Plans under way to add transit routes

BRIEFS

April 06, 2008

The Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning plans to offer bus circulator service connecting Glen Burnie to other rail and bus transit options.

County Executive John R. Leopold last week said that he applied for a grant from the Maryland Transit Administration that will pay for 12 new buses in hopes of encouraging more residents to use public transportation. Only eight percent of residents use public transit to commute to work.

The Office of Planning and Zoning plans to implement a service route that would begin and end at the Cromwell light-rail station. Proposed stops are being developed and side-trips will be accommodated on a pre-arranged basis. Service is tentatively planned to run hourly from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

A public hearing on the plan will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 14 at the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.

The county also will hold a "Name the Route" contest. Ideas should be mailed, along with the sender's name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to: Tout the Route Contest, c/o Anne Arundel County Office of Planning & Zoning Long Range Transportation, 2664 Riva Road, Fourth Floor, Annapolis, MD 21401. Entries may also be submitted to PZMaye98@aacounty.org.

Guild named CEO of Historic Annapolis

The Historic Annapolis Foundation has appointed the former head of the Staten Island Historical Society to serve as its new president and CEO, ending an 18-month national search.

John W. Guild replaces Gregory A. Stiverson as the most visible advocate of preservation in Annapolis.

Guild's tenure at the foundation will begin May 19.

As head of the society in New York State for eight years, Guild was responsible for the operation of Historic Richmond Town village's restoration, history museum, archive and three historic properties.

Guild previously was director of the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, director of operations at Earlham Museum in Fishers, Ind., and vice president for finance and administration at the Strong Museum in Rochester, N.Y.

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