sidebar has two tabs called “Current System” and “BaltimoreLink System.” Click the tabs to switch between the available trips for each system, which are listed below the tabs.|
Get one of the listed trips to display on the map?
|The first listed trip for both the current and BaltimoreLink systems is automatically displayed on the map. To display a different trip from the list on the map, just click on that trip!|
Get more information on a specific trip, bus route, or bus stop?
|You can open a trip’s itinerary by clicking the itinerary icon: You can also get more information on specific routes and stops by clicking any of the stops on the map: Clicking a stop will open a popup that displays the stop name as well as the name of the bus route to catch from that stop.|
Why doesn’t my itinerary show travel times?
BaltimoreLink routes are still works in progress: bus stop locations and frequencies (how often the bus runs) are still being determined, and schedules haven’t been created yet. As such, the trip planner doesn’t show departure, arrival, or travel times yet, and it may have other quirks or gaps because we’re still working on the details. As we refine these details in the months ahead we’ll be sure to add them to the trip planner, so check back often for updates!
In the meantime, you can check out approximate frequencies and operating hours for BaltimoreLink routes by viewing our route sheets.