BUS RAPID TRANSIT (FLASH)

What is FLASH?

What makes FLASH different?

FAST FACTS

Reliable Transportation
RELIABLE Frequent service, dedicated lanes, and green light priority signaling keep FLASH vehicles moving.
Efficient
EFFICIENT  One FLASH vehicle can take up to 90 cars off the road, making our transportation network more efficient and your commute easier.
Environmentally Clean
CLEAN  FLASH reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions, making our air cleaner.
Comfortable Travel
COMFORTABLE  New FLASH stations will feature real-time travel info and provide a place for you to wait comfortably and pay your fare before boarding. See station designs here.
Cost-Effective Transportation
COST-EFFECTIVE  You can save money by riding FLASH instead of driving a car.

WHERE WILL IT BE?

Several FLASH corridors currently in the planning or construction phase: 

Planned Routes

VIEW THE PROGRAM BUDGET

Upcoming Planning Projects

GENERAL DOCUMENTS

NEWS AND UPDATES

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Virtual Open House

A MD586 - Veirs Mill Road Virtual Public Meeting was held on October 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM. A recording of the meeting is available here.

You Can Download the Open House Materials Presented Here:

If you were in attendance, please fill out our survey here!

For other questions or comments, please contact the Project Manager, Michael Mitchell.

MD586 - Veirs Mill Road Reunión Pública Virtual 

MCDOT llevará a cabo una reunión pública virtual el 22 de octubre de 2020 a las 6:30 p.m. Este evento es una oportunidad para conocer el concepto de diseño, hacer preguntas y proporcionar comentarios. ​ 

Le pedimos que se registre con anticipación para saber cuántas personas esperamos. Esto nos permitirá compartir cualquier comunicación pertinente por adelantado. Para registrarse para la reunión, complete el formato e registro en

Materiales Para la Reunión Pública Virtual:

Si necesita ayuda específica para asistir a la junta o ver los materiales correspondientes, comuníquese con el Gerente de Proyecto, Michael Mitchell.

 

Corridor Advisory Committees (CACS)

Background and Purpose

The Corridor Advisory Committees (CACs) play an important role in the public involvement process for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor studies and implementation in Montgomery County. In adopting the Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan, which outlines plans to implement BRT along ten different corridors, the Montgomery County Council called for the establishment of CACs by noting:

“A vital facet of facility planning is to receive input and feedback from affected property owners, civic and business groups, and transit riders and road users, including public forums and workshops, electronic newsletters, and other forms of outreach… Accordingly, a citizens’ advisory group comprised of residents, business owners, and other relevant stakeholders must be created for each corridor which enters into facility planning to make recommendations to the County on the design, construction and proposed station locations for the transit corridor.”

The CACs’ purpose is to: allow participants to discuss and provide input related to project planning, design, construction, and station locations; enhance transparency and community involvement; provide a venue for interaction and information-sharing among those directly impacted; inform the study of community impacts to encourage community-sensitive implementation and minimize negative impacts; serve as a clearinghouse for sharing timely and accurate information; and provide leadership and build consensus in the community to coalesce diverse interests.

CACs were established for select BRT corridors in 2015. The public is welcome to attend and observe the committee discussions. Refer to the Corridor Advisory Committee Procedures for additional information.

