During the past few years, Fort Meade has established partnerships with federal, state and local officials to find ways to help mitigate traffic congestion by decreasing the number of cars entering and exiting the installation. Below you will find several examples of our partnership efforts.
Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., has expanded its service to Fort Meade.
The new service helps Fort Meade’s service members, civilians and their family members by providing another safe, reliable, door-to-door transportation option on Fort Meade and in the surrounding community. Only fully vetted and approved Lyft drivers will be given credentials to access the installation to provide rides to those who need them.
The Regional Transit Authority Route 504 FGGM/Odenton MARC bus leaves from the Odenton MARC Station and makes stops on Fort Meade at the following locations: Reece Road gate, the Defense Information Systems Agency headquarters, Candlewood Suites hotel, Garrison Headquarters/Post Theater, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center and the Adjudication Center.
Fees are $2 per trip; $15 for a 10-ride ticket booklet; and $40 for a monthly pass.
Other transportation options include:
- Walter Reed (Bethesda) Shuttle
The pickup/drop-off location for the shuttle to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is now at the Main Exchange parking lot.
- Mass Transportation Benefit Program offsets commute costs
Eligible program participants are eligible for transit benefits up to $130 per month (parking fees are not included) for specific pre-approved commuter mass transit transportation costs, not to exceed actual expenses.
- Guaranteed Ride Home emergency transportation provides no cost travel
The Guaranteed Ride Home program, managed by Commuter Connections, is like an insurance policy for unexpected situations. The program offers a free ride to the commuter's home in a taxi or a rental car, depending on the commuter's home location.
- ICC Route 202 offers convenient travel
- The Maryland Transit Administration is now offering an express bus service that links Montgomery and Prince George's counties, and Fort Meade
- Vanpools simplify transportation shuffle for groups
- Vanpools bring employees to work from Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to work sites on post. More than 40 vanpools have been formed since January 2011, with more created each month.
- Meade Alliance guide uses map, tips to detail choices
- The Meade Alliance has created the Destination Fort Meade transportation guide, which provides a convenient brochure-format summary of mass transit options for getting to and from the installation, such as local buses, commuter busses, shuttle bus service, vanpool, MARC and Metro services.
- Subscription bus reduces post vehicle traffic
The I-95 corridor bus stops at Route 630, Route 234, Route 123 and Springfield in Northern Virginia before traveling to Fort Meade. The I-66 corridor bus stops at Manassas, Centreville and Stringfellow. The Waldorf bus stops at St. Charles and Clinton.
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will soon begin pavement repairs along two roadway segments of Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County.
MDOT SHA will reconstruct two deteriorating concrete sections of Interstate 97. Project limits include southbound I-97 between MD 3 Business (Crain Highway, Exit 12) and Benfield Boulevard (Exit 10), and northbound I-97 between MD 3 Business and MD 174 (Quarterfield Road, Exit 13). Work includes saw-cutting and removing existing concrete, pouring and setting new concrete sections, and adding new pavement markings.
Portable variable message signs are in place alerting drivers of work dates and any other travel-related impacts. Crews will begin work during the week of August 30, weather permitting; all work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year. Daytime single-lane closures are permitted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and overnight double or triple-lane closures and detours may be in effect Sunday through Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. Drivers are advised to remain alert for changing traffic patterns and lane shifts, and to reduce speeds when driving through the work zone. Customers who have questions may contact the MDOT SHA District 5 Office at 410-841-1000 or toll-free at 1-800-331-5603.