October 16, 2014

Residents, Business Representatives Sought for Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Advisory Committees

The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) are seeking volunteers -- residents, businesses and community organizations -- to serve on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Advisory Committees (CACs). .

Over the next two years, four major corridors will be evaluated for a Rapid Transit System, including Georgia Ave., US Route 29 (Colesville Rd. and Columbia Pike), MD Route 355 (Frederick Rd., Rockville Pike and Wisconsin Ave.) and Veirs Mill Rd. A CAC will be established for each corridor under consideration.

A CAC nomination form, due on November 21, is available online and details the structure, selection procedures, specific tasks, formation process and operating guidelines for the CACs.

Residents along the corridors under study should send nomination forms to the president of the civic/homeowner association that represents them. Each civic group along the corridor will select one representative to serve on the CAC for that corridor.

Businesses along the proposed routes are asked to send nomination forms to their respective Chambers of Commerce, which will make recommendations on proposed business representatives. Links to all the chambers are available online.

Each committee also allows for a number of “at large” representatives who may not live or work directly along the corridor but have an interest in the project. This form, also due November 21, should be emailed to rapid.transit@montgomerycountymd.gov or mailed to MCDOT Director’s Office, 101 Monroe St., 10th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850. Residents may nominate themselves or be nominated by others.

For more information, call 240-777-7155, email rapid.transit@montgomerycountymd.gov or visit the RTS website