TransCare Corp. is warning state regulators that it will lay off 55 employees in Baltimore at the end of August as a state transit contract expires.

The Aug. 31 expiration of a Maryland Transit Administration contract to provide transportation for Marylanders with disabilities or other physical challenges will affect workers at TransCare's Desoto Road facility in Southwest Baltimore.

Brian Nevin, general manager for TransCare's Maryland division, said the company hopes to win another contract for that work and recall employees. Because the new contract doesn't take effect until February, job cuts are necessary, he said. But the company is trying to place some affected workers in different positions, he added.

The MTA said two other companies will handle the transportation work in the months between contracts.

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