Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Leggett Objects to MTA Proposal to Eliminate Three ICC Commuter Bus Routes; MTA to Hold Public Hearings in June

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett opposes the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) proposal to eliminate three commuter bus routes along the Inter County Connector (ICC) that serve Walter Reed-Bethesda, the Shady Grove Red Line Metro Station and other stops.

In his letter, Leggett notes that this commuter bus service is part of a comprehensive traffic strategy developed by the Maryland and Montgomery County departments of Transportation in collaboration with the Navy, the National Institutes of Health and the local community to mitigate the effects of BRAC (the Base Realignment and Closure Act) in Bethesda. BRAC has increased staff at Walter Reed-Bethesda by about 45 percent.

MTA will hold public hearings June 4 through 6 on its proposed elimination of three commuter bus routes along the InterCounty Connector.

The affected routes are:
  • Route 202: Weekday peak service between Gaithersburg and DOD/Fort Meade 
  • Route 203: Weekday peak service between Columbia and Bethesda 
  • Route 204: Weekday peak service between College Park and Germantown 
For more information about the dates, times and locations of the public hearings, visit MTA’s website.