MCDOT to Hold Open Houses about US 29 BRT

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 27, 2017

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) invites the public to attend one of three Open Houses in March to learn more about BRT, Bus Rapid Transit, which is coming to Montgomery County. BRT is a comfortable, reliable, new transit option and US 29 will be the first corridor to have the service.

 

At the Open House, learn more about BRT, its benefits and the planning process underway, and give MCDOT your feedback.

 

The family-friendly Open Houses will be held:

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Silver Spring Civic Building

Great Hall

1 Veterans Plaza

Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

Monday, March 13, 2017

7 to 9 p.m.

Montgomery Blair High School

Cafeteria

51 University Blvd East

Silver Spring, MD 20901

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

White Oak Community Center

Social Hall

1700 April Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20904

 

Sign language interpreters and other assistive services will be provided upon request. Contact Darcy Buckley at (240) 777-7166 or send a request to darcy.buckley@montgomerycountymd.gov at least three business days prior to the Open House.

 

The benefits of BRT include:

  • Getting out of traffic. One BRT vehicle can take up to 90 cars off the road.
  • Saving money. Riding BRT reduces expenses associated with driving.
  • Enhancing the environment. BRT reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions, making our air cleaner.
  • Getting to destinations quickly. Frequent service, dedicated lanes and green light priority signaling keep BRT vehicles moving.

 

Learn more about BRT online at GetOnBoardBRT.com

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