View CAC Procedures

ACTIVE CACs and MEMBERS

  • MD355 - North
    First Name Last Name Affiliation
    Joel Yesley Interested Resident (Gaithersburg)
    Paul J. Yanoshik RE/MAX Realtors (North Potomac)
    Andrew M. Williamson Arora Hills Home Owners Association
    Ronald C. Welke Greenridge Baptist Church 
    Gary  Unterberg Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
    Goke Taiwo Cider Barrel Mobile Home Court
    Gail H. Sherman King Farm Citizens Assembly (Rockville)
    Peter L. Shaw Interested Resident (Rockville)
    Margaret Schoap TAME (Transit Alternatives to Mid-County Highway) Coalition 
    David A. Rosenbaum Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board
    Era Pandya Interested Resident (Clarksburg)
    Mark Pace Montgomery College - Rockville & Germantown campuses
    James Martin Interested Resident (Clarksburg)
    Richard Lindstrom Interested Resident (Gaithersburg)
    John Lin City of Gaithersburg Economic Development Committee
    Kathie Hulley Clarksburg Civic Association
    Peter Henry Watkin's Mill Town Center (Gaithersburg)
    Cherian Eapen Interested Resident (Clarksburg) 
    Nallathamby Devasahayam Seneca Crossing Section 1 Homeowners Association (Germantown)
    Steven Cohn Milestone North Board of Trustees (Germantown)
    Jerry Callistein College Gardens Civic Association (Rockville)
    Dennis Cain West End Citizens Association (Rockville)
    Eileen Cahill Holy Cross Hospital
    Carole Berger City of Gaithersburg Transportation Committee
  • MD355 - Central
    First Name Last Name Affiliation
    Francine Waters Lerner Enterprises
    Zachary (Zac) Trupp Greater Capital Area Association of Relators
    Michael Tardif Garrett Park Estates/White Flint Park Citizens Association
    vacant currently Douglas Development
    Gerard Stack Midtown Bethesda North Condos
    Ana Milena Sobalvarro Interested Resident (Potomac)
    Chad Salganik Randolph Civic Association
    Jeremy Martin Rockville Traffic & Transportation Commission
    Anthony (Tony) Kouneski Strathmore Place Community Association
    Arnold Kohn Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
    Peter Katz Interested Resident (Kensington)
    Jerry Garson Montgomery County Civic Federation, Inc.
    Roger Fox Grosvenor Park II Condos
    Kristi Cruzat Fallswood Condo Association
    Elizabeth Crane Hungerford Civic Association
    Jay Brinson Federal Realty Investment Trust
    Peter Benjamin Town of Garrett Park
    Joshua Raymond Arcurio Grosvenor Park Condo Citizens Association
  • MD355 - South
    First Name Last Name Affiliation
    David W. Sears Montgomery County Sierra Club
    Susan Roberts National Institutes of Health
    D. Todd Pearson Saul Centers, Inc.
    Deborah Michaels Glenbrook Village HOA
    Damon C. Luciano Interested Resident (Bethesda)
    Todd Lewers The Forum Condominium, Friends of White Flint
    Richard O. Levine Locust Hill Citizens Association
    Sylke Knuppel Fivesquares Development, LLC 
    Celesta Jurkovich Chevy Chase West Neighborhood Association
    Andy O'Hare East Bethesda Citizens Association (temp rep)
    Matt Gordon Linowes and Blocher, LLP
    Greg Ford Gallery at White Flint Condos
    Ryan Emery U.S. Naval Support Activity, Bethesda
    Barbara Moir Condos Town of Somerset
    Nancy Abeles Bethesda Crest Homeowners Association
  • Veirs Mill - MD586
    First Name Last Name Affiliation
    Ethan Rule Housing Opportunities Commission
    Thomas M. Strawbridge Kensington Heights Civic Association
    Mike Stein Interested Resident
    Michael A. Staiano Staiano Engineering
    Philip C. Sossou Interested Resident
    Jessica Reynolds Twinbrook Citizens Association
    Sara Moline Interested Resident
    Mary Means Interested Resident
    Kathleen Hume Interested Resident
    Jared Hautamaki Wheaton Hills Civic Association
    Ethan Goffman East Rockville Civic Association
    Larry Finkelberg American Home Lending
    D. Jonathan Fink Kemp Mill Civic Association
    Mirza Donegan Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee
    Timothy Crawford Connecticut Avenue -Greenwood Knolls Civic Association
    Galo A. Correa, Sr. Interested Resident
    Michel Audigé Interested Resident
    James Agliata Westfield Mall
    Messanvi Richard Adjogah Mid County Citizens Advisory Board
  • US29 - North
    Last Name First Name Affiliation
    Wolvovsky Eric North White Oak Community Association
    Wilhelm Dan Interested Resident (Silver Spring-Woodland Terrace)
    Tahan Joseph Snowdens Mills Homeowner Association
    Smoot Sebastian Good Hope Estates Citizens Association
    Rosenberg Julian Tamarack Triangle Citizens Association
    Richardson Rob Labquest Community Partnership
    Pollin Shane The Duffie Companies
    Myo Khin Peter Brooks Farm Homeowners Association
    Koch Matthew East Springbrook Citizen Association
    Morrow DeAndre Interested Resident (Silver Spring-Rolling Acres)
    Karns Bernadine Calvert Citizens Association
    Johnson Latisha Interested Resident (Silver Spring-Knightsbridge)
    currently vacant Cornerpoint Partners, LLC
    Famuyiwa Oladipo Leeds Realty Inc.
    Downie Brian Saul Centers
    Barth Carole Ann Montgomery County Civic Federation
    Adugna Fisseha East County Citizens Advisory Board
  • US29 - Central
    Last Name First Name Affiliation
    Williamson James Williamson Lawn and Landscaping
    Stohlman Eugene The Watch Pocket - Woodmoor Shopping Center
    Riley Michele Silver Spring United Methodist Church
    Rangwala Sanjida Sligo Woods Civic Association
    Pfetsch Michael Woodmoor Pinecrest Citizens Association
    Morrissey Brian Morrissey Green Remodeling
    Michels Karen South Four Corners Citizens Association
    McNeil Jeffrey Hillandale Citizens Association
    Land Jeffrey Interested Resident (Montgomery White Oak)
    Jones Ken Burnt Mills Civic Association
    Harris Kevin Northwood Four Corners Civic Association
    Goldberg Larry North White Oak Civic Association
    Goemann Melissa Greater Four Corners Alliance
    Gabaree Sean Blair High School
    Evans Karen Tartan Ridge Homeowners Association
    Connolly Pat Holy Cross Hospital
    Boezi Louis Burnt Mills Hills Citizens Association
    Blizzard Samantha East County Citizens Advisory Board
    Bhatnagar Shruti Blair High School PTA, Kensington Heights CA
  • US29 - South
    Last Name First Name Affiliation
    Tull Melvin The Lee Development Group
    Stewart Brad Montgomery College
    Slater Tina Purple Line NOW
    Reed Dan Action Committee for Transit
    Simon Jessica Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board
    Morrison Anita Indian Springs Civic Association
    Lewis Tracey Interested Resident (Silver Spring - downtown)
    Keenan Linda North Hills Civic Association
    currently vacant The Fillmore Silver Spring
    Halpert Avi United Therapeutics Corporation
    Feit Brian Seven Oaks Evanswood Citizens Association
    Faul-Zeitler Roberta (Bobbie) Woodside Park Civic Association
    Emerson Sean Interested Resident (Indian Spring Village)
    Ditzler Barbara (Bee) League of Women Voters
    Chappell Justin South Silver Spring Neighborhood Association (tentative rep)
    Cagri Ilhan Sligo-Branview Community Association
    Bowser Alan Park Hills Civic Association

 

 

To get involved and stay informed about the project, you can:

Contact Us
Project Manager: Corey Pitts
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
240-777-7262 (office)