Bus Rapid Transit Hearings to be Held Across Montgomery County This Week

Whether to reserve existing lanes for buses is among the issue for planners.


On Monday, Patch gave you a chance to “Speak Out” on bus rapid transit in Montgomery County.

Meanwhile, County Executive Isiah Leggett told The Washington Examiner the proposed system is too expensive.

Now, planners from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission want to hear from you.

Planners will present their preliminary plans for a BRT system on the county’s main roads and hear public input on the plan at three meetings around the county beginning Tuesday evening.

One of the topics: Should existing travel lanes be used or are new lanes needed for the network of high-speed buses?

Exhibits will be on display between 6:30 and 9 p.m., with a formal presentation at 7 p.m. each night as follows:

  • Today, at Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, in Silver Spring.
  • Wednesday, at the Shady Grove Training Facility, 16641 Crabbs Branch Way, in Rockville.
  • Thursday, at Wheaton Regional Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. 

Click here for more information on the plan.

Written comments may be submitted at: http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/brt.


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