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Introduction
• Objective
• Share the proposal to implement the approved TrailBlazer route in
Hampstead/Manchester
• Share the proposed revisions to the existing TrailBlazer routes, including a
Transit Hub

• Proposal
• The Board of County Commissioners approved the Transportation
Development Plan (TDP) in January 2013.
• We are here today to seek Commissioner approval to proceed with the
implementation of the new Hampstead/Manchester TrailBlazer route, Transit
Hub and updates to our current routes.
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The TrailBlazer System
The TrailBlazers are a network of deviated fixed routes that
currently serve to connect Taneytown, South Carroll, Eldersburg
and Westminster. The routes are available to all residing within
Carroll County. Riders can be dropped off at one of the stops
and catch the bus to their final destination.

The reasonable fares make this service a cost effective way to
live, work, and play in Carroll County. The cost is $2.00 per one
way general fare trip. Registered senior citizens, persons with
disabilities and Medicare card holders are eligible for a half fare
discount card entitling them to travel for $1.00 per one way.
Children 6 and under ride free.

Deviations can be scheduled for $1.00 if the destination is less
than ¾ of a mile off an existing stop, simply by calling the day
before the trip.
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Project Overview
• New Service
• Transit Hub at BERC
• Hampstead/Manchester TrailBlazer Route
• Westminster Bi-Directional Route
• New stops on Eldersburg, Taneytown & South Carroll Routes
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Transit Hub at BERC
• Eldersburg, Hampstead/Manchester, Taneytown & Both
Westminster routes to converge at BERC

• Routes will overlap
for easy transfer

• 5 or 6 transfer
times per day
(depending on route)
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Hampstead/Manchester Route
T R I P T I M E S

Shuttle Stops am am am pm pm pm

Manchester Manor 7:00 8:55 10:47 12:39 2:31
Manchester Post Office 7:03 8:58 10:50 12:42 2:34
North Carroll Senior Center 7:06 9:01 10:53 12:45 2:37

Drop Off Only
Wal-Mart 7:09 9:04 10:56 12:48 2:40
Hampstead Market Place 7:12 9:07 10:59 12:51 2:43
This route is planned to operate Weis Market - Greenmount 7:15 9:10 11:02 12:54 2:46

Monday through Friday Residence at Hampstead School 7:20 9:15 11:07 12:59 2:51
Hampstead Village Center 7:23 9:18 11:10 1:02 2:54
from 7:00 a.m. to the last
Dogwood Dr. & Scarlett Oak Ct. 7:26 9:21 11:13 1:05 2:57
drop off at 5:15 p.m. Boxwood Dr. & Woodsman Dr. 7:29 9:24 11:16 1:08 3:00
Weis Market- Roberts Field 7:32 9:27 11:19 1:11 3:03
BERC (arrive) 7:49 9:44 11:36 1:28 3:20
BERC (depart) 8:04 9:59 1:43 3:35
Weis Market - Roberts Field 8:21 10:16 2:00 3:52
Boxwood Dr. & Woodsman Dr. 8:24 10:19 2:03 3:55
Driver
Dogwood Dr. & Scarlett Oak Ct. 8:27 10:22 Lunch 2:06 3:58
Hampstead Village Center 8:30 10:25 No return 2:09 4:01
Residence at Hampstead School 8:33 10:28 rides from 2:12 4:04
Weis Market- Greenmount 8:38 10:33 BERC on 2:17 4:09
Hampstead Market Place 8:44 10:36 this trip 2:20 4:12
Wal-Mart 8:47 10:39 2:23 4:15
North Carroll Senior Center 8:50 10:42 2:26 4:18
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Hampstead/Manchester Route
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Westminster Bi-Directional Route
Current Stops: Proposed Stops:
10 Distillery Drive Rescue Mission
Carroll County BERC Shoppers
Target
Government
Billingslea Building Sunny Brook Apartments
Country View Apartments Timber Ridge Apartments Bishop's Garth Apartments Target

Food Lion Town Mall Carroll Community College Tevis Center for Wellness
Carroll County Health Dept Timber Ridge Apartments
Giant Foods Wal-Mart
Carroll Hospital Center Town Mall
McDaniel College Weis Market Charles Fisher Building Tremont Place
Community Pool Wal-Mart
Middlebrooke Apartments Westbrooke Apartments
David Greene Building Weis Market
Old Post Office Westminster Crossing Food Lion Westbrooke Apartments

Penn Ave & Union Street Westminster Overlook Giant Westminster Crossing
McDaniel College Westminster Library
Shoppers Westminster Senior Ctr.
Middlebrooke Apartments Westminster Overlook
Sunny Brook Apartments Penn Ave & Union Street Westminster Senior Center
Phyllis Green Building
**highlighted stops are new to TrailBlazer

