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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, October 28, 2009

White Oak Transit and Pedestrian Improvements

The Division of Transportation Engineering recently started construction on customer service enhancements to help meet the increasing transit needs of White Oak Ride On and Metrobus riders. Since 2003, with the consolidation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in White Oak, almost 4,600 employees have relocated to the campus. By 2013, this number will double. More than 1,200 daily passengers currently use the White Oak bus stops.

The transit upgrades include six new bus shelters on Lockwood Drive at the White Oak Shopping Center. Passenger waiting areas will include benches, low-level lighting, trash cans, streetlights, pedestrian crossings and landscaping. Additional work will include reconstruction of curbs and sidewalks on both sides of Lockwood and installation of traffic calming devices, including two additional concrete medians.

The cost of these improvements is about $1.6 million. The project is expected to be completed by next spring. For more information, visit the County’s website.
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