Friday, July 30, 2010
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation recently completed construction of a series of customer service enhancements for Ride On and Metrobus riders in White Oak. The upgrades will help meet the transit needs of White Oak’s more than 1,200 daily passengers, which is expected to double by 2013.
The transit upgrades include six new bus shelters on Lockwood Drive at the White Oak Shopping Center. Passenger waiting areas now have benches, low-level lighting, trash cans, streetlights, pedestrian crossings, and landscaping. Additionally, curbs and sidewalks on both sides of Lockwood were reconstructed and traffic calming devices installed, including two additional concrete medians.
The cost of these improvements was $1.6 million. Since 2003, with the consolidation of U.S. Food and Drug Administration in White Oak, almost 4,600 employees have relocated to the campus.
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