This route operates Monday through Saturday
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Westminster Bi-Directional Route
Proposed Black Route: Proposed Purple Route:
T R I P T I M E S
T R I P T I M E S
Shuttle Stops am am am pm pm pm
Shuttle Stops am am am pm pm pm
Community Pool 7:15 9:00 10:45 2:25
Tremont Place 7:50 9:35 11:20 1:15 3:00 4:45
McDaniel College 7:18 9:03 10:48 2:28
BERC (arrive) 7:55 9:40 11:25 1:20 3:05 5:00
Pennsylvania Ave & Union St 7:20 9:05 10:50 2:30
BERC (depart) 8:10 9:55 11:40 1:35 3:30 5:15
Sunny Brook Apartments 7:24 9:09 10:54 L 2:34

Drop Off Only
Charles Fisher Building 8:15 10:00 11:45 1:40 3:35 5:20
Westminster Library 7:27 9:12 10:57 2:37
10 Distillery Drive 7:30 9:15 11:00 u 2:40
Tevis Center for Wellness
Billingslea Building
8:17 10:02 11:47 1:42
8:19 10:04 11:49 1:44
3:37
3:39
5:23
5:25
Westminster Overlook 7:32 9:17 11:02 2:42
Carroll County Health Dept. 7:36 9:21 11:06 n 2:46
Carroll Hospital Center
Phyllis Green Building
8:22 10:07 11:52 1:47
8:25 10:10 11:55 1:50
3:42
3:45
5:28
5:31
Middlebrooke - Oak Hill 7:38 9:23 11:08 2:48
Middlebrooke - Center St 7:40 9:25 11:10 c 2:50
844 Professional Center
Carroll Community College
8:28 10:13 11:58 1:53
8:33 1018 12:03 1:58
3:48
3:53
5:34
5:39
Bishop’s Garth Apartments 7:42 9:27 11:12 2:52
Timber Ridge 7:44 9:29 11:14 h 2:54
Timber Ridge Apartments 8:40 10:25 12:10 4:00

Drop Off Only
Bishop's Garth Apartments 8:42 10:27 12:12 4:02
Westminster Senior Center 7:46 9:31 11:16 2:56
Westminster Senior Center 8:44 10:29 12:14 4:04
Westbrooke Apartments 7:51 9:36 11:21 3:01
Middlebrooke Apt - Center St 8:47 10:32 12:17 4:07
BERC (arrive) 7:55 9:40 11:25 1:20 3:05
BERC (depart) 8:10 9:55 11:40 1:35 3:30
Middlebrooke Apr - Oak Hill
Carroll County Health Dept.
8:49 10:34 12:19
8:51 10:36 12:21
L 4:09
4:11
Weis Market 8:15 10:00 11:45 1:40 3:35
Target 8:18 10:03 11:48 1:43 3:38
Westminster Library 8:57 10:42 12:27 u 4:17
10 Distillery Drive 9:00 10:45 12:30 4:20
Town Mall 8:23 10:08 11:53 1:48 3:43
Westminster Overlook 9:03 10:48 12:33 n 4:23
Giant 8:26 10:11 11:56 1:51 3:46
Westminster Crossing - East 9:08 10:53 12:38 4:28
Tremont Place 8:30 10:15 12:00 1:55 3:50
Wal-Mart 9:10 10:55 12:40
c 4:30
Rescue Mission 8:35 10:20 12:05 2:00 3:55
Westminster Crossing - East 8:40 10:25 12:10 2:05 4:00
Westminster Crossing - West 9:12 10:57 12:42 h 4:32
Food Lion 9:14 10:59 12;44 4:34
Wal-Mart 8:42 10:27 12:12 2:07 4:02
Shoppers 9:19 11:04 12:49 4:39
Westminster Crossing - West 8:44 10:29 12:14 2:09 4:04
Town Mall 9:25 11:10 12:55 4:45
Food Lion 8:46 10:31 12:16 2:11 4:06
Shoppers 8:50 10:35 12:20 2:15 4:10
Giant 9 11:15 1:00
9:30 4:50
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Westminster Black Route
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Westminster
Purple Route
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Eldersburg Route
Current Route: Proposed Route:

