News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD– St. Mary’s Transit System, the public transportation program in St. Mary’s County, is developing a five-year plan update, termed the 2019St. Mary’s County Transit Development Plan (TDP).The plan will be presented to County Commissioners this autumn.

Major tasks for the planning study include: an analysis of current services; an analysis of transit need based on demographics, land use, and stakeholder input; the development of options to consider for inclusion in the plan; and the draft and final versions of the TDP. The previous TDP was completed in 2013. The plan is a requirement of the Maryland Transit Administration.

As part of the transit needs analysis, a survey has been developed to gather the opinions of St. Mary’s County residents. Stakeholder outreach will also include surveys of current transit riders and major employers.

The public survey is accessible by logging onto:

English Version:

Encuesta en Español:

Paper surveys in English and Spanish are also available at the locations listed at the end of this media release. This survey is being conducted between April 22 and May 22. The survey results will help inform the study team regarding the service options that should be considered for inclusion in the five-year TDP Update.

For more information, contact Mary Ann Blankenship, Transportation Supervisor, St. Mary’s Transit System,maryannblankenship@stmarysmd.comor (301)475-4200 ext. *1123.

Paper Surveys available at the following locations:

Charlotte Hall Library

  • 37600 New Market Road
  • Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
  • 301-884-2211

Leonardtown Library

  • 23250 Hollywood Road
  • Leonardtown, MD 20650
  • 301-475-2846

Lexington Park Library

  • 21677 FDR Blvd.
  • Lexington Park, MD 20653
  • 301-863-8188

St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services

  • 23110 Leonard Hall Drive
  • Leonardtown, MD 20650
  • 240-895-7000

College of Southern Maryland

  • 22950 Hollywood Road (Building A)
  • Leonardtown, MD 20650-4700
  • 240-725-5300

St. Mary’s County Health Department

  • 21580 Peabody Street
  • Leonardtown, MD 20650
  • 301-475-4330

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