Annapolis Transit game to celebrate millionth fare of year
With a nod to Regis Philbin's popular quiz show, Annapolis Transit is playing its game: "Who Wants To Be a Millionth Fare?"
The city Department of Transportation is expecting its millionth rider to board in the middle of this month - about two weeks before the end of the fiscal year used for statistical tallies. More than a milestone, it is a record.
In the past fiscal year, ridership was about 935,000 - well above the 840,000 of two years ago.
The department's director, Danielle Matland, said in an announcement that increasing ridership shows people have "more confidence in us by choosing our services."
"More riders benefit all Annapolitans by decreasing traffic and parking pressures, cutting down on air pollution, and by saving customers lots of money by reducing their dependence on the automobile," Matland said.
The city is preparing a celebration and prizes for the customer who steps on an Annapolis bus or trolley with the designation as the millionth fare, as well as prizes for the winner's fellow passengers.
Workshop about Internet for businesses is offered
A "Using the Internet for Business" workshop will be offered June 13 in Annapolis by the local chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
The introductory course includes the history of the Internet, business applications, Internet tools and demonstrations.
The workshop will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Heritage Office Complex, Chesapeake Room, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis.
Cost is $35. Information and registration: 410-266-9553.
ABS executive: Sam Burtnick of Davidsonville has been named vice president of Action Business Systems' Washington operations. He has worked for 25 years in the area's office equipment industry.
Joining company: Design engineers Jessica L. Kadi and James A. Tomlinson have joined McCrone Inc., an Annapolis-based engineering, land planning and surveying firm. Both are involved in design of civil site development projects in Anne Arundel County.