Cecil Transit

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Cecil Transit
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Cecil Transit bus 230 at the Newark Transit Hub on the Route 4 line
SloganGoing Your Way
Headquarters200 Chesapeake Boulevard
Elkton, MD 21921
Service area Cecil County, Maryland
Service type Bus service
Routes5
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'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 door-to-door demand responsive transport service called Demand Response for the general public, senior citizens, and disabled people.

Cecil County, Maryland County in the United States

Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, the population was 101,108. The county seat is Elkton. The county was named for Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (1605–1675), the first Proprietary Governor of the Province (colony) of Maryland. It is the only Maryland county that is part of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cecil County has existed since the late 1600s, though it continued to grow in population and town size.

Maryland State of the United States of America

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary.

Elkton, Maryland Town in Maryland, United States

Elkton is a town in and the county seat of Cecil County, Maryland, United States. The population was 15,443 at the 2010 census. It was formerly called Head of Elk because it sits at the head of navigation on the Elk River, which flows into the nearby Chesapeake Bay.

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History

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. [2] In November 2017, Cecil Transit added a Demand Response route between Cecilton and Middletown, Delaware. [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]

Northeast Corridor electrified railway line

The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railroad line in the Northeast megalopolis of the United States. Owned primarily by Amtrak, it runs from Boston through Providence, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia through Wilmington, and Baltimore to Washington, D.C. The NEC closely parallels Interstate 95 for most of its length, and is the busiest passenger rail line in the United States by ridership and service frequency as of 2013. The NEC carries more than 2,200 trains daily. Branches to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Springfield, Massachusetts, and various points in Virginia are not considered part of the Northeast Corridor, despite frequent service from routes that run largely on the corridor.

Virginia State of the United States of America

Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018 is over 8.5 million.

Connecticut state of the United States of America

Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the Tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river".

Routes

RouteLine NameTerminalsPlaces ServedNotesSource
1
Glasgow Connection150 East Main Street in Elkton 150 East Main Street in ElktonUnion 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 Libraryoperates Monday-Saturday, loop route [5]
2
Perryville Connection200 Chesapeake Boulevard in ElktonPerry 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 Connection200 Chesapeake Boulevard in Elkton200 Chesapeake Boulevard in ElktonAcme 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 Walmartoperates Monday-Friday, loop route [7]
4
Elkton Newark ConnectionCecil College-Elkton StationElkton LibraryUnion 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, loop route [8]
5
Commuter Connection Perryville MARC station Newark, DE Amtrak/SEPTA station Interstate 95, Cecil College, Interstate 95operates Monday-Saturday [9]

Demand Response

Cecil Transit operates a door-to-door demand responsive transport service called Demand Response for the general public, senior citizens, and disabled people, serving destinations within and outside of Cecil County. This service is available on a first-come, first-served basis through advance reservations. [10] Among the Demand Response routes is a route running twice a month between Cecilton and Middletown, Delaware, providing residents of southern Cecil County access to shopping and healthcare in Middletown. [3]

Demand responsive transport

Demand-responsive transport, also known as demand-responsive transit (DRT), demand-responsive service, Dial-a-Ride transit (DART) or flexible transport services is a form of transport where vehicles alter their routes based on particular transport demand rather than using a fixed route or timetable. These vehicles typically pick-up and drop-off passengers in locations according to passengers needs and can include taxis, buses or other vehicles.

Cecilton, Maryland Town in Maryland, United States

Cecilton is a town in Cecil County, Maryland, United States. The population was 663 at the 2010 census.

Middletown, Delaware Town in Delaware, United States

Middletown is a town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the town is 18,871.

Fares

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]

The fares for Demand Response vary based on distance traveled. The service costs $5.00 for intracounty trips up to 25 miles (40 km) round trip, $10.00 for intracounty trips between 26 miles (42 km) and 50 miles (80 km) round trip, $20.00 for intracounty trips greater than 50 miles (80 km) round trip, and $40.00 for trips outside Cecil County. Senior citizens and disabled persons pay half fare for Demand Response service. [10] The Cecilton-Middletown route costs $5.00 for the general public and $2.50 for senior citizens and disabled persons. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "How to Ride". Cecil Transit. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  2. Mattix, Cheryl (January 26, 2015). "New Newark-to-Elkton bus route begins". Newark Post. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  3. 1 2 3 Kinnaly, Kevin (November 16, 2017). "Cecil Transit Adds New "Demand Response" Route". Maryland Association of Counties. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  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.
  10. 1 2 "Cecil Transit's Demand Response Service". Cecil Transit. Retrieved April 11, 2018.