New Bus Routes In Annapolis On October 2nd

| September 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announces that Annapolis Transit will roll out its newly improved bus system on Saturday, Oct. 2.

The new system provides several transfer points throughout the city and will replace the old system where transfer points were limited to Spa Road.

The new system also promises to provide more reliable, convenient and punctual service for one standard fare while providing comprehensive coverage of Annapolis. The fare will remain the same, at $1 per ride, with seniors riding for $.50. A new purple route will serve the City during the evenings Monday through Saturday and all day Sundays. This route will accommodate riders from the Westfield Mall to Eastport.

“The system overhaul is a response to a tremendous amount of public input and participation,” Mayor Cohen said, “and we believe it will address a top concern of our riders, which is to improve reliability and
on-time service.”

Information about the routes is listed below, while the map outlining transfer points and schedules will be posted online on the city’s website (www.annapolis.gov) this week.

Red Route: Westfield Mall to Eastport via Admiral Drive and Hilltop Lane. Stops include: Anne Arundel Medical Center, Admiral Oaks, Annapolis Marketplace, Hilltop Lane, Eastport Plaza

Green Route:
Westfield Mall to Eastport via West Street. Stops include: West Street Library, Church Circle, Compromise Street, Eastport Plaza

Brown Route: Westfield Mall to Eastport via Forest Drive. Stops include: Forest Drive, Old Solomons Island Road, Copeland Road, Annapolis Marketplace, Newtowne, Robinwood, Bay Forest Center, Eastport Plaza

Orange Route:
Downtown Annapolis to Forest Drive via Spa Road. Stops include: Church Circle, Calvert Street, West Street, Spa Road, Copeland Road, Annapolis Marketplace, Newtowne, Robinwood, Hilltop Lane

Gold Route: Edgewater to Arnold/AACC via Bestgate Road and Westfield Mall. Stops include: South Colony, Maryland Route 2, Admiral Cochrane Drive, Harbor Center, Westfield Mall, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Bestgate Road, Rowe Boulevard, Church Circle, Ritchie Highway, Arnold, Anne Arundel Community College

Yellow Route: Westfield Mall to Riva Road. Stops Include: Westfield Mall, Housley Road, Riva Road, Truman Parkway, Heritage Court, Admiral Cochrane Drive

Purple Route A:
Westfield Mall to Eastport via Annapolis Towne Centre & Church Circle. Stops include: Westfield Mall, Housley Road, Annapolis Towne Centre, West Street Library, Church Circle, Compromise Street, Eastport Plaza

Purple Route B: Westfield Mall to Eastport via Annapolis Towne Centre & Church Circle. Stops include: Westfield Mall, Housley Road, Forest Drive, Annapolis Marketplace, Hilltop Lane, Bay Forest Center, Eastport Plaza

Additional information will be released this month on the City website and throughout the city by way of posters, flyers and brochures.  For more information about the route structure, call the Transportation Department at 410-263-7964.

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