Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 7:00-9:00 PM
Neelsville Middle School | 11700 Neelsville Church Rd, Germantown
Interested in learning about transportation solutions for Upcounty?
Come out to Neelsville Middle School on Wednesday, October 21 to hear local advocacy organizations and elected officials discuss transportation options for the Upcounty area and the benefits of providing more transit.
- Transit alternatives to the M-83 highway
- Future of bus rapid transit (BRT) along Rt. 355
- Benefits of rapid transit
Residents of Germantown and Clarksburg face challenging commutes and there’s only so much money available for fixes. Officials have talked about various projects including I-270, M-83 Midcounty Highway, the Corridor Cities Transitway and another Bus Rapid Transit route along Route 355. Choices will have to be made, and they should include modern transit and good land use planning.
Clarksburg itself was envisioned as a walkable, transit oriented-community in the 1994 plan. But today high quality transit has still not arrived.
I-270 could include more lanes including toll lanes and carpool lanes with room for transit, but will expansion just add more commuters from Frederick and beyond? Meanwhile, the M-83 Midcounty Highway has been criticized for not helping residents get to where they need to go. Most county leaders are looking to go in a more sustainable direction, and in 2014, the County Council approved an 81-mile bus rapid transit network including the Corridor Cities Transitway and Route 355.