Where We Are Now
Montgomery County is currently doing studies for the first three BRT routes: MD355, Veirs Mill Rd, and US29. This is the first step to making them a reality. On March 2nd County Executive Ike Leggett announced that he was committing more funds to continue studying BRT on MD355 and to develop a BRT system on RT.29 with service projected to begin in four years. He also called on Maryland State to appropriate $1.8 million for WMATA express bus service along Veirs Mill Rd. In April, MCDOT released a plan for a BRT on US29 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 US29 route.
Want to get involved right now? Here are some great ways!
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