Maryland kicks off rapid transit study to connect Charles and Prince George’s

An article today in the Washington Post says, “The Maryland Transit Administration is considering a proposed 19-mile transit alignment along the State Route 5/U.S. 301 corridor to connect the Waldorf area in Charles County to the Branch Avenue Metro Station in Prince George’s.” This, of course, goes straight through Brandywine.

“The $5 million study is viewed as an important first step to address traffic congestion and demand for public transit in some of Maryland’s most rapidly growing areas.” It would be great if this works! The congestion in that corridor is often a complaint of residents who use Rt. 5 south in the afternoon.

This is also supposed to help with the goal of “reducing Maryland’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020”.

MTA will host three open house meetings this month, all between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.: 

June 10 – Surrattsville High School, 6101 Garden Drive, Clinton, MD 20735

June 18 – Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601

June 19 – Thurgood Marshall Middle School, 4909 Brinkley Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748