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Fall 2016 USG Charter Shuttle to UMCP information

If you use the USG-UMCP chartered shuttle bus to go to, or return from UMCP, the following message is of critical importance to you:

All Shuttle-UM buses running directly between USG and UMCP are chartered buses.  All riders will be required to display a USG photo ID to board the bus at either end of the route. In Fall of 2016 buses have been added on Fridays, but the Friday schedule is different from the Monday-Thursday schedule. Please pay careful attention to the schedules. The current schedule for the USG-UMCP charter bus is as follows:

                          MONDAY - THURSDAY
  LEAVE  UMCP STAMP  
STUDENT  UNION
  DEPART FROM USG      ARRIVE  UMCP STAMP  
STUDENT  UNION
6:50 am 7:45 am 8:45 am
7:45 am 8:45 am 9:45 am
9:55 am 10:45 am 11:30 am
11:35 am 12:25 pm 1:10 pm
SERVICE CEASES UNTIL TIMES BELOW
4:45 pm 5:45 pm 6:50 pm
SERVICE CEASES UNTIL TIMES BELOW
8:25 pm 9:15 pm 10:00 pm

 

                   FRIDAYS (FALL Semesters Only)
 LEAVE  UMCP STAMP 
STUDENT  UNION

  DEPART FROM USG  

 ARRIVE  AT UMCP STAMP 
STUDENT  UNION
8:25 am 9:15 am 10:00 am
11:45 am 12:35 pm 1:20 pm

 

For general commuters to UMCP, the Department of Transportation Services (Shuttle-UM) runs a commuter bus from College Park to a terminus at the West Diamond Avenue MTA Park-and-Ride, in Gaithersburg.  That route is named the #141 Gaithersburg Park & Ride route.  The Diamond Avenue MTA Lot terminus is the only place to board the #141 commuter bus to College Park.  These buses are available to all USM students and staff, regardless of USG affiliation.

**PLEASE NOTE**

UMCP students who are only taking one class at USG may have chosen not to exchange their UMCP photo ID for a USG  photo ID.  If you don’t have a USG photo ID card and wish to use the charter bus from USG to UMCP, you must see your Program Director to obtain USG charter bus privileges.  Your Program Director will contact John Brandt (USG Safety & Security) to confirm your enrollment at USG.  Once you’re approved, Security will issue you a USG Charter sticker for placement on your UMCP ID.  This ID sticker will allow you to board USG-UMCP charter buses using your UMCP photo ID card.  The USG-UMCP Charter buses continue to depart USG from at the current bus stop location and will still go to the Stamp Union at UMCP.

Montgomery County's Ride-on Bus System

This system is tightly integrated with the Metrorail, Metrobus and MARC commuter rail systems.

Route 43 - Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center-Fallsgrove Center
Route 66
- Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center
Route 67
- Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center

For specific route information please go to Ride-On web site or call 240.777.7433.

TAXI CaBS

  • Montgomery Taxicab   301-926-9306  
    15858 Somerville Drive, Rockville, MD 20855 (3.60 miles away)
  • Action Taxicab   240-552-9403  
    15805 Peramount Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (3.81 miles away)
  • Orange Taxi   301-912-0000  
    11565 Old Germantown Road, Rockville, MD 20852 (6.05 miles away)
  • Regency Cab Inc.   301-990-9000  
    8201 Snouffer School Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 (7.72 miles away)

MetroRail and MetroBus Systems

For information on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Metrorail and Metrobus services, please click here for maps and schedules.

Get instant transit information and point-to-point directions using the RideGuide, the interactive trip planning service for the Metrorail and Metrobus systems. You can also call Metro for more information at 202.637.7000.

Metro Directions from College Park, Md. to USG:

  • Depart from the College Park/University of Maryland Metro Station (Green Line).
  • Transfer at the Fort Totten Metro Station and follow the Red Line to the Shady Grove Metro Station.
  • Transfer to the RO43 Ride-on Bus, which goes directly to (USG).

MARC

Students and visitors may also use the MARC Commuter Rail coming from Baltimore and points west (West Virginia and Frederick, MD area). Click here see the following for specific schedules and maps.

Air Travel

Three major airports service the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Metrorail, bus and MARC Train services are available from each of the major airports.

Other Public Transportation Resources

Montgomery County, Maryland Public Works and Transportation www.dpwt.com
Maryland Mass Transit Administration
www.mtamaryland.com/index.cfm

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