Mark E. Fossett, Chair

Appointed by President, AFSCME Local 2250: Shirley Kirkland

Appointed by President, AFSCME Local 2467: one vacancy

Appointed by President, local union representing Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus drivers: Timothy Brown

Ex officio: Mark E. Fossett, designee of Chief Executive Officer, Prince George's County Public Schools; D'Andrea Lancelin Walker, designee of Director, Prince George's County Department of Public Works & Transportation; Ginger M. Archibald, designee of General Manager & Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Staff: Mark E. Fossett

c/o Prince George's County Public Schools
Sasscer Administration Building, 14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 952-6564

Report to Prince George's County legislative delegations due Aug. 31, 2017 (Chapter 336, Acts of 2017).

In June 2017, the Work Group on Transportation for Middle and High School Students in Prince George's County formed (Chapter 336, Acts of 2017).

The Work Group is to pinpoint where Prince George's County public school locations and bus routes intersect with or overlap bus routes of the County's Department of Public Works and Transportation, and those of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Further, the Work Group is to identify what software systems are used by those entities to operate and monitor their bus systems. To improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of transporting students, the Work Group will estimate any savings to the school system by transporting them in buses operated either by the Department of Public Works and Transportation, or by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Also, the Work Group will consider the feasibility and cost of a system using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to notify parents of bus arrivals and delays. The Work Group will identify a range of options for transporting students and evaluate the cost of each option.

Authorization for the Work Group ends June 30, 2018.

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