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Maryland 355 Project

This page contains an overview of the Maryland 355 (MD 355) project, as well as important reference documents. It also contains information related to its  open houses. But other events of public outreach such as corridor advisory committee ( CAC) meetings do not appear here.

At the end of this page, we invite the public to review the information presented here, especially the information corresponding to the last open house, and submit comment using the form below. Community input is vitally important to the MD 355 project and your interest and participation are greatly appreciated.

About the Project

 

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), in partnership with Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), is planning the implementation of bus rapid transit (BRT) on Maryland 355 (MD 355). This project is part of the Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan. It spans from Clarksburg to Bethesda. Most of its alignment goes along MD 355 (North Frederick Road, Rockville Pike, and Wisconsin Ave). MD 355 is an activity center corridor planned for high level of development.

In addition to this website, MDOT's website also provides useful information about this project.

This project is divided into two sections: north and south. The former falls north of Rockville Metro station. It is characterized by hearvy congestion and high transit ridership. It has several major existing and planned activity nodes, including Gaithersburg and Rockville.

The later falls south of Rockville Metro station. It is characterized by very heavy congestion and high transit ridership potential. Trips on this section are shorter and they represent a wide variety of travel purposes (shopping and recreation, in addition to commuting). This section has several planned or existing activity nodes, including Rockville, Twinbrook, White Flit, National Institutes of Health/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Bethesda's central business district.

Note: map at left presents the latest potential BRT stations under study as of April, 2016.

Important Documents

Open Houses

Open houses constitute opportunities for residents to stop in, learn about this project, ask questions, and offer comments to our staff. Below are the open houses (grouped by so-called "rounds") that have taken place or are about to take place. They are organized from most recent to oldest events.

2 nd Round

In February 2017, two open houses took place. One was on February 7 th at Montogmery College Germantown Campus, and the other one was on February 8 th at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. They were conducted by Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), in partnership with Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). The following materials were presented prior or during the events:

 

1 st Round

In spring of 2016, two open houses took place. One was on April 28 th at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, and a second one was on May 3 rd 2016 at Gaithersburg High School. They were conducted by Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), in partnership with Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). The following materials were presented prior or during the events:

Your Input is Important to Us!

We invite the public to review the information presented in this page and submit comment using the following form. Community input is vitally important to the MD 355 project and your interest and participation are greatly appreciated.

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