Montgomery County’s first Bus Fast Transit station is beneath building – Higher Higher Washington

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Picture by BeyondDC licensed beneath Inventive Commons.

Montgomery County’s lengthy anticipated Bus Fast Transit (BRT) system is now visibly beneath building. This photograph reveals the Briggs Chaney Park and Journey station, the place officers broke floor for the Route 29 BRT line in October 2018.

The Route 29 line will improve current buses with a brand new model (the Flash), extra frequent buses, transit sign precedence, and higher stations with off-board fare cost and degree boarding. It would not embody a devoted busway, apart from highway-shoulder bus lanes that exist already at the moment. If all goes in keeping with plan, passengers will begin using in early 2020.

To this point, probably the most seen building is on the Briggs Chaney Park and Journey, the northernmost station for the orange route proven on this map:

US-29 BRT map. Picture by Montgomery County.

When it is full, the station will look roughly like this:

Rendering of the Burtonsville BRT station, which shares an identical design with Briggs Chaney.

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Dan Malouff is a transportation planner for Arlington and an adjunct professor at George Washington College. He has a level in city planning from the College of Colorado and lives in Trinidad, DC. He runs BeyondDC and contributes to the Washington Publish. Dan blogs to specific private views, and doesn’t participate in GGWash’s political endorsement choices.

 

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