Connections & Accessibility

Connections & Accessibility

Bikes- two major pedestrian paths cross the Route 1 Ride service area: Paint Branch Pedestrian Trail, which crosses underneath Route 1 just adjacent to the University of Maryland Campus.  This trail extends north and connects with Cherry Hill Road and runs south to Paint Branch Parkway adjacent to Rhode Island Avenue.  The Route 1 Ride bus stops closest to this trail include Lakeland Road-Paint Branch Trail-The Varsity, University of Maryland, and Paint Branch ParkwayAnacostia NW Branch Trail crosses Route 1 adjacent to Charles Armentrout Drive in Hyattsville.  This trail goes from Colmar Manor through West Hyattsville and connects with the Sligo Creek Trail that extends all the way to Wheaton.  The closest Route 1 Ride bus stop is Anacostia NW Branch Trail which is a few blocks south of downtown Hyattsville.


Parking- parking your vehicle and taking the Route 1 Ride bus to avoid traffic and areas with limited parking is a smart move.  There are several public parking areas with plenty of parking spaces along the Route 1 Corridor that can make getting to your destination easier.  The following public parking locations are within easy walking distance of the Route 1 Ride Bus:

  • Knox Road and Yale Avenue, College Park
  • College Park Metro Station at River Road and Paint Branch Parkway
  • University Town Center at Toledo Road and America Blvd., Hyattsville
  • Riverdale Park MARC Station at Queensbury Road and Rhode Island Avenue
  • Prince George’s Plaza Metro Station at Belcrest Road, Hyattsville
  • County Municipal Center at Rhode Island Avenue and 43rd Avenue, Hyattsville


Other Transit- The Route 1 Ride connects with several other public, quasi-public, and university transit systems.  Below is a list of connections that can take Route 1 Ride passengers points north, south, east, and west to their continued or final destination:

  • Metzerott/Greenbelt Road and Rhode Island Avenue, College Park:  WMATA 83, C2 and R3; UMD 130
  • College Park Metro Station:  WMATA 83, 86, C8, F6, J4, R11, R12; TheBus 14; CMRT G, H; UMD 104
  • Queensbury Road and 44th Place, Riverdale Park:  WMATA F4; TheBus 14
  • Rhode Island Avenue and 38th Avenue, Brentwood:  WMATA 86; TheBus 18
  • Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street, Mount Rainier: WMATA 81, 82, 83, 86, B2, F2, TheBus 12


Accessibility-  The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works TheBus system provides many forms of access to seniors and disabled persons.  Seniors (60+) and disabled persons can ride the Route 1 Ride and any other county bus for free during normal operating hours from 6 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday.  One form of proper identification is required.  In addition, disabled customers with MetroAccess ID may bring one companion with them on TheBus at no extra charge.

Seniors and disabled persons that require the use of a wheelchair lift or escort have several options for transportation including “Call-A-Bus”, Senior Transportation Services (STS), and “Call-A-Cab”.  Please contact the Department of Transportation and Public Services for more information at 301-883-5600.

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