The Planning Department also focuses heavily on transportation. This involves the City's extensive trail system, multi-modal access and complete streets, and public transit.
Regional networks such as the Metrobus, Metrorail, and Prince George's County The Bus, service all different parts of Bowie and can be used for commuting into Washington D.C. or Baltimore. The Senior Center runs a shuttle between several age-restricted communities and specific shopping centers. Limited rides for medical appointments may be available. Find more information here.
Listed below are commuting options to get from Bowie into Washington, D.C.:
- Metrobus to Metrorail - The closest Metro rail stop is New Carrollton. Buses to New Carrollton stop in different areas of, and there is a park and ride lot on Northview Drive.
- Vanpools - Vanpools run from all over the Bowie / Crofton area to downtown. They are run by various private companies. Visit the Commuter Connections website for more information on this and coordinated carpools.
- MARC Trains provide commuter service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and are operated by the Maryland Transit Authority. There is a stop, with parking, at Bowie State University for commuters.
WMATA's Better Bus Network
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has started the Better Bus Network initiative to rethink, redesign, and revitalize bus service to better serve the needs of customers in the region. This initiative will also coordinate service with priority investments, like bus lanes and transit signal priority across the region. In the redesigned network, the plan will continue to feature Bowie’s existing low frequency routes but will also create additional links to the existing network, including potential transit connections to Greenbelt and Laurel. This work will allow for public and stakeholder engagement before finalizing the network, and sending to the WMATA Board for approval. For more information, visit WMATA's project page or contact the City’s Transportation Specialist, Ridwan Coker, via email or at 301-809-3053.
Prince George's County Transit Vision Plan
The County has developed a new vision plan to improve upon the previous 2018 transit and mobility plan. This plan ensures sufficient growth and long-term sustainability that will improve livability for residents, employees, and visitors. For more information visit the County's Transit Vision Plan page.
Bowie Senior Center provides transportation for Bowie senior residents and adult individuals with disabilities (within the city limits of Bowie). This service is for medical appointments, shopping, Senior Center activities, senior clubs, and other trips on a priority basis.
Call 301-809-2324 or visit the Transportation for Seniors webpage.