This is a joint project with SHA. The transit portion of the multi-modal project extends from the Shady Grove Metro station to the COMSAT facility just south of Clarksburg. The multi-modal project overall studies transit and highway improvements in the I-270/US 15 corridor in Montgomery and Frederick Counties from Shady Grove Metro Station to Biggs Ford Road north of Frederick. The Corridor Cities Transitway would be either a light rail transit or bus rapid transit line along a 14-mile corridor from Rockville through Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg and Germantown to Clarksburg. Another option under study is "premium bus" service along a proposed I-270 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or Express Toll Lane managed facility. MTA hopes to select a locally preferred alternative in the summer or early fall.
This is an ongoing project and has no completion date:
Congestion Management Information
Do traffic congestion conditions necessitate the proposed project?
If so, is the congestion recurring or non-recurring?
If the congestion is on another facility, please identify it:
Is this a capacity-increasing project on a limited access highway or other principal arterial?
Project is exempt from the Congestion Management Process because:
SAFETEA-LU Planning Factors planning factors that are addressed by this project:
Support the economic vitality of the metropolitan area, especially by enabling global competetiveness, productivity, and efficiency.
Increase the safety of the transportation system for all motorized and non-motorized users.
Is this project being proposed specifically to address a safety issue?
If yes, briefly describe (in quantifiable terms, where possible) the nature of the safety problem:
Increase the ability of the transportation system to support homeland security and to safeguard the personal security of all motorized and non-motorized users.
Increase accessibillity and mobility of people and freight.
Protect and enhance the environment, promote energy conservation, improve the quality of life, and promote consistency between transportation improvements and State and local planned growth and economic development patterns.
Enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between modes, for people and freight.
Promote efficient system management and operation.
Emphasize the preservation of the existing transportation system.
Have any potential mitigation activities been identified for this project?
If yes, what types of mitigation activities have been identified?
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Is this an ITS project as defined in federal law, and therefore subject to federal Rule 940 requirements?
If yes, what is the status of the systems engineering analysis compliant with federal Rule 940 for the project?