From Harford County Government:
(Bel Air, MD) – This morning in Havre de Grace, Harford County Executive David R. Craig was joined by Cecil County Board of Commissioners President James T. Mullin and MTA Deputy Administrator Simon Taylor as they announced new local bus route linking Harford and Cecil Counties.
The new route will be known as Route #7 or the “Teal” line. As currently planned, the route will have nine roundtrips scheduled throughout the day, with the first departing the Aberdeen Train Station at 6:00am, and the last bus returning at 6:17pm. As with other Harford Transit Link routes, Route #7 will run Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays. A round trip from Aberdeen will take between one and two hours depending on the time of day. The bus service is expected to commence by February 15.
Stops along the route will include the McDonald’s in Havre de Grace, Concord Apartments in Perryville, the Perryville Train Station, Perry Point VA Medical Center, Hollywood Casino, and the Perryville Outlet Center. In addition, three of the nine trips include a spur into downtown Havre de Grace, with stops at Pat’s Pizza, Harford Memorial Hospital, and the Graw Apartments.
The new route is the result of a partnership between the Maryland Transit Administration, Harford County Government, and Cecil County Government. Half of the funding for the project comes from a federal Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant, which is administered in Maryland by the MTA.
“Our two counties, as well as the sister communities of Havre de Grace and Perryville have a long history of being closely tied in terms of both culture and commerce,” remarked County Executive David R. Craig. “While some see the river as a barrier or a divider, we have always seen it as something that brings our communities together. This transit linkage is a project that is much needed and something for which we have been planning for quite some time.”
“We appreciate the partnership we have developed with the MTA and with Cecil County, and we hope that this new route will be successful and will improve the ability of citizens in both counties to access employment, retail, and healthcare centers.”
For more information on this new bus route and to find the official date when the bus service will commence, visit the Harford Transit Link website at www.harfordtransitlink.org, or Cecil Transit at www.ceciltransit.com. By telephone, Harford Transit Link can be reached at 410-612-1620, and Cecil Transit can be reached at 410-658-5574.