T R I P T I M E S T R I P T I M E S

Shuttle Stops am am am pm pm pm
Shuttle Stops am am am pm pm
Piney Ridge Apartments 7:00 8:50 10:40 2:00 3:50
Piney Ridge Apartments 7:45 10:30 2:00 4:40
Spencer Village 7:10 9:00 10:50 L 2:10 4:00
Georgetown Blvd 8:00 10:45 2:15 4:55 Carrolltown Village 7:15 9:05 10:55 2:15 4:05
u
Eldersburg Commons (Walmart) 8:10 10:55 2:25 5:10 Eldersburg Commons /
Wal-Mart (arrive)
7:18 9:08 10:58 n 2:18 4:08
Eldersburg Commons (Walmart) 8:20 11:05 2:35 5:20
Eldersburg Commons /
7:23 9:13 11:03
c 2:23 4:13
Old Wal-Mart 8:25 11:10 2:40 Wal-Mart (depart)
Carroll Community College 8:45 11:30 3:00 Liberty Exchange 7:30 9:20 11:10
h 2:30 4:20
Timber Ridge Apartments 8:55 11:40 3:10
YMCA 7:45 9:35 11:25 1:05 2:45 4:35
Carroll Community College 7:50 9:40 11:30 1:10 2:50 4:40
Westminster Senior Center 9:00 11:45 3:15
Youth Service Bureau 7:53 9:43 11:33 1:13 2:53 4:43
Westminster Wal-Mart (Arrive) 9:10 11:55 3:25 BERC (arrive) 8:00 9:50 11:40 1:20 3:00 4:50
Westminster Wal-Mart (Depart) 9:20 12:05 3:35 BERC (depart) 8:15 10:05 11:55 1:35 3:25 5:05
Youth Service Bureau 8:22 10:12 12:02 1:42 3:32

Drop Off
Town Mall 9:30 12:15 3:45

Only
Carroll Community College 8:25 10:15 12:05 1:45 3:35
Carroll Hospital Center 9:45 12:25 3:55
YMCA 8:30 10:20 1:50 3:40
Carroll Community College 10:00 12:40 1:40 4:15 Liberty Exchange 8:45 10:35 1:55 3:45
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Eldersburg
Blue Route
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South Carroll Route
Current Route: Proposed Route:
T R I P T I M E S
Shuttle Stops am am am pm pm pm
Gaither Manor Apartments 7:50 9:20 10:50 1:50 3:20

Schoolhouse Road Apartments 7:57 9:27 10:57 1:57 3:27
T R I P T I M E S
Sykesville Town Hall 7:59 9:29 10:59 1:59 3:29 Shuttle Stops am am am am pm pm pm pm

Village House 8:01 9:31 11:01 2:01 3:31 Sykesville Post Office 7:00 8:05 9:10 10:15 12:25 1:30 2:35 3:40
Sykesville Apartments 8:03 9:33 11:03 2:03 3:33 Village House 7:04 8:09 9:14 10:19 12:29 1:34 2:39 3:44

Springfield Hospital Canteen 8:08 9:38 11:08 2:08 3:38 Sykesville Apartments 7:05 8:10 9:15 10:20 12:30 1:35 2:40 3:45
Springfield Hospital RSS 7:10 8:15 9:20 10:25 12:35 1:40 2:45 3:50
Eldersburg Commons (Walmart) 8:13 9:43 11:13 2:13 3:43
Eldersburg Library 8:21 9:26 10:31 12:41 1:46 2:51 3:46
Eldersburg Commons (Walmart) 8:18 9:48 11:18 12:48 2:18 3:48 Eldersburg Commons/
7:18 8:23 9:28 10:33 12:43 1:48 2:53 3:48
Spencer Village 8:23 9:53 11:23 12:53 2:23 3:53
Wal-Mart (arrive)
Eldersburg Commons/
L
7:23 8:28 9:33 10:38 12:48 1:53 2:58 3:53
Shoppers 8:26 9:56 11:26 12:56 2:26 3:56 Wal-Mart (depart)

Eldersburg Library 8:29 9:59 11:29 12:59 2:29 3:59
Carrolltown Village 7:25 8:30 9:35 10:40 u 12:50 1:55 3:00

Marvin Gardens 8:32 10:02 11:32 1:02 2:32 4:02
Weis Markets
South Carroll Senior Center
7:28
7:34
8:33
8:39
9:38
9:44
10:43
10:49
n 12:53
12:59
1:58
2:04
3:03
3:09
Carrolltown Village 8:34 10:04 11:34 1:04 2:34 4:04
c

