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Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) visits Washington County and the new Transit Transfer Center
2/26/2012

L-R: County Public Works Director Joe Kroboth, State Office of Local Transit Support Director Elizabeth Kreider, County EDC Fiscal/Research Specialist Susan Buchanan, County Transit Director Kevin Cerrone, and Administrator of the Maryland Transit Administration Ralign Wells



Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) visits Washington County and the new Transit Transfer Center

Hagerstown, MD (February 21, 2012) - Ralign Wells, Administrator of Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), along with Elizabeth Kreider, Director of the Office of Local Transit Support, visited Washington County on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 to meet with Washington County Division of Public Works staff and other local agencies.
While the main purpose of the visit was to observe the new Transit Transfer Center, located at 123 W. Franklin Street, the MTA Representatives also met with staff from the County Commuter, Community Action Council, and the Department of Social Services. Each agency presented to the group - explaining how all three have successfully collaborated over the years to provide transportation to those in need throughout Washington County.
After observing the transit department's operations and vehicle maintenance facility, the MTA Representatives visited the local Hagerstown Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization (HEPMPO) Interstate Council meeting to address the group and give an update on the MTA.
"This was a great opportunity for the MTA to observe transit successes and opportunities in Washington County," said Joe Kroboth, Director of Washington County Division of Public Works. "We appreciate their time and information on upcoming MTA initiatives."
About Washington County Transit: The Washington County Transit Department - County Commuter operates all of the public transportation in Washington County. The County Commuter public transit system runs eight, fixed urban routes that originate in Hagerstown and offer service to Funkstown, Halfway, Long Meadow, Maugansville, Robinwood, Smithsburg and Williamsport. In addition, County Commuter provides transportation for the elderly and persons with disabilities through a contracted ride assist voucher program, which is funded by the Statewide Special Transportation Assistance Program (SSTAP). ADA Complementary Paratransit Service for individuals with disabilities who cannot access fixed-route service, along with Job Access in cooperation with the Washington County Department of Social Services, are also provided by the transit system. The urbanized fixed-route service carries the majority of the County's ridership. Total ridership averages over 400,000 passenger trips annually.
To learn more about Washington County transit, visit www.washco-md.net/transit.

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