Schuh announces expanded transit options to job centers

| October 14, 2017
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Public TransitAnne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh announced new and improved bus routes to enhance service to job centers such as Fort George G. Meade, Thurgood Marshall BWI International Airport, Maryland Live! Casino and Arundel Mills. The “Commuter Crew” initiative is part of a comprehensive plan to improve mobility in Anne Arundel County.

“These improved services will make it easier for commuters to get to job centers and for citizens to access our entertainment and tourism destinations,” County Executive Schuh said. “These improvements were designed in collaboration with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) to get our citizens to work more efficiently.”

New and improved services effective immediately include:

  • Connection to MARC stations: The RTA Route 504 will connect Piney Orchard to the Odenton and Savage MARC stations via Fort Meade and National Business Park.
  • Call-A-Ride pilot: Passengers who are 55 or older, or anyone over 18 with a disability, will be able to call a driver for midday service between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from their home to the Route 504 within 1/4 mile of the route.
  • Route 202/K expansion: The RTA 202/K Route, which serves Meade Village, Fort Meade, Meade Heights, Pioneer City and the Ridge Road corridor, is extending existing service during peak periods to extend to Preston Gateway Drive.

In August, County Executive Schuh announced the consolidation of transportation services and planning functions into one operating unit. In order to increase citizen participation in the planning process, the Transportation Commission has been established under Executive Order 22. The first commission meeting will be held October 11 at 6:30 p.m. at 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis.

Transportation staff are also developing several plans to support the General Development Plan, including the Transportation Functional Master Plan and the Transit Development Plan.

For more information, go to www.aacounty.org/transportation.

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