Horseback Riding in Anchorage, AK. Nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Piedmont countryside, Great Meadow is a 380-acre field events center and steeplechase course operated under stewardship of the Great Meadow Foundation. The Great Meadow Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to preserving open space for public enjoyment, non-profit events, community service.
Morven Park's gardens and grounds are OPEN!
Morven Park is open to guests from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.
Please note, all Park buildings, museums, and restrooms remain closed.
Help us keep Morven Park safe! Please keep the safety and well-being of our visitors and staff in mind as you visit the Park grounds.
Morven Park is not a county or state funded Park with the same safety net and support system as other facilities. We need your support now more than ever to weather this storm. Morven Park is a nonprofit that relies on donations to remain open. Make a donation that will make a difference at MorvenPark.org/DonateNow.
NOTICE TO VISITORS: Dogs are always welcome at Morven Park, but we strictly enforce leash laws. Please do not allow your dog to run free anywhere on Morven Park's property. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and we ask that you clean up after your pet while on Park grounds.
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|Founded||January,1990; 31 years ago|
|Service area||Prince George's County, Maryland, U.S.|
|Service type||Bus service|
|Operator||RATP Dev(since July 1, 2020)|
TheBus (stylized as THEBUS) is a bus transportation system serving Prince George's County, Maryland, providing Monday-Saturday service. There are 29 bus routes, with most operating between Washington Metro stations in the county, with two routes running to Upper Marlboro. The fare is $1.25, but seniors (age 60+), the disabled, one child under 5 years old, and students (between 2:00PM and 7:00PM) ride free. On October 13, 2008, TheBus began accepting payment using SmarTrip regional farecards. The County has contracted operations and maintenance of THE BUS system to RATP Dev.
The idea for Prince George's County establishing its own transit system was initially brought up by Prince George's County in 1986, as a way of providing better transportation access to the Upper Marlboro Courthouse and other important government offices, that were isolated from the many of the other areas of Prince George's County that were served by WMATA's Metrorail and Metrobus System. While WMATA itself could have easily have provided these areas of Prince George's County, it was not very cost effective for Prince George's County to allow WMATA to do so as WMATA would have charged Prince George's County for the costs of operating those particular bus routes. WMATA charges counties the costs of operating some routes, because as regional routes they were not profitable due to lower ridership. Therefore, Prince George's County decided it would be much cheaper for the county to operate their own transit system instead. Prince George's County learned watching Montgomery County's success of developing its own 'Ride On' transit system in March 1975, which also was being asked by WMATA to pay for their buses on routes in Montgomery County. Thus, Prince George's County's 'The Bus' system was created in January 1990.
The first two 'The Bus' routes that Prince George's County started off operating were routes 20 and 21. Route 20 would operate between the Addison Road Metro Station (WMATA's Blue Line's northern terminus in Prince George's County at the time, prior to the Largo Town Center extension in December 2004) and the Upper Marlboro Courthouse. Route 21, on the other hand, would operate between the New Carrollton Metro Station (WMATA's Orange Line's northern terminus in Prince George's County) and the Equestrian Center, also serving the Upper Marlboro Courthouse as well. After observing the success of these two Prince George's County bus routes, Prince George's County decided to expand its routes in April 1996 from two routes to six. The Bus system was able to increase the number of routes it operated around this time as WMATA's northern Green Line stations in Prince George's County, which notably were the West Hyattsville, Prince George's Plaza, College Park U of MD, and Greenbelt opened about three years earlier in December, 1993. Thus, there were even more residential areas around these stations to serve. These additional routes would serve areas somewhat already served by WMATA's Metrobus and Metrorail system but instead provide additional transportation service to residents and business living in those areas. Even more routes were added as several Metro Green Line stations opened in January, 2001, which notably were the Southern Avenue, Naylor Road, Suitland, and Branch Avenue Metro Stations. Then, eventually, in December, 2004, PG County's The Bus expanded once again when WMATA's new Blue Line stations, Morgan Boulevard and the Largo Town Center Metro Stations, opened.
