With a grant from the MWCOG Transportation Planning Board Transportation/ Land Use Connections Program, MCDOT developed station prototypes to support current planning efforts for the proposed Bus Rapid Transit corridors in Montgomery County.

To guide the development of the Prototype Design, MCDOT established the following design goals:

  1. Easy to Find and Use
  2. Accessible
  3. Safe and Comfortable
  4. Adaptable and Context Sensitive
  5. Maintainable
  6. A Good Life-Cycle Investment

The BRT Station Prototype Design:

  • Is adaptable for right-side curb drop off, and center median stops.
  • Is comprised of interchangeable components to respond to potential ranges of ridership on each corridor, and during peak/non peak hours.
  • Is flexible enough to apply to all BRT corridors, with adjustable design components addressing existing land uses, ridership projections, BRT bus fleet, Ride On and WMATA bus fleet, ADA accessibility, vehicle capacity, wayfinding, and branding.
  • Includes station amenities such as: canopy/wind screen weather protection, seating, lighting, fare payment, dynamic and static information displays, landscaping/hardscaping, and bike accommodations.
  • Identifies opportunities for green infrastructure and sustainability strategies.
  • Identifies opportunities for the incorporation of public art.
  • Is sensitive to cost, schedule and production.
  • May be transferable to other jurisdictions/partners of Montgomery County.

STATION ARCHITECTURE COMPONENTS

PARK & RIDE / HIGHEST CAPACITY; US 29 – BURTONSVILLE PARK & RIDE

PROTOTYPE STATION ELEVATION (TYPE 5 EXAMPLE)

Click here to review the complete BRT Station Prototype Design Report.

RELIABLE Frequent service, dedicated lanes, and green light priority signaling keep BRT vehicles moving.

EFFICIENT One BRT vehicle can take up to 90 cars off the road, making our transportation network more efficient and your commute easier.

CLEAN BRT reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions, making our air cleaner.

COMFORTABLE New BRT stations will feature real-time travel info and provide a place for you to wait comfortably and pay your fare before boarding.

COST-EFFECTIVE You can save money by riding BRT instead of driving a car.