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MCDOT Bus Priority Project

This Montgomery County Department of Transportation program provides for the planning, design and construction of improvements to bus service. The Bus Priority Project includes multiple projects that improve local bus timing, ease of access and safety such as marked dedicated bus lanes; queue jumps; passenger boarding and alighting improvements; implementation of transit signal priority; enhanced bus stops; and other similar improvements that will increase reliability and result in faster buses throughout Montgomery County.

These improvements will advance the transit network as specified by master plans. Potential improvements may also be identified through other planning and transit operations studies or requested by community members.

Completed bus priority projects have been added in the following locations: 

  • Marked Dedicated Bus Lanes at Crystal Rock Drive and Aircraft Road servicing the Germantown transit Center, Completed Winter 2021

Future bus priority projects are planned in the following locations: 

  • Marked Dedicated Bus Lanes at Veirs Mill Road, servicing the Wheaton Metrorail Station, Planned Completion Spring 2023
  • Marked Dedicated Bus Lanes on US29 in Silver Spring, Planned Completion Fall/Winter 2022 
  • Bus Shelter Improvements at Flower Avenue, Planned Completion Summer 2022​

Funding 

See Fiscal Year 23 funding information here. For Fiscal Year 22, 1.25M from the Mass Transit Fund was allocated to this project. 

Contact

Have questions or want to provide feedback? Contact the project lead.
 
Mark Terry
Chief, Traffic Engineering Studies Section, MCDOT
240.777.2190
mark.terry@montgomerycountymd.gov
 
 
These red-painted dedicated bus lanes stand out to alert drivers that the lane is designated for buses only and allow for faster, safer bus service.

These red-painted dedicated lanes stand out to alert drivers that the lane is designated for buses only and allow for faster and safer service.