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Old 10-15-2022, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Looking at the Annapolis/Kent Island area possibly for retirement.

Wondering if there is any public transit to DC or elsewhere.

Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2022, 09:27 AM
 
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Looking at the Annapolis/Kent Island area possibly for retirement.

Wondering if there is any public transit to DC or elsewhere.

Thanks.
Yes, but it's limited. Commuter bus service is typically just into DC in the early am, and return in the pm.

https://www.mta.maryland.gov/schedule?type=commuter-bus
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Old 10-15-2022, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Yes, but it's limited. Commuter bus service is typically just into DC in the early am, and return in the pm.

https://www.mta.maryland.gov/schedule?type=commuter-bus
Thank you. There's no light rail service or anything similar?
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Old 10-15-2022, 11:29 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Thank you. There's no light rail service or anything similar?
Moving to Kent Island means that you're going to a rural area across a fairly significant body of water. Annapolis is across from Kent on the other side of that significant body of water.

No, there's no light rail.
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Old 10-15-2022, 02:35 PM
 
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If you want public transportation, you’re gonna have to come closer in.
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Old 10-16-2022, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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If you want public transportation, you’re gonna have to come closer in.
The busses and Metrorail serve the inner ring of counties: Montgomery and Prince George's in Maryland. The MTA commuter busses serve the outer counties: Howard, Anne Arundel, Charles and St Mary's. To get from Kent Island to DC, you have to drive to the pickup stop for the MTA bus in Anne Arundel County. The hours are made for commuters, as someone else explained.

A long time ago, there were other attempts to connect the Eastern Shore. There is a local airport where some commuters from the Eastern Shore flew to the College Park Airport. There was also a ferry from Rock Hall to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, but it was too expensive to survive.
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Old 10-16-2022, 05:13 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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The busses and Metrorail serve the inner ring of counties: Montgomery and Prince George's in Maryland. The MTA commuter busses serve the outer counties: Howard, Anne Arundel, Charles and St Mary's. To get from Kent Island to DC, you have to drive to the pickup stop for the MTA bus in Anne Arundel County. The hours are made for commuters, as someone else explained.

A long time ago, there were other attempts to connect the Eastern Shore. There is a local airport where some commuters from the Eastern Shore flew to the College Park Airport. There was also a ferry from Rock Hall to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, but it was too expensive to survive.
Calvert also has MTA contractors running buses to DC and Metro stops.
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Old 10-16-2022, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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My previous post was mistaken. There are MTA buses leaving from Kent Narrows and Stevensville on the Eastern Shore. Thus one does not have to drive across the Bay Bridge in order to pick up the commuter bus. There are 5 trips leaving between 5 AM to 7 AM. There are corresponding return trips in the afternoon. I think it would be very feasible to make a day trip to Washington from the Four Seasons place. The one-way fare is $7, which is very reasonable.
There are also three daily trips to Baltimore from Stevensville.

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Old 10-16-2022, 10:06 AM
 
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The busses and Metrorail serve the inner ring of counties: Montgomery and Prince George's in Maryland. The MTA commuter busses serve the outer counties: Howard, Anne Arundel, Charles and St Mary's. To get from Kent Island to DC, you have to drive to the pickup stop for the MTA bus in Anne Arundel County. The hours are made for commuters, as someone else explained.

A long time ago, there were other attempts to connect the Eastern Shore. There is a local airport where some commuters from the Eastern Shore flew to the College Park Airport. There was also a ferry from Rock Hall to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, but it was too expensive to survive.
There are local "regular" buses in Charles / Calvert county, but they're, well, local buses that are designed to carry people to local commercial district (i.e. to buy grocery / take care of errands / etc.) as buses are kind of designed to do. Even if they finally build that rail line towards SoMD it'll probably still be rush hour only service anyway.

P.S. For the OP, you're just not going to have light rail line that runs 40+ miles lol...even if there's one it'll take what? 2 hours to get to DC?
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Old 10-20-2022, 08:37 AM
 
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If in Annapolis, I think you can take the MARC from Odenton to DC.

A former colleague of mine commuted from Galesville (outside of Annapolis) to downtown DC for years.


So yes, it requires a bit more than a stroll from your home to the departure point and is subject to time constraints, but it is doable.
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