Calvert County Looks to Cut Local Bus Service - Southern Maryland Headline News

Calvert County Looks to Cut Local Bus Service

State funding cut cited as reason

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Dec. 2, 2008)—The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners is proposing a reduction in public transportation services due to a recent 16-percent cut in State funding from the Maryland Transit Administration. The proposed changes include cancellation of Prince Frederick Bus Route 2 and the second bus assigned to the Prince Frederick-Solomons route.

The reduction does not eliminate service to any area and only affects frequency times on these routes. Prince Frederick Bus Route 1 and Prince Frederick-Solomons Bus Route 1 will remain in service with minor changes to accommodate the cancellations.

The proposed changes are scheduled to go into effect on Monday, January 12, 2009.

In accordance with Maryland Transit Administration requirements, any jurisdiction that proposes a reduction in transportation services, including the deletion or major alteration of a route, must provide an opportunity for a public hearing. Citizens desiring a public hearing on these proposed changes may submit a written request to Calvert County Public Transportation, 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678 by 4:30 p.m. on December 29, 2008.

Should a public hearing be requested, it will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Hearing Room, Courthouse, 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, Maryland. An interpreter will be provided for the deaf and hearing impaired persons provided that a timely request is made by calling 1-800-735-2258.

Copies of updated bus schedules are available by contacting the Public Transportation office at 410-535-4510.

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