TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County has won a federal grant award to support the launch of a Towson Circulator pilot.

The $1.65 million award was announced by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes.

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The grant was requested by County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s administration in an effort to create innovative transportation options for Baltimore County residents.

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In his Fiscal Year 2020 Budget, Olszewski included funds to begin planning a Towson Circulator pilot, with plans to expand to other communities.

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The award, announced as part of a nearly $14 million federal, statewide investment, will support the purchase of new buses and infrastructure for the Towson Circulator.