Central Maryland Regional Transit

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Central Maryland Regional Transit
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Founded May 1987 (1987-05), as Corridor Transportation Corporation, by the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber
Commenced operation May 1989
Locale Laurel, Maryland
Service area Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County, Howard County
Service type Transit bus
Alliance Central Maryland Transportation Alliance
Routes 17[1]
Fleet 72 vehicles[1]
Annual ridership 1.6 million in FY 2011
Operator Central Maryland Regional Transit
Chief executive James B. Perez[1]
Finance and Administration Director Beverly Walenga
Website www.cmrtransit.org

Central Maryland Regional Transit is a bus system serving the greater Laurel, Maryland area and parts of the neighboring Anne Arundel, Prince George's, and Howard counties.[2][3][4] Former service into Montgomery County ended in January 2010 due to a lack of funding,[5] though a re-expansion to the county is being sought.[1]

CMRT was founded as the Corridor Transportation Corporation in May 1987 by the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber, and began its transit operation as Connect-a-Ride two years later with nine buses serving five routes.[1][6] The non-profit organization gained independence and changed its name in the early 2010 timeframe,[1] and the bus service rebranded to the same name in early 2013.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Robbins, Lindsey (February 1, 2013). "Well-traveled Perez takes reins at Maryland transit nonprofit". The Gazette. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Central Maryland Regional Transit names interim chief executive officer". Baltimore Sun. April 24, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Bowerman, Hayley Gable (May 7, 2013). "Central Maryland Regional Transit Unveils Rebranding". Arundel Voice. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Glenn, Gwendolyn (April 5, 2013). "CMRT rolls out new logo, branding of local buses". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Connect-A-Ride Route D ends Jan. 29". Laurel Leader. January 20, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "CMRT History". Central Maryland Regional Transit. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 

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