The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has released a Request for Information (RFI) to gather knowledge in best practices, emerging technologies and innovative opportunities for implementing a cost-effective Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service along MD 355 from Bethesda to Clarksburg.
FLASH, the BRT system in development in Montgomery County, will greatly increase high-quality transit service to the County’s most densely developed corridors and areas of planned growth.…
Comments Off on The Planning Dept. Staff’s Take on Route 355 BRT
The Planning Department staff has submitted their thoughts on Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355. Below are the highlights. (If you need to get caught up with what’s going on with BRT on Route 355, read our blog on the topic.)
1. Advance Alternative B, Median Transitway, as the preferred alternative and seek to increase the use of two-lane median transitways, especially south of Shady Grove Metrorail Station.…
Comments Off on Check out the Route 355 BRT Presentation
Couldn’t make it to one of the open houses? Click these links to learn all about the Route 355 Bus Rapid Transit Route — station options, cost, benefits, numbers of riders, options. This is a large, important transit project for the White Flint/Pike District area, and you should know more about it.…
Comments Off on Learn about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) tonight and tomorrow night
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is studying options for a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service along MD 355 called FLASH.
MCDOT invites you to a public Open House to learn more about
FLASH on MD 355 and to see the results of the extensive evaluation and
preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits,
impacts, and estimated costs.…
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Corey Pitts of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) gave a succinct and informative presentation about Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355 at last week’s community meeting. We’re happy that we can share the slides from that presentation with you today. (Click on a slide to enlarge it.)…
Comments Off on BRT on Route 355 — Alternative Routes and Stops
You’ve been hearing about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for years and wonder when the heck it will happen. No worries: the folks at MCDOT have been busy working on this large project. Below you’ll see some select boards from their recent Route 355 open house that contain lots of information on alternative routes, headways, and stations.…
Curious about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Route 355? Then attend one of the upcoming Route 355 BRT Open Houses to learn more about BRT and the project, including where and how the system could operate, potential station locations, and service options. The closest one to the White Flint area is in Bethesda on February 1.Details
Date: February 1
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Date: Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Cafeteria , 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda
Comments Off on County Council Votes ‘Yes’ on Route 29 BRT
As reported on WTOP, a County Council committee has approved $7.5 million in design funding for the Route 29 BRT as well as funding to continue work on the Route 355 BRT. The Route 29 BRT should begin operations in 2020.
The current plan, which is set to put 14 buses on the road in Montgomery County by late 2019, would see the express buses run on the shoulders of Route 29 between the Burtonsville Park and Ride and Industrial Drive and in regular traffic between and downtown Silver Spring.
Comments Off on Check out the BRT and White Flint 2 presentations from our community meeting
Here is the presentation that Nkosi Yearwood made at our April 4th Community Meeting updating everyone on the status of and changes made so far on the White Flint 2 plan. (Click on the image below to view his presentation.)
And here is the presentation that Darcy Buckley of MCDOT made concerning Bus Rapid Transit or BRT.…
Comments Off on Takeaways from the MD 355 BRT Open Houses
If you weren’t one of the hundred or so folks who attended one of the recent MD 355 BRT Open Houses, here’s what you missed. (You can view their presentation here… and I urge you to do so. It discusses in detail what I’ve summarized here, and their boards are higher-resolution and easier to enlarge than what you’ll find in this blog.)
Purpose: to present the MD 355 BRT Conceptual Alternatives and review the results of the Preliminary Analysis.…