MD 355 Flash BRT Project Update

A briefing on the MD 355 BRT was provided to the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council on Tuesday night. Per the presentation, available below, the MD 355 BRT will provide a new transit service with greater travel speed and frequency along the MD 355 corridor that will help:

  • Enhance transit connectivity and integration with other travel modes and transit options.
  • Improve bus speed and reliability.
  • Address current and future bus ridership demands.
  • Attract new riders and provide improved service for existing bus and transit riders.
  • Support Master Planned growth and improve transit access to major employment and activity centers.
  • Achieve Master Planned non-auto driver modal share.
  • Provide a sustainable and cost-effective transit service.
  • Improve safety.

The MD 355 BRT has completed the Preliminary Engineering phase between Grosvenor and Montgomery
 College – Germantown. Preliminary Engineering is continuing for the Bethesda and Clarksburg segments (Fall 2023 completion), NEPA documentation is underway, there is ongoing coordination with FTA, and they are currently preparing procurement for Progressive Design-Build. Full presentation below:

Also available here.

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