Friday, July 07, 2006

Get Off the Bus

Today's Capital reports that as a result of federal shifting of transportation funds, bus service in the County, which is largely provided by the City of Annapolis, stands to lose about 20% of its budget ($850,000) over the next 2 years. Credit should be given to the City, which is already doing the heavy lifting for the County, which has no bus service of its own, but this latest shift doesn't bode well for a public transportation system which is already pretty anemic beyond the City borders. Smaller counties with similar development patterns, like Howard County, have a bus system, why can't Anne Arundel County? As has been discussed in some circles before, is it time for Anne Arundel County to create a Department of Transportation and actually start doing something about the traffic difficulties that most county residents face on a daily basis?



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