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Transit supporters to host Rockville open house

Supporters of a countywide transit system will hold an open house to discuss the system Wednesday in Rockville.

Two groups, the Coalition for Smarter Growth and Communities for Transit, are sponsoring the forum at Rockville Memorial Library, where residents will be able to learn more about the county’s planned 81-mile bus rapid transit system.

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25

Where: First floor large meeting room, Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville

What: Rockville Rapid Transit Open House

RSVP at http://bit.ly/rockvilleRTS

It will feature a basic overview of bus rapid transit and what is planned for the county and the Rockville area in particular, said Kelly Blynn of the Coalition for Smarter Growth.

Blynn said the system will connect areas not served by Metro and help link downtown areas with surrounding residential areas.

There also will be a presentation from Rockville staff on how the city wants the system to fit into its downtown, she said.

Organizers will discuss how people can help plan the system, Blynn said.

In Rockville, three bus rapid transit corridors are planned to converge at or near the Rockville Metro station on Md. 355.

From there, the lines would run north to Clarksburg, south to Washington and southeast to Wheaton.

City officials have expressed some concern about the impact the system will have on Rockville Town Center.

The forum, which runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is free, and Blynn said a sign language interpreter will be provided. More information is at smartergrowth.net.

 

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