Confident Commuter

TransIT Partners with FCPL for the 2016 Wandering Book Campaign

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By: Kendall K Tiffany TransIT Services of Frederick County has partnered with Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL) for the second year to introduce the “Wandering Book” program beginning August 22nd. The program is a development of the Maryland Humanities Council’s One Maryland One Book program which encourages all Maryland residents to read the same book and bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. The 2016 ... read more

Maintaining Mobility: TransIT Services for Seniors in Frederick County

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By: Kendall K Tiffany, Community Relations Manager, TransIT Services of Frederick County   As Frederick County residents’ age, movement and mobility around the County may change. To ensure the senior population is mobile, TransIT Services of Frederick County has multiple programs available. TransIT-plus The first program available to seniors in Frederick County is TransIT-plus.  TransIT-plus is the County’s curb-to-curb, demand-response service, designated to meet the specialized ... read more

TransIT offers Free Rides on Dump the Pump Day, June 16th

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By: Kendall K Tiffany On Thursday, June 16th, TransIT Services of Frederick County will celebrate the 11th annual National Dump the Pump Day by providing FREE rides on all Connector and shuttle routes. Passengers who take part in Dump the Pump Day will have the possibility of receiving a free TransIT cell phone wallet. More than 7,200 organizations provide public transportation in the U.S. and many of those participate in this yearly event. The day is dedicated to raising awareness that ... read more

Planning for SafeTrack: A Metro Commuter’s Guide to Alternatives

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By: Kendall K Tiffany With much overdue (necessary) maintenance, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has created a plan to repair and replace faulty equipment within their Metrorail System.  The plan, SafeTrack, accelerates approximately three years worth of track work into one. WMATA has condensed the plan into 15 “Safety Surges” with the first segment beginning in June of 2016 with the final segment concluding work in late March of 2017. Commuters who currently use ... read more

Frederick Organizations to Partner for 2016 Bike to Work Day Events

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By: Kendall Klosky Tiffany TransIT Services of Frederick County is excited to partner with the City of Frederick and a variety of other Frederick organizations for Bike to Work Day 2016.  This year’s event will be held during the morning of Friday, May 20th at the Transit Center on East Street in Frederick from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  Bike to Work Day is a free regional event promoting alternative transportation, co-sponsored by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association ... read more

Miller Awarded 2nd Annual Frederick County Commuter of the Year Award

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By: Kendall K Tiffany TransIT Services of Frederick County announced the winner of its second annual Frederick County Commuter of the Year Award, designed to recognize and honor individuals that continuously use alternative forms of transportation and whose outstanding commitment benefits Frederick County. The winner, Ms. Penelope Miller, a loyal TransIT rider for more than eight years and employee of Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD), received the award during the elementary school’s weekly ... read more

Employer Connection Spring Commute Challenge Now ACTIVE!

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By: Kendall K Tiffany   What is Employer Connection? Employer Connection is a service program within TransIT Services of Frederick County that is managed by the TransIT Community Relations Manager and an employer outreach contractor, EcoLogix Group, Inc. The Employer Connection service is free to all Frederick County Employers and is designed to assist with the implementation of transportation and commute benefits for their employees.  By improving commutes, commuters endure less ... read more

The ABCs of TransIT – M is for Making a [Commute] Change in 2016

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By: Kendall Klosky Tiffany Now that the snow from Snowzilla is finally starting to melt and you’re eager to get out of your house, it’s time to reevaluate the status of your 2016 New Year’s Resolution.  Did your resolution fall in the category of saving money, to become healthier or be a better steward of your local community? Well, TransIT has the perfect solution to incorporate all three categories into one resolution – an alternative commute from your typical single occupant vehicle! Throughout ... read more

3 Things You Might Not Know About Frederick County TransIT

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By: Adrienne Moretz Most Popular Route TransIT's ridership is made up of three services: • 9 fixed-routes serving over 300 destinations in Frederick City and urbanized areas of the County • 4 shuttles serving the Brunswick/Jefferson, Emmitsburg/Thurmont, the Rt. 85 corridor, and eastern Frederick plus two commuter shuttles • Paratransit services for those over the age of 60 and/or with disabilities Of these services, TransIT's #10 Connector route has the highest ridership. The route ... read more

Census Data Good News for Frederick County

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The new 2014 statistics from the Census’ American Community Survey, released this month, shows continuous signs of improvement for commuting in Frederick County. Frederick County drive alone rates have continuously decreased since 2005 (with the exception of 2007) from 79.1% to 76.3%. This is lower than the national average drive alone rate of 76.5%. Considering the County’s 663 square miles of mostly rural landscape, these are significant findings. Carpool/Vanpool rates have ... read more