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Does Carrol County/Westminster, MD really have NO public transport link to the outside world?
I know it has a bit within the county, to nearby wal-marts and whatever, but it appears to have no transport that makes links with commuter rail, metro, intercity bus, or anything else whatsoever! Is this really true, and do you really need to get to Frederick or Baltimore under your own steam before reaching any transport to take you elsewhere?
- 1 decade agoFavourite answer
Westminster is within the country, but it is an establish town that isn't just your run of the mill two stop lights and a bunch of farmlands town. It has a mall, it has restaurants, grocery stores, Target etc. All of the amenities that you would find in a closer suburban area you will find within Westminster. It's just a matter using the internet to find where the stores are located, or that old fashioned thing they call a phone book ;).
There really is no form of public transportation that will get you there or anywhere else in Carrol County unless you take a cab. The closet form of public transit to Carrol County is the Owings Mills metro subway station which is right off of I-795 in Baltimore county.
And make no mistake, Carrol County is considered a part of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. But if you want to get there and if you want to live there, you have to drive, that probably won't change anytime soon. I think too that the people who live out there generally like it that way, they can have their small town environment out in the country-side, but also be no more then about 20-35 miles away from Baltimore beltway and access their way into downtown to go to work, or have their fun and then leave.
As for public transportation. Well put it this way, the most populated area of Maryland is between Baltimore city, Baltimore County, Howard County, Ann Arundel County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County. So the bulk of public transportation in Maryland lies within Baltimore and also between Baltimore and DC, not so ironically. Carrol County is north of all of that. So you do have to get to Baltimore under your own power first, depending on where you are coming from.
If you live in Carrol county and want to get into Westminster, well gee, that's still Carrol County. As such it looks like your best and only option is to look for a cab service and fork up the money to have someone drive you to where you want to go and then pick you back up.
- shoredude2Lv 71 decade ago
A good number of counties in the US have no public transit.
Public transit is expensive. If there aren't enough people who would use it, it doesn't make financial sense to offer it.
- 1 decade ago
Nope. No cabs, as far as I'm aware. It's insane-but really, not many people live in Carroll County! lol.