New Public Transit Service Links Charles and Prince George’s Counties

On Monday, July 1, 2013, Charles and Prince George’s Counties will launch a new public transit service linking Charles County’s VanGO with Prince George’s County’s TheBus.  The new transit service is the first transportation agreement between the counties and culminates more than one year of joint planning between the two jurisdictions.  In addition, both jurisdictions applied for and received grants through the Job Access and Reverse Commute Program to implement the new service.

Prince George’s County initiated the new South County service between Clinton and Brandywine Crossing.  The singular initiative expanded into a joint collaborative effort between Prince George’s and Charles Counties to provide service between Brandywine Crossing in Prince George’s County to Pinefield South Shopping Center in Charles County.

The extended service allows transit users to travel between Brandywine Crossing and Pinefield South shopping centers, as well as to points beyond because they will be able to connect with linking service routes at the Clinton Fringe Park and Ride Lot.

TheBus terminates service at 7:50 p.m. on weekdays and does not operate on Saturdays.  As a result, VanGO will provide service from the Waldorf transfer point to Brandywine Crossing weekday evenings and Saturdays.  On Monday through Friday, the last VanGO bus will depart Brandywine Crossing at 9:29 p.m. and arrive at the Waldorf transfer point at 9:45 p.m. to allow for connection with the 10 p.m. departures.  On Saturdays, service from Waldorf to Brandywine Crossing will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 9:45 p.m., while service from Brandywine Crossing to Waldorf will begin at 7:14 a.m. and end at 9:29 p.m.

For more information on VanGO, please call 301-934-9305 or visit www.GO-VANGO.com.  For TheBus information, please call 301-324-BUSS.  Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711 or Relay Service TDD at 800-735-2258.