Bus

Md. MTA to continue some commuter service

Posted on July 11, 2013

Photo courtesy ETLamborghini.
Photo courtesy ETLamborghini.
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will continue service on Intercounty Connector (ICC) Commuter Bus Routes 202 and 203 after July 31.

The decision follows vocal support from more than 100 passengers and elected officials, who testified or offered written comments in support of the service, during a series of public hearings held in early June. The routes were being considered for termination because of low ridership.

“We are truly grateful for the input we received from commuters, elected officials and transit advocates,” said MTA Administrator Robert Smith. “They took time out of their busy schedules to voice their interest in keeping key ICC Commuter Bus routes, and we heard them." 

The MTA also is implementing the recommendation of passengers at the public hearings to eliminate the midday runs on routes 202 and 203 as a way to make the routes more efficient. Additionally, the MTA will add an afternoon run on Route 203 based on passenger requests for a later bus to accommodate longer work schedules. The MTA will continue to closely monitor both routes to ensure growth in ridership.

The MTA will discontinue ICC Commuter Bus route 205 effective August 1, 2013, due to extremely low ridership numbers and not enough demand to justify the service. The average trip on this service had only two riders. The MTA will work with customers to help identify other possible transit options. The savings will be used to alleviate overcrowding on other bus service.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

N.Y.'s NICE to add 33 New Flyer buses

Twenty-eight 40-foot buses will replace existing buses in the NICE fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, while five 60-foot buses will be used on the customer's new bus rapid transit line, scheduled to start service in 2017.

Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together.

Proterra names Horton to CCO post

Will lead the end-to-end customer lifecycle as Proterra triples production and initiates large-scale deployments across North America.

Stertil-Koni adds new capabilities to transmission jack

The battery-operated jack can be charged overnight and used without cables. The pneumatic jack has an attached air hose to keep it working. Previously, transmission jacks were manually hand-pumped, much like a car jack.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close