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Hearing called to investigate Circulator, adding $1 fee
Hearing called to investigate Circulator, adding $1 fee

City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young called Monday for a hearing on whether the city should charge passengers a fee to ride the Charm City Circulator, the popular bus service that now connects more than 4 million Baltimoreans and visitors to work, school and entertainment in the city for free. Young wants to review the $7 million annual cost of running the service and determine whether the city can afford it. But his suggestion of charging $1 a trip drew criticism from riders and others. "The city ought to tread very cautiously," said Kirby Fowler, president of the Downtown Partnership. "We spent years researching how to create a Circulator system and...