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Sheila Dixon
Baltimore extends Charm City Circulator contract for $12.4M
Baltimore extends Charm City Circulator contract for $12.4M

City officials on Wednesday extended the contract of Veolia Transportation to operate the popular Charm City Circulator for 18 more months. The $12.4 million deal keeps Veolia as the bus service's contractor until July 2016. The new deal includes a 1.6 percent increase in the hourly rate paid to Veolia, because of an "increase in the vendor's labor costs," according to Board of Estimates documents. The board approved the contract extension Wednesday. City officials are "working right now to evaluate the Circulator and to look for efficiencies," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. "I believe that work is important because the Circulator is one of the...

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