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
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.
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
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
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
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
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