Beginning on November 7, 2020, TheBus launched new Saturday service on routes 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 30, 32, 33, 35, and 36. All routes operate every 30-45 minutes between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
As of September 2020, the fleet consists of the following:
|Amount in service||Fuel Propulsion||Powertrain (Engine/Transmission)||Notes|
|2008-2012||35 ft (10.67 m)||63159-63170, 63188-63217, 62616, 62623-62628, 62633-62652|
|2011-2012||29 ft (8.839 m)||62617-62622, 62629-62632|
|2019||35 ft (10.67 m)||63011-63016|
E-Z Rider II BRT
Low Floor BRT
|2020||29 ft (8.839 m)||63017-63031|
|Year||Builder and model name||Numbers|
(engine and transmission)
|9485, 9493, 9497|
Orion V (05.501)
|1999||Thomas Built Buses|
|2000-01, 2004||Thomas Dennis|
|63004-63008, 63017-63031, 63076-63078|
|63009-63016, 63039-63056, 63100|
|53012, 53015-53016, ?|
All routes operate between Monday and Friday with select routes operating on Saturday. Service usually ends around 7:00 pm.
|Greenbelt Metrorail Station – Greenway Center||Greenbelt station|
|West Hyattsville Metrorail Station – Gwen Britt Senior Center||West Hyattsville station||Gwen Britt Senior Center|
|West Hyattsville Metrorail Station – County Service Building - Hamilton Street||Prince George's Plaza station||West Hyattsville station|
|Prince George's Plaza Metrorail Station – College Park Metrorail Station||Prince George's Plaza station||College Park–University of Maryland station|
|Greenbelt Metrorail Station – New Carrollton Metrorail Station||Greenbelt station||New Carrollton station|
|New Carrollton Metrorail Station – Greenbelt Station||New Carrollton station||Greenbelt station|
|College Park IKEA – Mount Rainier Terminal||IKEA (College Park, MD)||Mt. Rainer Terminal|
|Langley Park Transit Center – Addison Road MetroRail||Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center||Addison Road station|
|Addison Road Metrorail Station – County Courthouse||Addison Road station||County Courthouse|
|New Carrollton Metrorail Station – County Courthouse/Equestrian Center||New Carrollton station||County Courthouse|
|New Carrollton – Prince George's Community College – MVA||New Carrollton station||Motor Vechile Administration Largo|
|Morgan Boulevard Metrorail Station – Chatsfield Way||Morgan Boulevard station||Brightseat Road @ Evarts Street|
|Addison Road Metrorail Station – Sheriff Road||Cheverly station||Addison Road station|
|Capitol Heights – Morgan Boulevard Metrorail Station||Morgan Boulevard station||Capitol Heights station|
|Capitol Heights Metrorail Station – Highview Place||Capitol Heights station|
|Morgan Boulevard Metrorail Station – Largo Metrorail Station||Morgan Boulevard station||Largo Town Center station|
|Landover Metrorail Station – Kent Village||Landover station|
|Largo Metrorail Station – Woodmore Towne Center||Largo Town Center station|
|Branch Avenue Metrorail Station - Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital||Branch Avenue station||Southern Maryland Hospital|
|Clinton Fringe Parking Lot - Naylor Road Metrorail Station||Clinton Fringe Parking Lot||Naylor Road station|
|Padgett's Corner Shopping Center - Southern Avenue Metrorail Station||Southern Avenue station||Old Branch Avenue @ Allentown Way|
|Suitland Metrorail Station- Capital Crossing Apartments||Suitland station||Capital Crossing Apartments|
|Southern Avenue Metro Station – Camp Springs||Southern Avenue station||Padgetts Corner|
|Oxon Hill Park and Ride Lot - Ft. Washington Senior Residences||Oxon Hill Park & Ride||Ft. Washington Senior Residences|
|Clinton Fringe Park & Ride Lot - Mattawoman-Beantown Road Park & Ride||MTA Park & Ride Lot||Clinton Fringe Parking Lot|
|Camp Springs - Southern Avenue Metrorail Station||Camp Springs||Southern Avenue station|
|Equestrian Center – Courthouse - Chrysler Building||Equestrian Center|
|Equestrian Center – Courthouse – Marlboro Meadows||Equestrian Center||Marlboro Meadows||Introduced on August 24, 2020 to replace route 53.|
|Equestrian Center – Courthouse – Dille Drive||Equestrian Center||Correctional Center||Introduced on August 24, 2020 to replace route 53.|
These routes have been served by TheBus at one point but have since been discontinued due to either low ridership, simplification to other routes, or combined into another route.
|Route||Name||Terminals||Major streets||Notes and History|
|Greenbelt to Goddard Corporate Park||Greenbelt station||Goddard Corporate Park|
|Equestrian Center to Courthouse Shuttle|
|Villages of Marlborough - Marlboro Meadows||Village Drive West at Clairfield Lane||Clairfield Lane - Arrival|