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Annapolis Transit Issues: Canceled Routes, Delayed Service

| May 13, 2011, 11:16 AM | 0 Comments

The Department of Transportation is announcing that the Orange Route is not running today and there are significant delays on the Green Route.

According to Transportation Director Richard Newell, the City has 16 buses in its fleet, seven of which are currently out of service. Eleven buses are needed to operate the transit system, but today the City is working with just nine.

“The shortage of buses is the result of several inefficiencies, including a shortage of maintenance staff. In addition, the City recently returned four trolleys that were on loan from Ocean City since last November and a delay in paperwork that would put new buses into use,” Mr. Newell said.

The City received four Gillig buses this week to fortify its fleet. However, required paperwork from the manufacturer that transfers ownership was delayed. In the meantime, those buses remain out of service.

The Orange Route runs Monday through Friday, providing service from downtown to Forest Drive via Spa Road. It makes the following stops: Church Circle, Calvert Street, West Street, Spa Road, Marketplace, Newtowne, Robinwood and Hilltop Lane.

The Green Route runs Monday through Saturday, providing service from Westfield Mall to Eastport via West Street. It makes the following stops: West Street Library, Church Circle, Compromise Street and Eastport Plaza.

The status of the Green Route for Saturday is undetermined. Keep in touch with www.annapolis.gov for updates.

Source: Annapolis City Hall Press Release

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