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Delmarva Community Transit Adds Three Bus Shelters in Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- In a 10-week span of time, three bus shelters are scheduled to be installed by Delmarva Community Transit.  The goal is to keep customers out of the wind and rain while waiting for the bus in Cambridge's busiest stops.

One of the shelters would go downtown on Race Street, another on Greenwood Avenue, and a third on Glasgow Street, but that location is the source of a hurdle for the company.  The Glasgow Street location is in Cambridge's Historic District, which means a permit to build a shelter in that location has to go through the Historic Commission.

Some local business owners think the design of the shelter needs to blend in with that part of town and it's history.

"It would be nice if we could avoid one of the big boxy glass and brass things." said Morgan Mann, owner of nearby Vintage and Vogue.  She does think there is a need for the shelter though.

"I think at first blush it's a wonderful idea, since it would provide an easier way for people to get downtown since we're not out on 50 or the beaten path." said Mann.

Jerome Stanley, who is leading the project for Delmarva Community Transit, says he believes the design would work in that part of town.

"This is really a nice looking shelter.  In fact I think it would fit the downtown image very well." said Stanley.

The shelter is a three sided design, with graffiti resistant materials, and Plexiglas walls.  He says the dimensions are 5-feet by 8-feet, making it a fairly small shelter.

He says the order for the shelters was placed Monday, so in 10 weeks time, the shelters should be appearing across town.

Money for the shelters came from the Maryland Transit Authority and the Federal Transit Administration as part of a $30,000 grant.

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