Transit Vision Plan Introduction

Prince George's County Transit Vision

Prince George’s County is a premier destination with a first-class public transportation system
that enhances quality of life and provides mobility options for all residents. This robust system supports transit oriented development, fuels economic growth, and expands service to improve connectivity between jobs, housing, retail, medical, recreational, and faith-based destinations.
The transportation network features safe, pedestrian friendly streets, and convenient last mile connections while supporting alternative transportation modes including taxis, bike share and
ride-share services.

About the Plan

Prince George’s County has been developing a five-year plan for improving and expanding transit within the County over the last eight months. The process is evaluating potential methods for improving transit provision in the County in order to benefit Prince George’s County residents. A primary focus of the plan is evaluating ways to improve the County-run TheBus fixed route.

Project Scope of Work

In order to create a comprehensive plan that will benefit all County residents, the County is completing the following activities during the Transit Vision Plan development process.

  1. Identify goals and objectives for all forms of transit in Prince George’s County.
  2. Assess current transit conditions.
  3. Assess transit market conditions in Prince George’s County.
    a. Where are County residents traveling to?
    b. Which County residents are most likely to use transit?
    c. What factors might induce more people to switch to transit?
  4. Develop preliminary recommendations in all areas of transit – passenger facilities, transit service, vehicles, and operations and maintenance facilities.
  5. Solicit public feedback on preliminary recommendations.
  6. Prioritize recommendations and develop cost estimates, and craft an implementation plan.

Transit Development Plan Schedule

July 2017 to December 2017

  1. Develop County transit vision, and goals and objectives.
  2. Evaluate current conditions and assess market conditions.
  3. Assess rider and non-rider attitudes about transit in the County.
  4. Develop preliminary recommendations based on the current conditions, market analysis, and passenger feedback.
  5. Present preliminary recommendations to public.

January 2018 to May 2018

  1. Prioritize preliminary recommendations for 5-year implementation time-frame.
  2. Develop longer term implementation recommendations. 
  3. Present final recommendations to the public.
  4. Finalize Transit Vision Plan.