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Steering Committee Meeting. Presented to Montgomery County Department of Transportation Presented by Dan Goldfarb, P.E. Chris Conklin, P.E. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin , Inc. . December 17, 2013. Presentation Overview. Review Project Status Present Integrated Service Plan Concepts

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steering committee meeting

Steering Committee Meeting

Presented to

Montgomery County Department of Transportation

Presented by

Dan Goldfarb, P.E.

Chris Conklin, P.E.

VanasseHangen Brustlin, Inc.

December 17, 2013

presentation overview
Presentation Overview
  • Review Project Status
  • Present Integrated Service Plan Concepts
    • MD Route 355 - N Frederick Rd/N Frederick Ave/S Frederick Ave/Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Ave
    • Randolph Road/North Bethesda Transityway
  • Feedback
study team activities
Study Team Activities
  • Reviewed Previous Reports
  • Compiled Existing Conditions Data
  • Provided Comment on the Countywide Transit Corridor Functional Master Plan Draft
  • Developed System Cost Estimate
  • Developed Service Integration Concepts
  • Working on Developing Corridor Specific Service Plans → Last 2 Corridors
  • Accepting the Countywide Transit Corridor Functional Master Plan Infrastructure
linked system overlay concepts
Linked System Overlay Concepts
  • Veirs Mill Road (MD 586)
  • University Blvd. (MD 193)
  • Georgia Avenue (MD 97)
  • New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650)
  • Colesville Road (US 29)
  • Randolph Road /North Bethesda Transitway
  • Rockville Pike (MD 355) North & South
connectivity
Connectivity
  • Focus of Service and Integration Study
    • Activity Centers (Montgomery College, Twinbrook)
    • Transfer Points (Rockville, White Flint, White Oak)
    • Multimodal Opportunities and Connections (MARC, Red Line, Purple Line)
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Busway Treatments (Randolph Road)
  • Assumption from Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan (Draft)
  • Based on Proposed Treatment
  • Service Plan Concepts Flexible
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Busway Treatments (MD 355)
  • Assumption from Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan (Draft)
  • Based on Proposed Treatment
  • Service Plan Concepts Flexible
randolph rd n bethesda transitwayservice plan
Randolph Rd/N Bethesda TransitwayService Plan
  • Provide Faster East-West Transit Options

Northern Purple Line - Light

  • Key Connections

Montgomery Mall

White Flint

Glenmont

White Oak

  • Diverse Land Use
  • Stable Neighborhoods
  • Developing Commercial Centers
  • Future Connections
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Randolph Rd/N Bethesda TransitwayService Plan

Route Structure

Trunk Portion Montgomery Mall to University Blvd (11.1 miles)

Every Other Trip to White Oak via New Hampshire Ave (2.6 miles) or Randolph Rd and U.S. 29 (5.4 miles)

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Randolph Rd/N Bethesda TransitwayService Plan

Modifications to Local Service

  • Metrobus Route C8 would serve as the local option between White Flint and White Oak.
  • Ride On Route 10 would serve as the local option between Twinbrook and White Oak.
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Randolph Rd/N Bethesda TransitwayService Plan

Recommended Phasing

Phase I

Enhanced limited stop bus service along the Randolph Road Corridor between White Flint and White Oak/FDA with peak period service at 10-minute headways.

Phase II

Enhanced limited stop bus service along the Randolph Road Corridor between Montgomery Mall and White Oak/FDA with 10-minute headways. Service between Montgomery Mall and New Hampshire Avenue would operate with a 10-minute frequency, while service to White Oak/FDA would be have a 10-minute effective headway with 20-minute headway along New Hampshire and Randolph/US 29.

Phase III

As ridership increases and demand warrants, headways will be increased to accommodate the level of demand. According to the ridership projections in the CTCFMP, peak demand in the future would warrant six minute headways in the peak period and eight minute headways in the mid-day.

md 355 service plan
MD 355 Service Plan
  • Provide Faster Transit Option for Commuters from Clarksburg to Rockville
  • Key Connections

Clarksburg

Metropolitan Grove (MARC)

Gaithersburg

Montgomery College

Rockville

Twinbrook

White Flint

Grosvenor

Bethesda

  • Connecting Developing Commercial Centers
  • Multimodal Transit Connection
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MD 355 Service Plan

Route Structure

Trunk Route Between Metropolitan Grove and Grosvenor (11.8 miles)

Branch 1 to Clarksburg (6.7 miles)*

Branch2 to Friendship Heights (4.5 miles)**

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MD 355 Service Plan

Modifications to Local Service

  • Portions of Ride On Routes 34, 46, 55, & 75 would be realigned to continuously operate along the corridor and service as the local option for RTS.
  • All Metrobus J routes would take advantage of the proposed RTS infrastructure at any time they are operating on MD 355.
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MD 355 Service Plan

Recommended Phasing

Phase I

Enhanced limited stop bus service (e.g., Metro Extra) along the MD 355 Corridor between the Lake Forest Transit Center and Friendship Heights with peak period service at 10-minute headways.

Phase II

Enhanced limited stop bus service between Clarksburg and Friendship Heights with 10-minute peak period headways and 30-minute peak period headways between Clarksburg and Montgomery College and Montgomery College and Friendship Heights. The headway will be 10 minutes all day for service between Metropolitan Grove (pending Watkins Mill overpass) and Grosvenor.

Phase III

All-day RTS service utilizing the two-lane median busway will be provided, with 10-minute headways all-day between Metropolitan Grove and Grosvenor. Branch Service will be provided between Clarksburg and Montgomery College and Montgomery College and Friendship Heights at 10-minute peak period and 30-minute off-peak period headways.

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