MTA Expands Commuter Bus Service in southern Maryland - Southern Maryland Headline News

MTA Expands Commuter Bus Service in southern Maryland


10 Daily Round Trips Added Between Maryland Suburban Regions and Washington D.C.

ANNAPOLIS – Committed to providing citizens with transportation alternatives, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., today announced an expansion of the Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) highly successful commuter bus service between major suburban areas around the State and Washington, D.C. This spring, ten daily round trips will be added to seven existing commuter bus routes.

“Today, I have directed the Maryland Transit Administration to add these new round trips to our highly successful commuter bus program,” said Governor Ehrlich. “With the increase in fuel prices, we will continue to expand options for Maryland commuters.”

In the first quarter of 2006, Commuter Bus Service increased ridership on all 22 routes by nearly 16 percent compared to the same time period in 2005. Ten over-the-road buses will be acquired to provide the additional service. Each bus can carry 55 passengers, has on-board restroom facilities and is ADA compliant. The additional round trips will appear on the following routes later this spring:

901 La Plata and Waldorf (Charles County) to DC – one round trip

902 St Leonards and Prince Frederick (Calvert County) to DC - two round trips

903 Charlotte Hall and Waldorf (Charles County) to DC – one round trip

922 Kent Island/Annapolis (Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s Counties) to DC – one round trip

950 Kent Island/Annapolis (Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s Counties) to DC - two round trips

991 Hagerstown/Frederick (Washington and Frederick Counties) to Rockville - two round trips

995 Columbia (Howard County) to DC – one round trip

Schedule times for the additional round trips will be posted on the MTA website, http://www.mtamaryland.com/, when they are determined.

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