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After nearly a decade, the county has an intergovernmental agreement with the Maryland Transit Administration establishing guidelines for maintaining the Dunkirk Park & Ride commuter lot on Town Center Boulevard.
On Tuesday the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the agreement, in a moment Commissioner Susan Shaw (R) called “anti-climactic” but a long time in coming.
“This was a case where the state MTA negotiated with property owners literally for years,” Shaw said. “It’s dragged it out a long, long time.”
The park & ride, which is located just off Route 4, will take about 490 commuter cars off the road, she said.
“We’ve been working on this for 10 years,” Commissioners’ President Gerald W. “Jerry” Clark (R) said. “Hopefully this will happen very quickly.”
MTA operates commuter bus services between Southern Maryland and Washington, D.C. Under the agreement, MTA is responsible for construction, stormwater management, bus shelters, lighting and landscaping, and Calvert is responsible for all post-construction maintenance and lighting operation costs.
The county also has park & rides in St. Leonard, Prince Frederick and Sunderland and at Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown.
To learn more about Calvert County commuter options, go to www.co.cal.md.us/residents/transportation/maps/.