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Hagerstown briefs

November 15, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

City considers new plan for buses



A new county commuter service plan for the City of Hagerstown would call for buses to stop at all downtown street corners except Public Square.

So-called "Plan B" diverts some routes from Public Square as a new transfer point is established. The Washington County Division of Public Works also opted not to install shelters after funding for the project wasn't made available.

The plan, which needs approval from the Washington County Commissioners and Maryland Transit Authority, went before the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday for comments.

The council asked county staff to reconsider aspects of the plan, telling them to consider seniors who commute, safe transfer point locations, various pickup points and the revenue generated from the second busiest bus stop.

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Plan B attempted to address concerns about the bus and people congestion on the square.

The council members asked to see the findings of an origins and destinations study in the works.




City Light building might get antenna



The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday showed favor to a proposal that would allow Loyola Spatial Systems to install an antenna on the City Light building.

That antenna would receive satellite information from the global positioning system technology used in construction stakeout and field surveys by the city staff. There is no cost for the installation.

An agreement will go before the city council Nov. 28 for approval.

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