The ABC’s of the Regional Transit Operations Facility
Ray Ambros, Transit Administrator
Corridor Transportation Corporation
In an era of expanding technology – IM, iPod, iPhone, the business community and consumers alike are swimming in proverbial alphabet soup. The transportation industry is no different. Nearly six years ago the Corridor Transportation Corporation (CTC), in partnership with Howard County (HC), began an earnest search for land upon which a Transit Operations Facility (TOF) could be constructed. Then as now, the County was experiencing tremendous growth in the employment sector and its fledgling bus service, was adding new riders at a pace that far surpassed the rapid increase in its population. Meanwhile, our neighbor right next door in Anne Arundel County (AAC) was undergoing a transformation by virtue of the development of Arundel Mills Mall and the aggressive expansion plans at BWI Airport. In the case of the West Anne Arundel County (WAA), however, there was no transit service to speak of outside of a single Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) bus route that operated out of Baltimore and the MARC commuter train. Today, several CTC transit routes link residents from the region with employment opportunities at the Mall.
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Amtrak's Official Website has train information. The closest station to Fort Meade is the BWI Airport Rail Station
Mass Transit - Visitors without a car can travel to and/from Baltimore or Washington D.C. by using the MARC train, a local commuter system available Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m., available from Fort Meade by going to the BWI Rail Station or the Odenton Station.
Visit www.mtamaryland.com for individual station hours and MARC fare and schedule information.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - Located in Anne Arundel County, visitors can arrange air travel to Fort Meade by way of Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). There are currently 19 airlines arriving and departing from BWI.
Other airports in the area include:
Dulles International Airport - Dulles, Virginia
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - Washington, DC