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US 29 Project

This page contains an overview of the US 29 project, as well as important reference documents. It will also contain information related to its open houses. But other events of public outreach such as corridor advisory committee (CAC) meetings do not appear here.

About the Project

 

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is designing and constructing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along US 29 which to meet the needs of residents and businesses along this busy route.

BRT service will:

  • Use the existing bus-on-shoulder lanes on US 29 in the northern section of the corridor.
  • Operate in mixed traffic in the southern section of US 29 and along Lockwood Drive, Stewart Lane, Briggs Chaney Road, and Castle Boulevard.

Service plans currently being considered include:

  • Two route patterns in the peak period and one route pattern in the off-peak period.
  • Running every 7.5 minutes during the peak period and every 15 minutes during the off-peak.
  • The proposed span of service is 5am to midnight, 7 days/week.
  • Transit signal priority will be installed at up to 15 intersections along the corridor to provide traffic signal benefits to BRT vehicles where appropriate – to extend the green light duration when a BRT vehicle is approaching – to reduce travel time.

The service plan is preliminary and may be modified.

In addition to this website, MDOT's website also provides useful information about this project.

Note: map on left presents the potential BRT stations under study as of February 14, 2017.

Important Documents

Different events, such as open houses, corridor advisory committees, and other planning meetings, have taken place. They have resulted in the production of various documents. Nonetheless, the following documents constitute the most important ones:

Open Houses

Open houses constitute opportunities for residents to stop in, learn about this project, ask questions, and offer comments to our staff.

Three open houses will take place at the two locations and dates shown below. Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be conducting them.

  • Tuesday, March 7 th 2017
  • 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Silver Spring Civic Center, Great Hall
  • 1 Veterans Place
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910
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  • Monday, March 13 th 2017
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Montgomery Blair High School, cafeteria
  • 51 University Boulevard East
  • Silver Spring, MD 20901
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  • Wednesday, March 15 th 2017
  • 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • White Oak Community Center, Social Hall
  • 1700 April Lane
  • Silver Spring, MD 20904

Please find below document(s) related to the three events shown above:

Your Input is Important to Us!

If you have any questions about the coming open houses or you want to share your comments about the US29 project, please contact us at the following address: rapid.transit@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

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