The Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session begins January 9, 2008
and runs through April 7th.
Temporary employees of the General
Assembly and individuals attending hearings or visiting their representative are
encouraged to park at the Navy-Marine Corps stadium and take Annapolis Transit's
free State Shuttle.
The State Shuttle makes a constant loop between
the stadium and the legislative buildings. During peak hours, the shuttle leaves
the stadium every five minutes and every fifteen during other
The State Shuttle operates 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through
Fridays. During Legislative Session, shuttle hours are extended until 10:30 p.m.
A second shuttle, which runs from the stadium, is
Annapolis Transit's Navy Blue Shuttle. Navy Blue leaves every half hour and goes
downtown Historic Annapolis and Inner West Street. If looking for the State
Shuttle, specifically, look for signage on the bus or confirm with the driver
which route you're boarding.
Visit www.annapolis.gov/transport and
click on Annapolis Transit Shuttle Map & Free Fare Zone on the Navigational
bar, to see the State Shuttle map.
There are 2 schools of thought on this.
The "yes" school.
We have to face the reality that we are a capital city, and a tourist city. People want to come here for many reasons, and they have to park somewhere. The stadium makes sense, because the space is already there and it keeps cars out of downtown. Plus, if they are parked in the stadium, they are not parked in my front yard.
The "no" school.*
(*I have heard people say that using the stadium in this manner is illegal, but I don't know why this is the case, so it just gets an asterisk.)
The city always dumps all of its parking needs on Ward 2. What about shuttling people from the mall, or from school parking lots? Our quality of life is an afterthought to the city--they only care about their precious downtown.