November 8, 2012

Public Meetings on Bus Rapid Transit Plan for County Roads

Planners at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission are working on a plan exploring bus rapid transit (BRT) on the county's main roads.They will unveil their preliminary recommendations and seek input from residents at three public meetings in mid-November. BRT is similar to light rail, but runs on County roads, often in ultra-modern buses.

Residents can receive information on topics such as the results of an assessment of whether existing travel lanes should be used for new transit lanes or whether more lanes should be built.

The meetings will be held, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, November 13 -- Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring;
  • Wednesday, November 14 -- Shady Grove Training Facility, 16641 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville; and 
  • Thursday, November 15 -- Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. 

Residents may drop in any time or view the formal presentation at 7 p.m. Written comments can also be submitted at