Thursday, June 4, 2009

County plans transit center for White Oak - Gazette

Proposed facility seen as a way to increase safety, transportation options in growing area

by Robert Dongu | Staff Writer | Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Government employees and a new hospital are coming to White Oak. A new transportation center may also be on its way.

The White Oak Transit Center, to be located near the White Oak Shopping Center on New Hampshire Avenue and Lockwood Drive, would include six bus shelters and a bus and pedestrian queuing area. The center also would include a traffic signal in the area of Lockwood and the shopping center area, and increase safety at area bus stops, according to a county Division of Transit Services employee.

"It'll define the bus stop," said Phil McLaughlin, manager of operations planning for the Division of Transit of Services. "It'll define where people should transfer."

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