GETTING STARTED

ON FORT MEADE

Fort Meade is virtually a city in itself. It consists of 5,067 acres with 65.5 miles of paved roads, 3.3 miles of secondary roads and about 1,300 buildings. There is a new post exchange mall, bank, credit union and post office, as well as three chapels, seven schools and many other facilities. Whatever your interests—crafts, sports, movies—all are available on Fort Meade.

Directions to Fort Meade

From Annapolis: Take U.S. Route 50/301 West to Interstate 97 North toward Baltimore. Take Md. State Route 32 West toward Odenton/Fort Meade. Take Md. State Route 175 West, Annapolis Road. Follow the signs to the Reece Road main gate. Be prepared to present identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

From Baltimore: Take Interstate 95 or I-295 South toward Washington, D.C. to Md. State Route 175 East. Follow 175 until it turns into Annapolis Road. Follow the signs to the Reece Road main gate. Be prepared to present identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance at the gate.

From Washington, D.C.: Take I-95 or I-295 North toward Baltimore to Md. State Route 175 East. Follow 175 until it turns into Annapolis Road. Follow the signs to the Reece Road main gate. Be prepared to present identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance at the gate.

How Do I Get Around?

Over the past few years, Fort Meade and partner units have worked with federal, state and local officials to establish partnerships and work together to develop transportation options for workers and residents at Fort Meade.

Today, Fort Meade commuters from Maryland and Virginia can take advantage of peak-hour MARC Train Service, car and van pools, post and regional shuttle bus services, and subscription bus services. These services, combined with other programs, such as Maryland’s Guaranteed Ride Home program and the National Capital Region Mass Transportation Benefit Program, are designed to help commuters better access mass transportation options and decrease traffic congestion by finding ways to help take cars off roadways. For more information about commuter options for getting to and from Fort Meade, visit the Fort Meade public website/Transportation Demand Management at www.ftmeade. army.mil.

Commuting to Fort Meade

Consider shared riding? Learn about mass transportation options though the link below and find information about bus and transportation options and schedules, including the Odenton MARC Train schedule, Intercounty Connector, and the M Route shuttle. For more information, visit www.ftmeade.army.mil/transportation/index.html.

Train Stations and Airports

Amtrak: The closest station to Fort Meade is the BWI Airport Rail Station. For more information, visit www.amtrak.com.

MARC Train (Mass Transit): Visitors can travel to and from Baltimore or Washington, D.C. by using the MARC Train, a local commuter system available Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to midnight. The nearest MARC stations to Fort Meade are the BWI Rail Station, the Odenton Station and Savage Station. For more information, visit www.mtamaryland.com.

Airport: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is located in Anne Arundel County approximately 10 miles from post, and is the closest airport to Fort Meade. Other airports in the area include Dulles International Airport (Northern Virginia) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Washington, D.C.).

There is also a Fort Meade shuttle bus service for service members. For information regarding the shuttle schedule and stops, visit www.ftmeade.army.mil/community/resources/transportation/DINFOSShuttle.

Regional Transit

The Central Maryland Regional Transit (CMRT) manages public transit services in Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties and the city of Laurel. CMRT provides a free one-call/one-click transportation information clearinghouse for the Baltimore-Washington region. Through the Transportation Resource Information Point (TRIP) you can find all public transportation schedules and fare information for the Baltimore metropolitan region. Call 1-877-331-TRIP (8747) for assistance.