What is a deviation? Technically speaking, the word is late Middle English: via French from medieval Latin deviatio(n-), from Latin deviare. The word can be defined as “the action of departing from an established course or accepted standard” which applies directly to TransIT’s Deviated-Fixed Route Service.
Six Connector routes (10, 20, 60, 61, 65, 80) provide deviated-fixed route service Monday-Friday. Deviated routes are denoted by an “F” on the individual route brochure. These routes operate on a regular schedule and can deviate within a ¾ mile corridor along the route for any passenger who requests the service. The cost for a deviation is $2.00 and requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Requests can be made by calling the TransIT office Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm at 301-600-2065. Monthly passes do not cover the cost of a deviation.
Deviations allow passengers to board the bus at a safe location closer to their home or starting point of travel. For more help with deviations and other route assistance, visit www.frederickcountymd.gov/transit or call 301-600-3543.