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Description

This project will advance the planning, design, and implementation of Phase 1A transit improvements to support the Great Seneca Science Corridor and surrounding areas. There are two phases of this overall network; Phase 1 A & B includes four routes and Phase 2 includes 2 additional routes providing new premium transit services. The project includes new, upgraded transit stations, dedicated bus and bus + bike lanes, transit signal priority, new roadway connections, upgrades to transit centers, as well as pedestrian and bicycle improvements. These transit services will provide frequent and reliable connections between Kentlands, Crown Farm, King Farm, the Universities at Shady Grove, Adventist Shady Grove Hospital, Shady Grove Metro, Rockville, and other key destinations in support of the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan.
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Phase

Final Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$25.94M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$23.17M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Planning was completed in FY21 in the Bus Rapid Transit: Development CIP project. Preliminary design will begin in FY22. Construction of improvements for the Pink line linking Shady Grove Metrorail station to the Life Science Center near Shady Grove Hospital and the Lime line using I-370 from Shady Grove Metro to RIO, Crown Farm and the heart of the Life Science Center will begin in late FY22 and be completed in FY24.
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Cost Change

Added funding to support the acquisition of 13 zero emissions buses needed to operate this service.
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Justification

The continued delay of the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) has limited the ability for land use plans in the Great Seneca Science Corridor area to be realized. While the CCT is still identified as the long-term transit need for this area, a vision for enhanced transit improvements has been identified for quicker implementation to help the county achieve its non-auto-driver mode share (NADMS goals) .
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Fiscal Note

FY23 Impact Tax funding will be available pending Memorandum of Understanding with the cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville. State Aid in FY23 reflects State grants for capital projects in Montgomery County programmed or preauthorized during the 2022 State General Assembly Session and will support the acquisition of 13 buses needed to operate this service.
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Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis will be performed during design or is in progress. 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 Gaithersburg, and city of Rockville.
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Budget Snapshot
$25.94M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$23.17M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP502202
Date Last Modified05/03/22
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryMass Transit (MCG)
Planning AreaGaithersburg and Vicinity
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision15000150000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction106000127593257325200000000
Other13845001384511300254500000
Total Expenditures25945027752317018625454500000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: Mass Transit106000227583256325200000000
Impact Tax1500050010001000000000
State Aid13845001384511300254500000
Total Funding Sources25945027752317018625454500000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request11300
Year First AppropriationFY22
Appropriation FY 24 Request2545
Last FY's Cost Estimate12100
Cumulative Appropriation11100
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance11100