Updated 7/18/17

To: Johns Hopkins University and Health System faculty, staff, students and trainees on the East Baltimore campus

In December 2016, the Corporate Security and Transportation team began a pilot vehicular escort service on the East Baltimore campus. The 24/7 service was intended for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System faculty and staff members, students and trainees who reside within the pilot specified area. During the course of the pilot, a survey was conducted to gauge ridership satisfaction and to better understand peak hours of usage for the service. The survey revealed that the pilot was well received and highlighted peak ridership use between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight.

As part of this evolving pilot program, we are pleased to announce that the service will continue. However, due to budgetary constraints, the hours of service will be adjusted to a schedule of 4 p.m. to midnight on Monday through Friday. This will become effective July 2, at 12:01 a.m. We are currently researching options for a more cost-effective and sustainable solution for the East Baltimore vehicle escort program. Please see details below:

Eligibility for the 4 p.m.-to-midnight, Monday-through-Friday vehicle escort service will remain the same. All Johns Hopkins University and Health System faculty and staff members, students and trainees who reside within the pilot specified area are eligible to request a ride. A valid Johns Hopkins ID will be required.

The vehicle escort service will continue to provide rides to and from the East Baltimore campus within the pilot boundaries: Federal Street to the north, Eastern Avenue to the south, Harford Road to the west, and the eastern boundary will be extended to Ellwood Avenue, consistent with the Route 7 shuttle.

To request a ride, call our Transportation Office at 410-502-6880 and provide the following information:

· Your name (First and Last)
· Your Johns Hopkins ID badge number
· Your Johns Hopkins JHED ID
· Your pick-up and drop-off locations
· A telephone number where you can be reached

The pick-up and drop-off locations must be within the boundaries noted above and must be to or from an East Baltimore campus facility.

When the escort vehicle arrives, please display your valid Johns Hopkins ID badge to the driver prior to entering the vehicle. The escort vehicle can be identified by the blue sign on the front door with the Johns Hopkins logo and the words CORPORATE SECURITY ESCORT SERVICE. Please allow additional time to be picked up or to reach your destination, as our drivers may have other passengers to pick up and drop off along the route.

As a reminder, Corporate Security runs a free courtesy shuttle service, which is available after hours from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. These shuttles will provide rides from the East Baltimore campus to a destination within the pilot boundaries only and are not available for off-campus pick-ups.
If you have any questions about the vehicle escort options or shuttle service, please contact our Transportation Office at 410-502-6880 or visit hopkinsmedicine.org/security_parking_transportation/transportation. In addition, Corporate Security provides 24/7 walking escorts anywhere within campus boundaries. Please call 410-955-5585 to request a walking escort.

Neil Marshall
Director, Parking and Transportation
The Johns Hopkins Hospital