MCDOT begins community engagement for Veirs Mill Road Flash BRT

MCDOT begins community engagement for Veirs Mill Road Flash BRT Image credit: MCDOT

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) hosted public open houses on the Veirs Mill Road Flash Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project to engage community members and collect feedback on the proposed transit initiative. 

The Veirs Mill Road Flash BRT will be a 7-mile, limited-stop, branded bus service with twelve stations planned along Veirs Mill Road and MD 355. The BRT corridor stretches from the Wheaton Metrorail station to the Montgomery College – Rockville campus. 

The project will not only enhance bus services but also prioritizes pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure enhancements. These include the implementation of new side paths, sidewalks, intersection signals, signing, pavement marking, and lighting systems, all aimed at bolstering connectivity and safety for all road users.

Information presented at the open house included details about the proposed roadway and traffic signal modifications, transit service using articulated BRT vehicles, BRT stations with level boarding and off-board fare collection, and pedestrian/bike safety improvements.

Source: MCDOT