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Bernard C. Young
Charm City Circulator running $11.6M deficit
Charm City Circulator running $11.6M deficit

Baltimore's popular Charm City Circulator is operating at a $11.6 million deficit, according to an analysis released Tuesday by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The free bus service's deficit is projected to expand to $73.2 million over the next 10 years unless city officials figure out how to pay for it, according to the internal study. More than 4 million people use the Circulator each year. The mayor said her administration is evaluating whether to eliminate routes or increase wait times, charge a fare or raise the tax on parking in city garages. Rawlings-Blake said officials plan to first study ridership trends and that she wants to exhaust all options before considering a...