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The County’s long-term, comprehensive transportation plan will significantly increase spending on new roads, transit, hiker-biker trails, and pedestrian safety.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

MCDOT Releases Bus Rapid Transit Study

Last year, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) began a study to identify key County transportation corridors in the county that could accommodate bus rapid transit ( BRT ) service. BRT is a provides a more predictable and streamlined bus service similar to light rail but at a lower cost.

The study recommends developing bus rapid transit along 16 corridors, totaling 150 miles. Passengers would pay their fares in advance and enter low floor buses directly through multiple doors—no steps or lifts. Buses would arrive at stations every 10 minutes or less, preferably operating in the median of major roads, such as Veirs Mill Road, Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road .

The next steps will be further discussions with neighboring agencies, jurisdictions and the general public to drive policy and investment decisions.

For a copy of the bus rapid transit study, visit MCDOT’s website.

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