East Baltimore campus pilots vehicle escort service

A new vehicle escort service operated by Johns Hopkins Corporate Security and Transportation will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 21, on the East Baltimore campus. The complimentary transportation service to and from the campus will be available 24/7 for members of the Johns Hopkins community who reside within a specified area.

All Johns Hopkins University and Health System faculty members, staff members, students, and trainees are able to request a ride within the pilot service area as part of this program. A valid Johns Hopkins ID will be required.

The vehicle escort service will provide rides to and from the East Baltimore campus within the following boundaries: Lakewood Avenue to the east, Eastern Avenue to the south, Harford Road to the west, and Federal Street to the north. During this pilot, the designated vehicles will not be able to conduct pickups or drop-offs beyond these boundaries. Faculty, staff, students, and trainees who live within the pilot area are encouraged to take advantage of the program.

There is no charge for the pilot service. To request a ride, users should call the Transportation Office at 410-502-6880 and provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your Johns Hopkins ID badge number
  • Your pickup and drop-off locations
  • A telephone number where you can be reached

Drivers dispatched for the vehicle escort service pilot will be uniformed protective services officers from the Johns Hopkins Corporate Security and Transportation team. When you call to schedule a ride, the dispatcher will inform you of the officer's name and vehicle description.

When you are picked up, you must show your valid Johns Hopkins ID badge to the driver prior to entering the vehicle. Riders are asked to allow additional time to be picked up or to reach their destination as the drivers may have other passengers to pick up and drop off along the route.

Pilot participation will be monitored to assess the future need and continuance of the program. Anyone with questions about the program can contact the Transportation Office at 410-502-6880.

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