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This page provides a list of transportation options to help you navigate Chestertown and beyond. More information is available at our Transportation Services page.
Safe Ride is a student-run program under the Student Government Association (SGA) that provides free, safe transportation to Washington College students on campus and throughout Chestertown.
The Safe Ride program at Washington College is a free and relatively confidential service for students run by your fellow peers. Every night Safe Ride provides students with a safe alternative way to get back to campus without having to walk or drive themselves. Safe Ride protects Washington College students from potential physical or verbal harassment from non-students. The program has also shown a reduction in the complaints from the town, since students are no longer trespassing on private property as they travel through Chestertown. This program has facilitated a more cordial relationship between the college and the town as it continues to grow.
The SGA's Bike Share program gives students FREE access to bicycles while the school year is in session. The program is currently undergoing an overhaul, but you can contact the Secretary of the Environment, Alexa Venturato, at Aventurato2@washcoll.edu to reserve a bike or ask more about the program.
The Eastern Shore of Maryland has a small-scale public transportation system, called MUST (Maryland Upper Shore Transit). MUST operates a small number of shuttles which run in multiple routes with several transfer stops. This means you could get on in Chestertown and depending on where you wish to go you would transfer to another bus; get off at the appropriate stop to pick up the next shuttle that goes to your destination. The cost for a one-way trip is $3.00 no matter how many transfers you make. The shuttle travels between 4 counties on the Eastern Shore and Annapolis. This service is only available on weekdays. Contact our office for a listing of times and stops.
Perhaps you would like to travel to New York City for a Saturday or for a weekend; if so, there is an inexpensive option called Boltbus. It runs from either the Baltimore Metro station or a Washington D.C. Metro station to New York. The cost of the trip varies but typically is reasonably inexpensive - usually under $20 for a one way ticket. You would have to get a ride to the Metro Station at New Carrollton and take the Metro to the station for the bus departure. The web site for Boltbus is http://www.boltbus.com.
Yet another option if you wish to go to Philadelphia on a Friday would require again a ride to a station in Delaware to catch the local transit to Wilmington, DE and then take the local train to Philadelphia. There is a bus stop that runs to Washington D.C. from Kent Island (about 40 minutes from the College). This would require that you have someone drive you to the station. It is in Stevensville, MD. This bus line runs Monday-Friday in the early morning.
Transportation Services maintains a list of local drivers and transportation companies available for hire.
Many Washington College students choose to bring their cars with them to college. So, if you need to get somewhere, or you’d like to plan an outing, check with your friends.
There are several car rental facilities in and around Chestertown.