Changes to TheBus routes brings more, earlier service -- Gazette.Net


Changes to the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation’s TheBus schedule effective Monday should enhance service, a department official said.

“These changes should provide increased services for passengers,” said Carol Terry, spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works and Transportation.

The routes changed are as follows: Route 21 will include an earlier morning southbound service from the New Carrollton Metrorail Station and more service during peak hours before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m., according to a Department of Public Works and Transportation news release.

Route 21X will provide midday service every 20 minutes instead of the current 30 minutes, according to a department news release.

“Prince George’s County is pleased to provide these route improvements for its citizens and riders who depend on TheBus for their transportation needs,” said department acting director Darrell Mobley in an email to The Gazette.

Route 51 (extended) and route 52 have been consolidated into Route 51 as the previous routes are canceled as of Monday, according to a department news release. The new route 51 will provide more service to the county courthouse and the County Administration Building as well as continue taking passengers to the Chrysler Building and the County Board of Education by request, according to a department news release.