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US 29 Project

This page contains an overview of the US 29 project, as well as important reference documents. It also contains information related to its  open houses. Information about public outreach such as Corridor Advisory Committee ( CAC) meetings can be found on other parts of this website or at www.GetOnBoardBRT.com.

About the Project

 

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is planning to design and construct a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along US 29 to meet the needs of residents and businesses along this busy route.

BRT service will:

  • Use the existing bus-on-shoulder lanes on US 29 in the northern section of the corridor.
  • Operate in mixed traffic in the southern section of US 29 and along Lockwood Drive, Stewart Lane, Briggs Chaney Road, and Castle Boulevard.

Service plans currently being considered include:

  • Two route patterns in the peak period and one route pattern in the off-peak period.
  • Running every 7.5 minutes during the peak period and every 15 minutes during the off-peak.
  • The proposed span of service is 5am to midnight, 7 days/week.
  • Transit signal priority will be installed at up to 15 intersections along the corridor to provide traffic signal benefits to BRT vehicles where appropriate – to extend the green light duration when a BRT vehicle is approaching – to reduce travel time.

The service plan is preliminary and may be modified.

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

Note: map on left presents the potential BRT stations under study as of February, 2017.

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.

A new round of open houses to be hosted by Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be held in the fall of 2017. See list below for locations and dates. The content is the same at each event, so attend the location or date most convenient for you. These events are family friendly, so feel free to bring the kids!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6:30-8:30 PM
East County Regional Service Center - Main Meeting Room, 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd, Silver Spring 

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM
Montgomery Blair High School - Cafeteria, 51 University Blvd. E., Silver Spring 
 
Monday, November 20, 2017
6:30-8:30 PM
Silver Spring Civic Center - Great Hall, 1 Veteran's Plaza, (downtown) Silver Spring

Related documents to the three fall 2017 events above:

Previously, three open houses hosted by MCDOT took place in the spring of 2017 at the locations and dates shown below. MCDOT has converted the documents from those meetings into a "virtual Open House" available on the GetOnBoard website.  

  • Tuesday, March 7 th 2017
  • 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Silver Spring Civic Center, Great Hall
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  • Monday, March 13  th 2017
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Montgomery Blair High School, cafeteria
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  • Wednesday, March 15  th 2017
  • 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • White Oak Community Center, Social Hall

Related documents to the three spring 2017 events above:

Your Input is Important to Us!

If you have any questions or want to share any comments about the US29 project, please contact us at the following address:  rapid.transit@montgomerycountymd.gov

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