New name, same great mission: Central Maryland Regional Transit to become Center for Mobility Equity
Laurel, MD (February 14, 2017): Central Maryland Regional Transit (CMRT) is pleased to announce that we will become the Center for Mobility Equity.
The new name is inspired by an evolution of our organization’s services from transit operations to mobility management services. CMRT operated transit services in Howard and Anne Arundel counties, and the City of Laurel from 1987 to 2014, and began its Mobility Management program in support of its mission in 2009. CMRT’s Mobility Management efforts focus on providing Travel Training to riders and human services professionals, as well as TRIP: a one-call, one-click resource that provides trip planning information and assistance to transit-dependent populations. In 2014, transit operations were migrated from CMRT to the Regional Transportation Agency as CMRT began its shift to serving transit-riders within Central Maryland through its Mobility Management programs.
In order to more accurately reflect what we do, who we serve, and our vision for equitable transit solutions, the staff and the Board of Directors are pleased to have chosen Center for Mobility Equity as our new name. We believe that it properly reflects our commitment to making sure all riders have the knowledge and the confidence to participate in educational and employment opportunities, live rich social lives, and thrive in their communities, whether urban or rural. Over the upcoming months, we will unveil new branding and a new website that will enhance our ability to assist transit riders in the state and region.
Alongside the launch of our new information, we are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting contest to help us in our efforts. An organization with a meaningful mission needs an equally powerful logo, and the Center for Mobility Equity is looking to our community for help. The Center for Mobility Equity will be releasing contest guidelines in late February that ask community members, artists, students, and transit riders to help guide our logo design and selection through our rebranding process.
Please visit www.mdtrip.org or call 1-877-331-TRIP to learn more about the TRIP resource and Travel Training opportunities.
The Center for Mobility Equity is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services or programs on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Furthermore, the same assurances apply to discrimination based upon, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or mental or physical status.