Friday, Aug. 14, will be the last day of service for the Homewood–Mount Washington Shuttle.
The change was announced by Greg Smith, director of Transportation Services.
The decision was made, Smith says, after an evaluation of all the shuttle routes as part of the department's annual budgeting process for fiscal year 2016, which began July 1.
As with all other Administration departments, university leadership had asked for spending reductions that would support the university's mission as cost-effectively as possible.
Homewood–Mount Washington stood out as an unusually expensive service, Smith says, with its per-ride cost about three times that of the university's other shuttle routes; in addition, it was the only service to carry fewer passengers than it did in the previous year.
"We know that it will be difficult for passengers of this service, but we are here to advise on alternatives," Smith says. "We will work with each person to understand available options."
Among the other possible modes of transportation are the Johns Hopkins Hospital's JHMI–Mount Washington Shuttle, the Blue Jay Shuttle at night, MTA buses or light rail, and car pools. Smith can be reached at email@example.com or 443-997-8371.
Updated schedules and routes for the Blue Jay Shuttle, Homewood-Peabody-JHMI Shuttle, and Keswick-Eastern-JHMI Shuttle will be announced soon, and also will go into effect Aug. 14.