Bus stop shelters returning to Annapolis

| October 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

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Annapolis is getting more bus stop shelters!  Mayor Pantelides was spotted this morning along Hilltop Lane with Annapolis Department of Public Works crews installing a new shelter.

Under former Mayor Josh Cohen, most of the City’s shelters were removed when the City changed vendors. Annapolis was shelter-less for more than a year as details of the new contract were ironed out and in the end, only a small percentage of the original shelters returned leaving residents literally out in the cold.

The shelters that are currently being installed (1 per day for the next 10 days) were obtained at no cost to the City from Hagerstown, and the Mayor plans to have all the shelters replaced as soon as possible.  When asked, the Pantelides said, “I am committed to insuring that all 40 shelters are replaced. The City Council and I will be working closely together to make sure the funds are secured to make it happen.”

The City is in the process of determining if MTA Grant funds can be used for the shelters. If so, the process will move rather swiftly. If not, the City may have to go through regular procurement channels to secure the remaining shelters.

With winter approaching, this is great news for those who use Annapolis Transit.

The 10 shelters will be installed (weather permitting) in the following locations.

   1         Hilltop Lane west side, 10 feet south of Boxwood Road

   2         Hilltop Lane east side, 176 feet north of Boxwood Road

   3         Monroe Street north side. 171 feet east of Bay Ridge Avenue

   4         Admiral Drive east side, 5 feet south of Captain’s Circle

   5         Admiral Drive west side, 52 feet north of Poplar Avenue

   6         Bay Ridge Avenue east side, 352 feet south of Forest Hill Avenue

   7         Bay Ridge Avenue west side, 30 feet north of Ben’s Drive

   8         Bay Ridge Road south side, 142 feet east of Cypress Road

   9         Forest Drive south side, 56 feet east of Center Street

  10        Forest Drive north side, 61 feet east of Thom Drive

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