Rural Bus Route Planned for Glen Burnie
Public Meeting Scheduled
Annapolis (October 29, 2008) - The Anne Arundel County, Office of Planning and Zoning, announced today plans to hold a work shop to obtain final public comment regarding a proposed bus circulator service connecting the Glen Burnie community to public facilities and other rail and bus transit opportunities. Establishing a route to service this community fulfills, in part, an ongoing effort identified in the County’s Transit Development Plan, and is 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, 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. Ongoing budget reductions in statewide transportation projects, however, may affect funding for this project.
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 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 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 Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 7480 Baltimore/Annapolis Boulevard, Suite 102. The County staff has held a series of presentations to Dundee Civic Association, Harundale Civic Association, North Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Glen Burnie Town Center Committee, and the Glen Burnie Improvement Association.
Those interested in learning more about the route and its intended course or to offer input are urged to attend this public meeting. For more information on the meeting or the project, please contact Jon Mayer or George Cardwell at (410) 222-7440.