The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is set to examine mass transit options for connecting Charles County with the Washington Metro area. As reported by the Southern Maryland News Online,
The Southern Maryland Rapid Transit Study is the latest survey to look into bringing rapid transit service to the county. Its chief objective is to determine whether a future transit system will come in the form of light rail or bus rapid transit.
A 2010 study resulted in the selection of an 18.7-mile-long alignment that will stretch from White Plains to the Branch Avenue Metro station in Marlow Heights.
Nearly 6 miles of the alignment rests in Charles County. From White Plains, the route runs parallel to Old Washington Road through Waldorf, before breaking off to the north and following Route 5 up through Prince George’s County to the metro station.
MTA anticipates completing the study in fall 2015.