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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2005
Honoring the "freedom rides" and the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr., Annapolis Transit will offer free bus rides to the public tomorrow, starting before dawn and ending at 10 p.m. The one-day ridership program is a way to mark King's birthday, a national holiday, and his legacy of peaceful social change, Annapolis officials said. When Rosa Parks, a Montgomery woman, refused to give up her seat and move to the back of the bus one day in 1955, she sparked a boycott that heralded the civil rights movement and the struggle against segregation.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is closing most government offices on both Thursday and Friday for Independence Day. Friday will be an "administrative leave day" for non-essential employees. County agencies that have round-the-clock operations will operate as usual on Thursday and Friday. Employees in those agencies who must work on Friday will be able to take another administrative leave day, Neuman said. In a statement, Neuman said that county workers had to take two dozen furlough days over the last two years.
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November 12, 2001
Annapolis Transit to begin new service to BWI on Thursday Travelers soon will be able to ride to Baltimore-Washington International Airport from Annapolis on a new route provided by the Annapolis Transit system. The Sky Blue bus route, which begins service Thursday, will run every two hours between BWI and Annapolis Transit's Spa Road Transfer Point at the Department of Public Works. Buses will operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Customers may take any Annapolis Transit bus (except the Brown Route)
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2011
The Annapolis city council approved Monday a $90 million operating budget for the next fiscal year, a spending plan that raises the city's property tax rate and increases a variety of fees for city services. The council approved Mayor Joshua J. Cohen's proposed budget by a 7-2 vote, city officials said. The city's $9.1 million capital budget was approved unanimously. The budget for fiscal year 2012 is the result of an agreement reached last month by a majority of the council.
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September 29, 2002
Annapolis Transit reroutes buses for West Street work Annapolis Transit will be rerouting buses and closing bus stops because of road repairs on West Street starting tomorrow. The changes could cause delays in the normal bus schedule through January. Buses on the outbound Yellow route, the Brown "B" route and the Gold "A" route will be detoured from West Street onto Calvert Street, then left onto Rowe Boulevard, left on Taylor Avenue and back to West Street at Westgate Circle. The customer shelters at 80 West St. and at West Street and Madison Place will be closed.
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February 9, 2010
Here is a partial list of closings and service changes in the area today. For a full list, go to baltimoresun.com. Baltimore County schools are closed today and Wednesday. Carroll, Harford, Howard and Anne Arundel schools are closed today. No trash pickup in Baltimore city today. Limited pickup for trash and recycling collections in Baltimore County today. All Enoch Pratt Free Library neighborhood branches in the city are closed, except for the Central Library at 400 Cathedral St. Baltimore City schools are closed.
NEWS
August 7, 2002
Glendening names Arundel fire chief to security council Gov. Parris N. Glendening has announced the appointment of Anne Arundel County Fire Chief Roger Simonds to the 15- member Maryland Security Council. The council will assist the governor in ensuring that the state maintains a coordinated strategy for detecting, preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from terrorist attacks. The members will work with state government, federal agencies and local jurisdictions to develop comprehensive emergency plans.
FEATURES
By Andrea F. Siegel and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 16, 2010
Annapolis residents may park for free in the city's garages until Thursday morning, city officials said Tuesday. With public works crews continuing to work to widen the passable lines on city streets, vehicles parked on snow emergency routes may be towed, they said. The free parking at the three downtown garages, which has been in effect for about a week, will end at 8 a.m. Thursday, police spokesman Ray Weaver said. City spokesman Phill McGowan said officials believe that all city streets were passably by the width of at least one car by Tuesday.
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June 20, 2000
IT'S NOT QUITE the same as McDonald's, whose signs boast "99 billion served" or some unfathomable number, but Annapolis' fast-growing public transportation system reached a milestone last week. Annapolis Transit served its millionth passenger for the fiscal year when Peggy Clorety took the Yellow Route bus at 7:30 a.m. last Thursday to head for jury duty. It may not be exact. Perhaps Ms. Clorety is passenger No. 999,995 or 1,000,002, but either way, she's close enough. City transportation officials made a big show of their millionth passenger to illustrate how successful the six-route system has become.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2003
Anne Arundel County and Annapolis officials have joined forces to provide improved bus service in a county with limited public transportation, opening a route linking Edgewater, Annapolis and Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. The route, named "C-40," is Annapolis Transit's sixth route into the county. It is the first route to be paid for entirely by the county, which does not have its own public transportation system. "It seemed like a winner because everyone wanted to do it," said Harvey Gold, county senior transportation planner.
