TRANSPORTATION SPECIAL: Commuters are one click away from travel services
The MeadeRide program is a local, state and federal partnership supported by Fort Meade, the National Security Agency, Central Maryland Regional Transit, the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transportation Administration, Anne Arundel County, Howard County. The Defense Base Closure and Realignment agencies -- Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Media Activity and Adjudication were some of the first agencies to take advantage of what MeadeRide has to offer. A number of transportation resources, including Commuter Connections, VPSI Inc., and Enterprise assist to get cars off the road.
There are currently a variety of transportation and transit options available, such as local bus service, commuter rail, shuttle services and buses along the new Inter-county connector. In addition, specialized services for Fort Meade employees have been developed. The MeadeRide program highlights all the options available, so you may make an informed choice about what's best.
Examples of commuter services:
* Subscription buses -- I-95 Corridor, I-66 Corridor & Waldorf ( current routes)
* Vanpools -- over 40 formed since January
* Odenton shuttle -- connecting to MARC trains, Penn line.
* Greenbelt shuttle -- connecting to the Greenbelt METRO station
* Inter County Connector (ICC) --Route 202
* Howard Transit
The MeadeRide website, www.meaderide.com, is a comprehensive site that includes information on commute options to and from Fort Meade. On the site, you will find transit options, schedules, news and alerts. It's also the place to go to register your interst in a vanpool or subscription bus.
MeadeRide programs are coordinated through the BWI Business Partnership, a non-profit organization that's been assisting commuters in Anne Arundel County for over 25 years, and Central Maryland Regional Transit, the region's transit corporation. With Fort Meade growing as an employment center, MeadeRide was created to focus directly on the transportation needs of the Fort Meade area.
It is the mission of the MeadeRide team to assist agencies and personnel with commuting needs. The program also works to identify potential new services through ongoing communication and interaction with the Fort Meade population via its website and other scheduled outreach events.
For more information, or if you are interested in having the MeadeRide team come speak to your agency/department please email email@example.com or call 301-498-7089.
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