Cecil Transit

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Cecil Transit
Cecil Transit bus 230 at Newark Transit Hub.jpg
Cecil Transit bus 230 at the Newark Transit Hub on the Route 4 line
Headquarters 200 Chesapeake Boulevard
Elkton, MD 21921
Service area Cecil County, Maryland
Service type Bus service
Routes 5
Website http://www.ccgov.org/government/community-services/cecil-transit

Cecil Transit is a public transit agency providing bus service in Cecil County in the US state of Maryland. The agency, which is owned by Cecil County, operates fixed-route bus service along five routes serving the Cecil County towns of Elkton, North East, and Perryville along with service to Glasgow and Newark in Delaware. Cecil Transit offers connections to Harford Transit bus service and MARC Train's Penn Line service in Perryville, DART First State bus service in Glasgow and Newark, and SEPTA Regional Rail's Wilmington/Newark Line service in Newark. The fixed-route service allows for deviations of up to 34 mile (1.2 km) through advance reservations.[1] The agency also operates a paratransit service called Demand Response for disabled people.[2]

History[edit]

Bus service between Newark and Elkton was previously operated by DART First State as Route 65. On June 30, 2014, DART First State discontinued Route 65 due to low ridership. On January 20, 2015, Cecil Transit began its Elkton Newark Connection route to provide service between Newark and Elkton.[3] On May 2, 2018, Cecil Transit started the Commuter Connection, a bus route running between the Perryville MARC station and the Newark SEPTA station with an intermediate stop at Cecil College. The route is intended to bridge a gap between the two commuter rail systems, the only gap in a continuous 460 mi (740 km) chain of commuter rail systems along the Northeast Corridor from Virginia to Connecticut, while also improving access to commuter trains for Cecil County residents.[4]

Routes[edit]

Route Line Name Terminals Places Served Notes Source
1
Glasgow Connection 150 East Main Street in Elkton 150 East Main Street in Elkton Union Hospital, Maryland Route 213, Redner's, U.S. Route 40, Elkton Walmart, Chesapeake Boulevard, Kohl's, Glasgow, Peoples Plaza, U.S. Route 40, Elkton Food Lion, Acme at Big Elk Mall, Cecil County Library operates Monday-Saturday, loop route [5]
2
Perryville Connection 200 Chesapeake Boulevard in Elkton Perry Point in Perryville Elkton Walmart (eastbound), Acme at Big Elk Mall, Union Hospital, Cecil College-Elkton Station, U.S. Route 40, North East, North East Walmart (westbound), North East Food Lion (eastbound), U.S. Route 40, Perryville Food Lion (westbound), Perryville MARC station (eastbound) operates Monday-Saturday [6]
3
Mid County Connection 200 Chesapeake Boulevard in Elkton 200 Chesapeake Boulevard in Elkton Acme at Big Elk Mall, Cecil College-Elkton Station, U.S. Route 40, North East Food Lion, North East Walmart, Maryland Route 272, Cecil College, U.S. Route 40, Perryville Food Lion, Charlestown, North East, Maryland Route 272, Cecil College, U.S. Route 40, Cecil College-Elkton Station, Acme at Big Elk Mall, Elkton Walmart operates Monday-Friday, loop route [7]
4
Elkton Newark Connection Cecil College-Elkton Station Elkton Library Union Hospital, Acme at Big Elk Mall, U.S. Route 40, Elkton Walmart, Chesapeake Boulevard, Glasgow, Peoples Plaza, ShopRite, Delaware Route 896, Newark Park and Ride, Newark Rail Station, Newark Transit Hub, Main Street in Newark, Elkton Road, Maryland Route 279 operates Monday-Friday [8]
5
Commuter Connection Perryville MARC Station Newark Rail Station Interstate 95, Cecil College, Interstate 95 operates Monday-Saturday [9]

Fares[edit]

The base cash fare for Cecil Transit fixed-route buses is $2.00, which must be paid in exact change. Senior citizens and disabled persons with a pass or Medicare card may ride the bus for $1.00. Up to two children under 46 inches (120 cm) in height may ride for free with a fare-paying adult. The fare is $4.00 for a route deviation. A bus pass offering 12 trips is available for $20.00 for regular fare or $10.00 for senior citizens and disabled persons.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "How to Ride". Cecil Transit. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cecil Transit's Demand Response Service". Cecil Transit. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Mattix, Cheryl (January 26, 2015). "New Newark-to-Elkton bus route begins". Newark Post. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Cecil Transit Launches New Commuter Connection to Bridge Gap in Commuter Rail Service" (Press release). Cecil County, Maryland. April 17, 2018. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Fixed Route Bus Route #1 Glasgow Connection". Cecil Transit. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Fixed Route Bus Route #2 Perryville Connection". Cecil Transit. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "Fixed Route Bus Route #3 Mid County Connection". Cecil Transit. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Fixed Route Bus Route #4 Elkton Newark Connection". Cecil Transit. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Fixed Route Bus Route #5 Commuter Connection". Cecil Transit. Retrieved May 7, 2018.

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