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Rural Bus Route Planned for Glen Burnie

Public Meeting Scheduled

Annapolis (May 29, 2008) - The Anne Arundel County, Office of Planning and Zoning, announced today plans to offer bus circulator service connecting the central Glen Burnie community to other rail and bus transit opportunities. Establishing a route to service this community fulfills, in part, an ongoing effort identified in the Transit Development Plan, and recommended in the Glen Burnie Small Area Plan, to increase service to under served areas of the County.

Using funds from a Maryland Transit Administration grant that will continue through FY2009, the Office of Planning and Zoning plans to implement a service route that would initiate and end at Cromwell Light Rail Station serving communities and connecting public facilities within Glen Burnie. Proposed stops are being developed and side-trips will be accommodated on a pre-arranged basis. The route will likely run about eight miles and take approximately 45 minutes per trip, using major streets in the area. Service is tentatively planned to run every hour along this route Monday through Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm and Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. No Sunday or Holiday service is proposed.

In order to obtain input for use in developing the specific routes and bus stop locations, the Office of Planning and Zoning has scheduled a public meeting for Wednesday, June 11, 2008 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Emergency Operations Center, 7480 Baltimore/Annapolis Boulevard, Suite 102. Those interested in learning more about the route and its intended course or to offer input are urged to attend this public meeting. Office of Planning and Zoning continues to offer to meet with interested groups, civic associations, homeowner and business groups who have an interest in the route.

The County also will hold a "Name the Route" contest which will allow another opportunity for the public, in particular those citizens who will be using the service, to actively participate in naming the route. Simply send your idea for a name, along with your name, address, telephone number and email address to:

"Tout the Route" Contest
c/o Anne Arundel County Office of Planning & Zoning
Long Range Transportation
2664 Riva Road, 4th Floor
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Entries may also be submitted via email. A winner will be declared at a later date and a donated prize package will be awarded.

For further information on the meeting or the project, please contact George Cardwell at (410) 222-7432.

Individuals needing special accommodations must communicate with the contact person at least seven (7) working days prior to the meeting at the appropriate number, or by e-mail or through the Maryland Relay Service at 7-1-1.

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