Where We Are Now
Montgomery County is currently doing studies for the first three BRT routes: MD355, Veirs Mill Rd, and RT.29.
County Executive Ike Leggett has committed funds to continue studying BRT on MD355 and to develop a BRT system on RT.29. He also called on Maryland to appropriate $1.8 million for WMATA express bus service along Veirs Mill Rd. In April, Montgomery County Department of Transporation released a plan for a BRT on RT.29 and applied for a $33.6 million TIGER grant. Additionally, the Council recently approved $5 million for a design study for the MD355 line, and a $6.5 million design study for the RT.29 route.
Please email our Montgomery County organizer, Pete, if you’d like to get involved. And stay tuned for more chances to share your opinions!
We’ve sent these email action alerts to our subscribers about Montgomery County BRT. They’re an excellent way to get up-to-speed on the issue quickly!
Here are some additional great resources to learn more about our work for BRT in Montgomery County:
- Montgomery says it can’t build BRT, but there’s money for new roads (February 2, 2016 – Greater Greater Washington)
- Press release: CSG supports rapid transit funding in CIP (January 21, 2016)
- Report: Best Practices in Rapid Transit System Design (August 2015)
- Montgomery County’s Rapid Transit System official page
- Montgomery County RTS details at Communities for Transit