Announcement - March 25, 2020
In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, PLEASE USE TRANSIT FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY. Essential travel means taking trips to work, hospitals, health care providers, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, and food distribution centers.
Effective Wednesday, March 25th, the Glasgow Connection (Route #1) will transition from a fixed route service to a demand response type of service. The service will operate the same hours, from 5:40 a.m. until 6:20 p.m. Monday through Friday. Passengers should request a trip no less than an hour ahead of the pickup time. The demand response service will provide stop by stop service along the regular Glasgow Route and fixed route fares will be in effect.
Effective Monday, March 23rd, The Cross-County Connection (Route #2) will be modified to end at 9:04PM at the Elkton Acme stop. We will be adding a temporary stop in Perryville at the corner of McLhinney St and Broad St. Check Facebook or call (410) 996-5295 Option #2 for more details.
Effective Friday, March 20th, Cecil Transit will temporarily suspend the operation of the Elkton-Newark Connection (Route #4) and the Commuter Connection (Route #5).
Saturday Service has been temporarily suspended
Any customer that has an unmet vital transportation need is being asked to call Cecil Transit at (410) 996-5295, Option #2 for assistance. Check back frequently for updates on service reductions.
Notice - Taxi Voucher Program
In order to ensure that the Taxi Voucher Program’s customers are able to maintain a sufficient supply of vouchers for their vital transportation needs, April’s order forms will be mailed out early, by Wednesday, March 18th. Customers will be permitted to purchase April vouchers immediately upon receipt of their order form.
Order forms will not be reprinted in the transit office.
The amount of vouchers each participant will be able to purchase in April has been increased from ten to fifteen books. However, Cecil Transit implores customers to utilize their vouchers wisely as it is expected that the annual supply of vouchers will be diminished by May 1st. Additional vouchers may not be available until July 1st.
Please purchase vouchers as soon as possible if you anticipate needing them in the near future.
We ask that TVP participants mail in their order form and payment. Participants must make an appointment if they intend to visit the Finance Department in-person.
Glasgow Connection Route #1 - Saturday Service Temporarily Suspended - March 25, 2020
The Glasgow Connection is a fixed route public transportation for all ages servicing the town of Elkton to People's Plaza in Glasgow, DE. The route begins at 5:30 AM and ends at 6:15 PM, Monday through Saturday.
Cross-County Connection Route #2 - Saturday Service Temporarily Suspended - March 25, 2020
The Cross-County Connection is fixed route public transportation for all ages servicing the towns of Elkton, North East, Perryville, The MARC Train, Perry Point V.A., and Cecil College in North East and Elkton. The route begins at 5:30 AM and ends at 10:07 PM. Monday through Friday with a modified Saturday Schedule. This route was designed to combine the previous Perryville and Mid County Connections.
Elkton-Newark Connection Route #4 - Temporarily Suspended - Starting March 20, 2020
The Elkton - Newark Connection is fixed route transportation for all ages servicing the town of Elkton, Glasgow, DE, Newark Industrial Park, Four Seasons Plaza, Newark Park & Ride, Newark Train Station, Newark Transit Hub and the Rt. 279 corridor including the Elkton Library & Cecil College Elkton Station. This route operates Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 10 PM.
Commuter Connection #5 - Temporarily Suspended - Starting March 19, 2020
The Commuter Connection is fixed route transportation for all ages connecting the Marc Rail Station in Perryville to the Septa Rail Station in Newark, with a park n' ride at the Cecil College North East campus. This route operates Monday through Friday from 5:25 AM to 9:07 PM.
|General Public||Reduced Fare*|
*Reduced fare is available for riders over 60, those with a Medicare card, or those with a mobility pass from another agency. Please have the corresponding ID ready to show the driver for verification.
**Up to two children under 46" can ride for free with a fare-paying adult.
NOTICE: Fixed Route Deviations
Deviations may be made up to ¾ mile upon request. All deviations must be scheduled at least one hour prior to pickup and no more than one business day prior. A total fare of $4.00 will apply for each deviation, up to $8.00 if a rider arranges a deviated pick-up and drop-off. To request a deviation call 410-996-5295 #2 Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM-3:30 PM. Demand Response Service may be used in lieu of fixed route services.
Taxi Voucher Program
This program supplements the cost of taxi services for senior citizens, people with disabilities and low income individuals.
· Taxi Voucher Program User Guide
· Taxi Voucher Application Form
· Income Certification Form
· Disability Verification Form
On Demand Response
This is a countywide, origin-to-destination transit service for all ages, which must be scheduled in advance. The On Demand Response operates Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM, on a first come, first served basis.
Exceptions to our bus service includes County Government holidays and severe inclement weather.
Cecil Transit provides free travel training to groups or individuals (of all ages) in need of instruction on using public transportation. The training includes an explanation of bus routes, bus stops, bus schedules and rider safety plus "on-site" instruction on Fixed Route.
If you are unfamiliar with using public transportation, have to make new journeys, or if you have difficulty getting around due to a disability or an illness, please call Community Transit at 410-996-5295 #2.
Title VI - ADA Non-Discrimination Policy
Cecil Transit is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of the transit services we offer. This policy is consistent with the requirements of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. All buses in our fleet are accessible. If you believe you have been subjected to unequal treatment because of race, color, or national origin, you have the right to file a formal complaint. Complaints may be filed within one hundred-eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory action. For additional information or to file a complaint contact: Cecil County Government, Department of Human Resources, 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton, MD 21921, 410-996-5250
Human Service Providers
• CCHD Medical Transportation
**Service animals trained to assist an individual in living independently are permitted on board transit vehicles. Pets must be in an industry approved carrier.
**If a passenger requires modification of any of Cecil Transit policies to accommodate their disability, they may request such a modification by contacting 410-996-5295, Option #2. Cecil Transit will work with individuals to find an accommodation solution.
**Flammable/Combustible objects are not allowed to be transported on the buses with exception of respirators, concentrators or portable oxygen tanks for ADA passengers.
Mission Statement: Cecil Transit oversees all county transit operations through the implementation of a fixed route and demand response bus service and the Rural Transportation Initiative which includes the Taxi Voucher Program and the Veteran’s Bus Pass Program. Cecil Transit’s fixed route bus system offers connecting service to Aberdeen, Havre de Grace, Perryville, Charlestown, North East, Elkton, Newark and Glasgow. Cecil Transit also provides transportation services connecting qualified individuals to job placement and training through a contractual agreement with the local Department of Social Services.