Prince George’s County developed a five-year plan for improving and expanding transit within the County. The plan evaluated potential methods for improving public transportation in the County. The vision plan reviewed local bus services, private providers and other best practices for improving access to public transportation services, with a goal of developing a first class public transportation system. The Transit Vision Plan (TVP) will provide the County with a road- map for implementing service, facility, and operational enhancements to improve the County’s transit system for the benefit of all County residents. A primary focus of the plan is evaluating ways to improve the county's TheBus fixed route system. Throughout the transit vision planning process, the project team has conducted an extensive public outreach program that has provided invaluable input into the plan development. Our outreach started with an onboard survey that covered trips on all routes in TheBus system and covered all parts of the day. We also held a series of “pop-up” meetings at heavy ridership stops around the County to solicit input from riders on what they like about TheBus, and what they would like to see improved.
DPW&T transit staff held a series of public meetings in March 2018 where we presented the preliminary improvement recommendations and received feedback on attendees’ priorities. The input received gave us a detailed understanding of what is most important to the public and what improvements we should move forward with first The final plan serves as a guide for DPW&T to prioritize service enhancements and to develop new transit service initiatives.