Monday, July 29, 2013

MTA to Continue ICC Commuter Bus Routes 202 and 203 - Will Eliminate Route 205

In response to public input from passengers and elected officials, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will continue service on Intercounty Connector (ICC) Commuter Bus Routes 202 (from Metropolitan Grove to Fort Meade) and 203 (from Snowden River Park & Ride in Columbia to Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda). The routes were being considered for termination because of low ridership.

To make the routes more efficient, MTA will eliminate midday service on the two routes. A later bus in the afternoon will be added on Route 203 based on comments from passengers asking that service accommodate persons with longer work schedules.

Beginning August 1, the MTA will discontinue ICC Commuter Bus Route 205 (service from College Park/MARC Station to the Germantown Transit Center) because of extremely low ridership. The average trip on this service had only two riders.

Check MTA’s website for the latest information about service or get emails about service modifications and delays. Customers can also call the MTA Transit Information Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 410-539-5000. TTY 410-539-3497. Or, visit MTA’s Facebook page or Twitter feed for updated information.