Sunday, April 17, 2016

MDOT and MCDOT to Hold MD355 Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Planning Study Open Houses


The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), invites the public to attend two open houses to learn more about and provide input on plans to develop Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along a portion of the MD 355 corridor from Bethesda to Clarksburg. At the open houses, residents will have the opportunity to meet the project team and get more information about: 
  • How BRT works, what it looks like and other details about operations; 
  • The study process and schedule; 
  • Existing conditions in the study area; and  
  • A draft preliminary purpose and need statement for the project. 

 The first Open House is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bethesda–Chevy Chase High School Cafeteria, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda. 

The second Open House will be held Tuesday, May 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Gaithersburg High School Cafeteria, 101 Education Boulevard, Gaithersburg. 

The same information will be presented at each meeting and attendees are encouraged to stop by anytime during the open houses. 

Project information is also available online or by phone by calling the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Office of Customer and Community Relations at 410-767-3999, toll-free at 866-743-3682 or TTY 410-539-3497. 

MTA encourages residents to submit questions or comments by email or by mail to Maryland Transit Administration, 6 St. Paul Street, Suite 902, Baltimore, MD 21202.