FEATURES
By Andrea F. Siegel and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 16, 2010
Annapolis residents may park for free in the city's garages until Thursday morning, city officials said Tuesday. With public works crews continuing to work to widen the passable lines on city streets, vehicles parked on snow emergency routes may be towed, they said. The free parking at the three downtown garages, which has been in effect for about a week, will end at 8 a.m. Thursday, police spokesman Ray Weaver said. City spokesman Phill McGowan said officials believe that all city streets were passably by the width of at least one car by Tuesday.
NEWS
February 9, 2010
Here is a partial list of closings and service changes in the area today. For a full list, go to baltimoresun.com. Baltimore County schools are closed today and Wednesday. Carroll, Harford, Howard and Anne Arundel schools are closed today. No trash pickup in Baltimore city today. Limited pickup for trash and recycling collections in Baltimore County today. All Enoch Pratt Free Library neighborhood branches in the city are closed, except for the Central Library at 400 Cathedral St. Baltimore City schools are closed.
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By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,sun reporter | April 13, 2007
Anne Arundel seniors and disabled residents who take the free county shuttle to doctors' appointments, grocery stores and senior centers will have to pay for the service starting this summer, county officials said. The $2 fee for a round-trip ride will offset the cost of expanding the overburdened service, said Wayne Taylor, director of the Department of Aging and Disabilities. "Currently we are 100 percent dependent on county government, and I think riders have to share the cost," Taylor said yesterday.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | March 5, 2007
Welcome to the Maryland Transit Administration, Paul J. Wiedefeld. The MTA has gone a long time since it's had an administrator who everyone knew was in charge. Of all the jobs in Maryland state government, you have taken on what may be the hardest and most thankless. But you've got a resume, including a successful run as head of BWI Marshall Airport, that inspires hope. You're going to be faced with a lot of challenges: billion-dollar projects requiring gobs of new revenue, fixing basic bus service in Baltimore, keeping MARC on track.
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By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON and NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | August 20, 2006
Faced with a significant cut in federal transit funds, the city of Annapolis is preparing to cut bus routes that link the city to other destinations in Anne Arundel County and is scrambling to find ways to make up for the financial hit. Due to a change in census designation, the city stands to lose about $850,000 in federal funds that are used to subsidize operations of the Annapolis Transit bus system, which has a $4.25 million annual budget. At the same time, the city is facing fuel costs that have jumped by about 30 percent in the last year.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2005
ANNAPOLIS TRANSIT is again thinking beyond the city limits. Starting tomorrow, the Annapolis bus provider's new C-60 line will provide weekday bus service to several points in the North County, including Baltimore-Washington International Airport and the Arundel Mills mall. The C-60 line comes one year after Annapolis Transit created the C-50 line, which provides service from Annapolis to the South County communities of Edgewater, South River, Galesville and Shady Side, Churchton and Deale.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is closing most government offices on both Thursday and Friday for Independence Day. Friday will be an "administrative leave day" for non-essential employees. County agencies that have round-the-clock operations will operate as usual on Thursday and Friday. Employees in those agencies who must work on Friday will be able to take another administrative leave day, Neuman said. In a statement, Neuman said that county workers had to take two dozen furlough days over the last two years.
NEWS
By Sue du Pont and Sue du Pont,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 17, 2001
THE PEOPLE of Annapolis have spoken. Last week during national "Try Transit Week," they selected as their favorite driver Amelia Wallace, a nearly 20-year veteran of Annapolis Transit. Wallace joins Annapolis native Keith Queen, the city's newly selected Bus Driver of the Year, for recognition for outstanding service to the people of Annapolis. The announcement of these honors was made Friday as part of the weeklong promotion to highlight the importance and benefits of transit. Both drivers were recognized during a lunch at the Department of Transportation's headquarters on Chinquapin Round Road.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2005
Though the county government does not own a bus fleet, does it play a role in the transit system that serves Anne Arundel residents? Yes. And if you listen to county transportation officials, it's a larger role than you might think. Instead of running a fleet of buses to every corner of the county, the Anne Arundel government uses transportation dollars from state and federal agencies to contract its transit system. The result is a collaboration by public and private transit entities that provides service to much of the county, from along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the Route 2 corridor to Annapolis and South County.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2005
Honoring the "freedom rides" and the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr., Annapolis Transit will offer free bus rides to the public tomorrow, starting before dawn and ending at 10 p.m. The one-day ridership program is a way to mark King's birthday, a national holiday, and his legacy of peaceful social change, Annapolis officials said. When Rosa Parks, a Montgomery woman, refused to give up her seat and move to the back of the bus one day in 1955, she sparked a boycott that heralded the civil rights movement and the struggle against segregation.
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