Columbus Day holiday spurs some closings -- Gazette.Net


Most of Prince George’s County’s government operations will be closed Oct. 14 for Columbus Day, but some public transportation and trash services will continue.

The county’s waste management and collection services will operate on a normal schedule, with the exception of bulky trash pickup, which will not occur on Columbus Day, according to a county news release.

The county’s public transportation service, TheBus, also will operate on its normal schedule, except for routes 51, 51-extended and 52, which serve county government buildings, according to the release.

The county’s Para-Transit Service, Call-A-Bus, will not operate Columbus Day, but the county’s Call-A-Cab service — a curb service program targeted to seniors and people with disabilities — will operate as normal, according to the release.

Most state government services will be closed as well, such as the Motor Vehicle Association, with only emergency personnel and toll booth employees working Columbus Day, said Jennifer Hine, director of management and personnel services for Maryland’s Department of Budget and Management.

“No services that are not safety or security related will be available,” Hine said.