July 11, 2018

MCDOT Hosts Open House on “NextGen TDM” Proposals to Support Multi-Modal Options

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) wants to hear from you about the proposed changes to requirements in the County Code and accompanying Executive Regulations for implementation of multi-modal programs in new development projects and for employers of certain sizes.

The open house will be held Monday, July 16, from 5 – 8 p.m. in the Lobby Auditorium of the Executive Office Building located at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville. Brief presentations summarizing the proposed changes will be provided at 5:30, 6:15 and 7 p.m. Explanatory materials will be on display and staff will be available to discuss the proposed revisions.

MCDOT has worked with other County agencies, County Council staff and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to draft revisions to Chapter 42A, Article II, “Transportation Demand Management” of the County Code. These existing Transportation Demand Management (TDM) provisions establish the authority for Transportation Management Districts (TMDs) and describe actions required of new developments and employers in those districts to help reduce traffic impacts and promote multi-modal options.

The proposed changes will be included in a bill to revise Code provisions planned for introduction at County Council, along with draft Executive Regulations. Proposed revisions and related materials are posted on MCDOT’s Commuter Services webpage at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/commute. Feedback forms will be available for those attending the open house. Comments can also be emailed to mcdot.commuterservices@montgomerycountymd.gov. Additional opportunities for input will be provided at a public hearing on the bill to be scheduled in the fall and through the Executive Regulation process.

For more information and copies of the materials go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/commute.