Planners to Present Bus Rapid Transit Vision Thursday at Wheaton Library
Veirs Mill Road, University Boulevard and Georgia Avenue are among the county roads under consideration for dedicated BRT lanes.
One of three public meetings this week in Montgomery County this week about the future of bus rapid transit will take place at the Wheaton Library on Thursday.
The Nov. 15 meeting runs from 6:30-9 p.m., with a formal presentation by transportation planners beginning at 7 p.m.
Transportation planners are exploring the introduction of bus rapid transit on major county roads in order to reduce congestion as the county continues to develop.
These main corridors include the roads that pass through the heart of Wheaton: Veirs Mill Road between Rockville and Wheaton, University Boulevard between Wheaton and Takoma/Langley Park, and Georgia Avenue between Silver Spring and Olney.
Projections for BRT daily ridership are 25,000 for the Georgia Avenue stretch, 12,000-15,000 for Veirs Mill Road and 14,000-18,000 for University Boulevard.
Read more about bus rapid transit in Montgomery County and see a map of the proposed BRT network on Just Up The Pike.