Public Works and Transportation


Prince George's County, Maryland

Prince George's County Announces Changes to TheBus Schedule for Routes 21, 21X, 51, 51 Extended and 52


For Immediate Release: 12/30/2013 3:00 PM

Contact: Carol Terry, Public Information Officer, Prince George's County, Department of Public Works and Transportation, 301-883-5600

​LARGO, MD –The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) announced changes to TheBus schedule for Routes 21, 21X, 51, 51 Extended and 52 that will take effect on January 6, 2014.

“The new schedules are designed to better accommodate the patrons at those times of day when the ridership is at its peak,” said Acting DPW&T Director Darrell Mobley.  “The improved schedules will also provide more frequent service to key locations such as the Metrorail stations, Prince George’s Community College and the Motor Vehicle Administration.”

Changes to the Route 21 schedule include an earlier morning southbound service from the New Carrollton Metrorail Station and more frequent service during the peak hours before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m. These changes will benefit riders traveling to the Prince George’s Community College and the Largo Town Center Metrorail Station.

The Route 21X schedule will provide midday service every 20 minutes rather than the current 30 minute service frequency. The adjustments to the schedule will benefit riders traveling to the Prince George’s Community College, the Motor Vehicle Administration and the New Carrollton Metrorail Station.

The resources of Route 51 Extended and Route 52 have been consolidated into TheBus Route 51 and those routes will be discontinued effective January 6, 2014.  The new schedule for Route 51 will provide more frequent service to the Courthouse and the County Administration Building.  In addition, Route 51 will continue to transport patrons to the Chrysler Building and the County Board of Education facility by request.

For more information, visit the TheBus or call DPW&T’s Office of Transportation at 301.883.5656.

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