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Jacques Kelly: Morning commutes have a different feel on the Harbor Connector

Jacques Kelly: Morning commutes have a different feel on the Harbor Connector

The morning commuters trot down Hull Street in Locust Point, past the International Longshoremen’s Association hall and the CSX railroad crossing gates.

At the end of the street at the harbor’s edge, they board the Harbor Connector, a vessel that shoots across the harbor to their jobs.

Lesser known than the the city’s Charm City Circulator free bus service, the Harbor Connector could be called a water bus. It’s free as well, and its three routes are geared toward a worker’s traditional start and end times.

But unlike a bus traveling along congested streets, the connector encounters no traffic, unless you count seagulls. It’s a commute that deserves to be better...

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