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MTA Public Hearings on Changes to ICC Bus Routes

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) gives notice of three public hearings proposing changes to the ICC Commuter Bus routes. The MTA is proposing to reallocate transit resources to areas of higher demand. As part of this  reallocation, the MTA is proposing the elimination of three commuter bus routes: Nos. 202, 203, and 205.

• Route No. 202 operates weekday peak service between Gaithersburg and DOD/Fort Meade.
• Route No. 203 operates weekday peak service between Columbia and Bethesda.
• Route No. 205 operates weekday peak service between College Park and Germantown.

These bus routes have fallen short of ridership and cost recovery goals. The proposed date to discontinue service is August 1.

The public hearings will be held as follows:

Tuesday, June 4
College Park City Hall
Council Chambers
2nd Floor
4500 Knox Road
College Park, MD 20704

Wednesday, June 5
Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

Thursday, June 6
Activity Center, Bohrer Park at Summit Hall
506 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

MTA staff will be available throughout the meeting to address the proposed route eliminations and the reallocation of resources to other transit bus alternatives.
If you are unavailable to attend this meeting, you may email your concerns to commuterbus@mta.maryland.gov. Location is accessible for people with disabilities. Anyone who requires special assistance or additional accommodations should contact MTA Office of Customer Service one week in advance to make necessary arrangements at 410.767.3999 or TTY 410-539-3497.


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