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Dedicated Bus Lanes on University Boulevard  - completion February 19, 2024

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University Blvd (MD 193) BUS LANE PILOT*

MCDOT’s dedicated bus lane pilot project on University Boulevard, between Amherst Avenue and Dennis Avenue, has been completed with functional operation beginning February 19, 2024. Variable-message-signs at each end of the Amherst Avenue and Dennis Avenue corridor are in place until mid-March providing motorist notification. 

During the 12-18 month pilot period, MCDOT will evaluate bus lane operations, improvements in passenger travel times, service reliability, customer experience, and motorist compliance.

What are Dedicated Bus Lanes?

Lanes that allow buses to travel independently of regular traffic, saving time by making trips faster and overall bus service more reliable.

Using the Bus Lane for Right Turns
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Reduces bus travel times and protects buses from traffic congestion, providing better on-time reliability

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Improves connections between Metro, bus services and access to Silver Spring Transit Center

University Blvd Dedicated Bus Lane Section Map

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Pilot performance will be measured by

Travel Speeds
Travel Speeds
Crash Data
Crash Data
On Time Performance and Reliability
On Time Performance & Reliability
Public Input
Public Input

Project Schedule

Project Schedule Schedule pending resolution of construction methods and funding sources.

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MCDOT has held public meetings to discuss this project. Click on a link below to view the recording.

To submit your comments and questions, or to view materials regarding this project, please email our team. ​​


* This is a 12 month pilot, followed by an evaluation. MCDOT will then determine whether the Dedicated Bus Lanes will remain on this section of University Boulevard beyond the planned pilot timeline.

This effort is a part of MCDOT's Bus Priority Project initiatives in partnership with Ride On and WMATA to improve transit service in the community. Additional bus lanes are planned throughout Montgomery County.

Have questions or want to provide feedback? Contact the project lead.

Mark Terry

Chief, Traffic Engineering Studies Section, MCDOT


[email protected]

Gary Erenrich

Special Assistant to the Director


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