DOT Seeks Applicants for New Hampshire Avenue BRT Advisory Committee

The county’s Department of Transportation is looking for applicants to serve on the Corridor Advisory Committee for the New Hampshire Bus Rapid Transit planning studies.

These studies gather information about rider preference in order to make recommendations for the route.

“For our bus services to innovate, progress and succeed, we must listen to the concerns of our customers,” County Executive Marc Elrich said in a press release. “It is imperative that our bus riders are heavily involved in shaping the services we are developing for them and we hope to find a diverse representation of riders to serve on these advisory committees.”

The BRT would serve Takoma Park, Langley Park and White Oak, running from the Colesville park-and-ride lot through White Oak to the Takoma Transit Center, ending at the District line.

From Colesville to Lockwood Drive, the BRT would run in general traffic lanes. From Lockwood, it would run in dedicated lanes to the District, and the master plan recommends considering curb lanes or mixed treatment from Sligo Creek Parkway, as called for in the Takoma Park New Hampshire Avenue Corridor Concept Plan.

Currently, the county’s only BRT, known as Flash, operates on U.S. 29 from Burtonsville to the Silver Spring Transit Center. The DOT is also looking to fill a CAC for a North Bethesda line, and there are preliminary plans to add lines on Veirs Mill Road and Route 355.

The application form for the New Hampshire CAC is online and due by Friday, Feb. 11.

Photo: Elvert Barnes from Silver Spring MD, USACC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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