Calvert County commuters will get a welcome gift this holiday season when the new Dunkirk Park and Ride commuter lot opens Dec. 22, 2014.

With 500 parking spaces, the new lot provides double the amount of available parking spaces currently offered to commuters who board buses in Dunkirk. The new facility is located at 10839 Town Center Blvd., behind the Dunkirk Medical Center.

In addition to extra parking spaces, commuters will now have extensive lighting, two designated shelters and landscaping.

Effective Dec. 22, there will be no bus service to the lot off of Ferry Landing Road.

For more information about the new Dunkirk Park and Ride, visit the Maryland Transit Administration project page at For a complete listing of commuter bus schedules and fares, please visit Find Calvert County Government on Facebook.