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Description

This project provides for the initial steps and supporting studies for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors in the County, supplementing the Metrorail Red Line and MTA Purple Line currently under construction. The County Council approved the Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan, an amendment to the Master Plan of Highways and Transportation, on November 26, 2013. The amendment authorizes the Department of Transportation to study enhanced transit options and Bus Rapid Transit for ten transit corridors, including: Georgia Avenue North, Georgia Avenue South, MD 355 North, MD 355 South, New Hampshire Avenue, North Bethesda Transitway, Randolph Road, University Boulevard, US 29, and Veirs Mill Road. The project also funds programmatic efforts needed to advance the BRT system.
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Phase

Planning Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$34.38M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$3M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Estimated Schedule

No additional corridor concept development studies are proposed in this six-year CIP. Efforts will focus on supporting the implementation of existing standalone projects.
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Cost Change

Addition of FY29 and FY30 to this level of effort project.
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Justification

The proposed BRT will reduce congestion on County and State roadways, increase transit ridership, and improve air quality. The BRT will enhance the County's ability to meet transportation demands for existing and future land uses. Plans & Studies: MCDOT Countywide Bus Rapid Transit Study, Final Report (July 2011); County Executive's Transit Task Force (May 2012); and Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan (November 2013); MCDOT US 29 Bus Rapid Transit Project Description Report (March 2017); Maryland Transit Administration, MD 355 Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Planning Study (April 2017); Maryland Transit Administration, US 29 Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Planning Study (April 2017); MDOT MD 586 (Veirs Mill Road) Draft Corridor Study Report (September 2016); MD 355 Phase 2 Corridor Study Report (June 2019).
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Fiscal Note

Expenditures will continue as necessary to advance bus rapid transit implementation on master planned transit corridors.
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Disclosures

The County Executive asserts that this project conforms to the requirement of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.
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Coordination

Maryland Department of Transportation, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, City of Rockville, City of Gaithersburg, Prince George's County.
Budget Snapshot
$34.38M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$3M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501318
Date Last Modified01/07/24
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryMass Transit (MCG)
Planning AreaCountywide
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY23Est FY24Total 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision3362221485913730005005005005005005000
Land4949000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities617617000000000
Construction8787000000000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures3437522238913730005005005005005005000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY23Est FY24Total 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30Beyond 6 Years
Contributions00000000000
Current Revenue: Mass Transit123757122225330005005005005005005000
Federal Aid500500000000000
G.O. Bonds63216321000000000
Impact Tax25002500000000000
Recordation Tax Premium (MCG)20002000000000000
Revenue Bonds: Liquor Fund31793179000000000
State Aid7500616688400000000
Total Funding Sources3437522238913730005005005005005005000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 25 Request500
Year First AppropriationFY13
Appropriation FY 26 Request500
Last FY's Cost Estimate33375
Cumulative Appropriation31375
Expenditure / Encumbrances24300
Unencumbered Balance7075