Drop Off Only
Michaels 7:41 8:46 9:51 10:56 1:06 2:11 3:16
Eldersburg Commons (Walmart) 8:36 10:06 11:36 1:06 2:36
Safeway 7:43 8:48 9:53 10:58 1:08 2:13 3:18
Eldersburg Commons (Walmart) 8:41 10:11 11:41 1:11 2:41
Martins 7:45 8:50 9:55 11:00 h 1:10 2:15 3:20
Food Lion 8:43 10:13 11:43 1:13 2:43 CVS 7:50 8:55 10:00 11:05 1:15 2:20 3:25
Old Wal-Mart 8:48 10:18 11:48 1:18 2:48 Walgreens 7:52 8:57 10:02 11:07 1:17 2:22 3:27
Safeway 8:50 10:20 1:20 2:50 Princess Shopping Center 7:55 9:00 10:05 11:10 1:20 2:25 3:30
Martins 8:52 10:22 1:22 2:52 Shoppers 7:58 9:03 10:08 11:13 1:23 2:28 3:33

Princess Shopping Center 8:57 10:27 1:27 2:57 Spencer Village 8:00 9:05 10:10 11:15 1:25 2:30 3:35

Gaither Manor Apartments 9:10 10:40 1:40 3:10
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South Carroll Red Route
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Taneytown Route
Current Route: Proposed Route:
T R I P T I M E S
Shuttle Stops am am am pm pm pm
T R I P T I M E S
Kennie's (Depart) 9:37 11:27 12:47 2:47 4:47 Shuttle Stops am am am pm pm pm pm

Roth & Baltimore 7:30 9:40 11:30 12:50 2:50 4:50 Roth & Baltimore 7:00 8:48 10:36 2:12 4:10

Drop Off Only
Baumgardner & Roberts Mill 7:33 9:43 11:33 12:53 2:53 4:53 Baumgardner & Roberts Mill 7:03 8:51 10:39 2:15 4:13

George & Baltimore 7:36 9:46 11:36 12:56 2:56 4:56 Taneytown Senior Center 7:05 8:53 10:41 L 2:17 4:15
George & Baltimore 7:06 8:54 10:42 2:18 4:16
Frederick & Baltimore 7:39 9:49 11:39 12:59 2:59 4:59 u
Grand & Fairground 7:43 9:53 11:43 1:03 3:03 5:03 Frederick & Baltimore 7:08 8:56 10:44 2:20 4:18
Grand & Fairground 7:11 8:59 10:47
n 2:23 4:21
Grand & Village 7:45 9:55 11:45 1:05 3:05 5:05

Taneytown Library 9:56 11:46 1:06 3:06 5:06
Grand & Village 7:12 9:00 10:48 c 2:24 4:22
Food Lion 7:15 9:03 10:51 2:27 4:25
Kennie's 7:48 9:58 11:48 1:08 3:08 5:08 h
Kennie’s Market 7:18 9:06 10:54 2:30 4:28
Taneytown Shopping Center 7:50 9:50 11:50 1:10 3:10 5:10
Taneytown Shopping Center 7:20 9:08 10:56 2:32 4:30
Social Services 8:10 10:10 1:30 3:30
Walgreens 7:35 9:23 11:11 12:59 2:47 4:45
Westminster Wal-Mart 8:20 10:20 1:40 3:40
Safeway 7:37 9:25 11:13 1:01 2:49 4:47
Westminster Wal-Mart 8:25 10:25 1:45 3:45
Social Services 7:45 9:33 11:21 1:09 2:57 4:55
Town Mall 10:30 1:50 3:50
BERC (arrive) 7:53 9:41 11:29 1:17 3:05 5:03
412 Malcolm Drive 8:35 10:35 1:55 3:55
BERC (depart) 8:08 9:56 11:44 1:32 3:30 5:18
Carroll Hospital Complex 8:38 10:38 1:58 3:58
Social Services 8:16 10:04 11:52 1:40 3:38
Carroll County Health
8:43 10:43 2:03 4:03 Safeway 8:24 10:12 12:00 1:48 3:46 5:26
Department
Westminster Library 8:58 10:48 2:08 4:08 Walgreens 8:26 10:14 12:02 1:50 3:48 5:28
10 Distillery 9:00 10:50 2:10 4:10 Taneytown Shopping Center 8:41 10:29 2:05 4:03

D/O
Social Services 9:10 11:00 2:20 4:20 Kennie’s Market 8:43 10:31 2:07 4:05

Taneytown Shopping Center 9:30 11:20 2:40 4:40 Food Lion 8:46 10:34 2:10 4:08

Kennie's (Arrive) 9:32 11:22 2:42 4:42
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Taneytown Green Route
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Next Steps
• Finalize All Stops with Property Owners
• Open for Public Comment Period
• Install New Signs
• Update Marketing Information

• Proposed Timeline
• June 5: Board of County Commissioners approval to go to public hearing
• June 8: Notice of 30 day comment period placed in the Carroll County Times
• July 9: End of 30 day comment period
• July 16: Advertising and marketing launch
• Aug 6: Implementation upon final approval
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