OPEN HOUSES

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, an open house took place at the Executive Office Building. It was hosted by Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) in partnership with Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). Please find below document(s) related to this event:

Video shown at Open Houses:

PROJECT INFORMATION

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is planning to design and construct a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along Veirs Mill Road (MD 586). This is a commuter corridor, with the flow of traffic largely equal in the eastbound and westbound directions between two, large central business districts—Wheaton and Rockville. Smaller commercial districts exist at Randolph Road and just west of Twinbrook Parkway. Residential uses fill in much of the rest of the corridor. Service roads that provide access to residential properties exist along many sections of the roadway, consuming a significant part of the right-of-way.

The Veirs Mill Road corridor experiences some of the highest existing transit volumes in Montgomery County and for that reason has long been considered for bus enhancements.

BRT features and amenities include:

  • Frequent, reliable service
  • New, enhanced vehicles are equipped with WiFi and USB ports and accommodate bicycles onboard
  • New, comfortable stations provide weather protection, pre-payment stations, and real-time transit information (via message boards)
  • Community-friendly design provides enhanced pedestrian walkways, bike facilities and bikeshare stations
  • Level boarding allows for easy on, easy off
  • BRT often travels in dedicated lanes, bypassing traffic

Additional project information:

Other BRT routes currently being considered include:

  • MD 355 between Clarksburg and Bethesda
  • US 29 between Silver Spring and Burtonsville
  • The Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) from Metropolitan Grove MARC station to the Shady Grove Metrorail station (Phase 1)

RESOURCES

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.