Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh announced new, improved bus routes to enhance service to job centers such as Fort Meade, BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport, Live! Casino and Arundel Mills. Called the Commuter Crew, the initiative is part of a comprehensive plan to improve mobility in Anne Arundel County. New and improved services effective immediately include the following.
• 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 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.
Schuh recently 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.
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