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When you ride alone…

by Frederick TransIT Community Relations Manager. 0 Comments

“When you Ride Alone, you Ride with Hitler” A brief history on ridesharing When you think of the term, “ridesharing” you probably imagine the obvious: sharing a ride to conserve time and/or resources, mostly for travel to work. But have you considered how ridesharing came about? Why we still ride together now? In 2011, two UC Berkeley researchers wrote a paper detailing the history of ridesharing, entitled “Ridesharing in North America: Past, Present & Future.” The work breaks ... read more

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The ABCs of Transit: L is for Larry

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The ABCs of Transit: L is for Larry Larry O’Brien, TransIT driver, has been working with the County for nearly two years and recently moved to historic Downtown Frederick. Larry uses alternative commute modes to get to his job at TransIT where he helps others do the same. We talked to Larry about the importance of alternate options in Frederick and how his life has changed since moving downtown. What do you like most about working for transit? Larry:     I enjoy being able to bike ... read more

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Fall in Love with Frederick: 5 Places to Explore

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  Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is one of the area’s premiere entertainment venues combining fine dining with outstanding live stage shows. The theatre provides an intimate setting where five Mainstage Broadway-style productions are produced each season. Plus, there are children’s matinees! Learn More:        www.wayoffbroadway.com Fall Features:      The Addams Family September 11- October 24 $44 includes dinner, the show ... read more

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The Journey to Better Transportation

by Frederick TransIT Community Relations Manager. 0 Comments

The ultimate goal of Frederick County TransIT is to create a convenient, safe and easy to use system for our passengers. The idea of having a service that is available to all citizens is especially relevant during the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Act, written into law on July 26, 1990, celebrates “removing barriers and empowering people” and affects over 50 million people in the US. Since its inception, the percentage of buses that are accessible to people with ... read more

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Why TransIT’s Employer Connection Program is the Secret Ingredient to Economic Development in Frederick

by Frederick TransIT Community Relations Manager. 0 Comments

It is no secret that Frederick County, MD is booming. With an expected future job growth rate of 36%, an unemployment rate of 4.3%, and a focus on biosciences & technology, the County now needs to emphasize the great transportation benefits readily available to employers. TransIT’s free Employer Connection Program help connects Frederick County businesses to a better commuter with free consultation, advice, strategies and tools. As the cost to replace employees increases, the need for transportation ... read more

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5 Things to Increase Your Productivity

by Frederick TransIT Community Relations Manager. 0 Comments

5. Eat Brain Food Successful people eat healthy and exercise? This may not come as a surprise but what “superfoods” help you truly become more productive? The high Omega-3s found in salmon help improve memory and mental performance. Other foods like nuts provide protein, Vitamin E, amino acids and more for better brain performance. And the caffeine found in dark chocolate and green tea provides a tasty natural energy enhancer. Plus, every function in your body requires water to be productive ... read more

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3 Frederick apps you NEED to know about

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Frederick, MD is listed as one of The Best Places to Live in 2015  plus boasts one of the Country’s Top 10 Downtowns. Use these 3 apps to plan your trip, dine, shop, stay, get around town & earn rewards! 3.Visit Frederick This app contains publications on visiting Frederick County and the historical and cultural significance of the region. Within the application are multiple publications available for download: The mobile version of Visit Frederick, the official Visitor Guide to ... read more

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The ABCs of Transit: K is for Killing Time

by Frederick TransIT Community Relations Manager. 0 Comments

A new report issued by the United States Department of Transportation, Beyond Traffic, acts as an “an invitation to the American public to have a frank conversation about the shape, size, and condition of that system and how it will meet the needs and goals of our nation for decades to come.”  The report, which is available at http://www.dot.gov/BeyondTraffic, discusses the quality of transportation in the United States and what needs to be done to increases our D+ grading (the quality of our ... read more

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