Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Transit Administration
Corridor Cities Transitway
Reuniones de la Comunidad

La MTA hace rondas en las asociaciones de la comunidad dentro del área de estudio para debatir el proyecto con los residentes del área. Si su asociación comunal está interesada en tener una presentación y debate del proyecto, por favor contacte Crystal Saunders Hancock al 410-385-4148 o

Active Aging Expo
(May 5, 2014)
Attendees: 22
Themes: Fare Cost, Alignment, Timeline

Montgomery County Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day
(May 3, 2014)
Themes: Payment methods, Train vs. Bus

Kentlands Day
(May 3, 2014)
Attendees: 105
Themes: Timeline, Connection to other bus routes, AAC process, and meetings

Area Advisory Committee Two Meeting
(March 13, 2014)
Universities at Shady Grove, Building III, Room 3230
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
6:30pm – 8pm
Attendees: 10
Themes: Welcome and Introduction to the AACs and developed topics for future discussion

Area Advisory Committee Three Meeting
(March 11, 2014)
Comfort Inn Shady Grove
16216 Fredrick Road, Gaithersburg 20877
6:30pm – 8pm
Attendees: 11
Themes: Welcome and Introduction to the AACs and developed topics for future discussion

Area Advisory Committee One Meeting
(March 6, 2014)
Kentlands Clubhouse
485 Tschiffely Square Road Gaithersburg 20878
6:30pm – 8pm
Attendees: 15
Themes: Welcome and Introduction to the AACs and developed topics for future discussion

Lakelands Homeowners Association
(January 29, 2014)
Attendees: 25
Themes: Noise, Traffic, Operations, Access, Alignment

Mission Hills Homeowners Association
(December 5, 2013)
Attendees: 27
Themes: Noise, Traffic, Access, Alignment, Ridership

Upcounty Advisory Board Meeting
(November 18, 2013, 7:00 am)
Outreach Results: Approximately 30 attendees
Themes: Update attendees on the progress of the CCT.

CCT Open House
(October 30, 2013, 5:30 to 8:30 pm)
Outreach Results: Approximately 130 attendees
Themes: Update attendees on the progress of the CCT.
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Transportation Forum sponsored by the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
(October 24, 2013, 8:00 am)
Outreach Results: Approximately 50 attendees
Themes: Update attendees on the progress of the CCT.
Materials Presented: Presentationpdf icon

Oktoberfest at the Kentlands
(Sunday, October 13, 2013)
Outreach Results: 116 people
Themes: Riding Time, Environmental Impacts, Positive Real Estate Impact, Schedule, Fare Price, RideOn and WMATA bus considerations

Montgomery Village Fall Festival
(Saturday, October 12, 2013)
Outreach results: 22 people
Themes: Riding Time, Addition of Lake Forest Mall Shuttle

Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade
(September 2, 2013)
Attendees: 25
Themes: Project schedule; alignment

Kentlands Community Foundation 5K
(August 31, 2013)
Attendees: 40
Themes: Project schedule; alignment; neighborhood impacts

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
(August 9-17, 2013)
Attendees: 945
Themes: Speed/travel time; schedule; costs to construct; traffic impacts; alignment; fare; current transit service; security.

National Night Out Observance at the Kentlands
(August 6, 2013)
Attendees: 25
Themes: Mode selection (BRT vs. LRT); bicycle trails; project schedule; public information updates.ional Night Out Observance at the Kentlands

Quince Orchard Park Independence Day Festival
(July 6, 2013)
Attendees: 75
Themes: Mode selection, Location of Kentlands Station

Kentlands Day
(May 4, 2013)
Attendees: 65
Themes: Why were buses chosen mode; inclusion of bike trails; bus service to the area north of Metropolitan Grove; more awareness needed of bus route 201 (from Gaithersburg to BWI); need to improve travel time; how to keep informed about the project

The Oaks at Washingtonian Woods
(May 1, 2013)
Attendees: 8
Themes: Frequency of service; construction schedule; responsibility of design work; project funding; travel time; size of stations; inclusion of bike trails; construction impacts to traffic; hours of operation

Montgomery County Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day
(April 27, 2013)
Attendees: 65
Themes: Public transit into northern Montgomery County and into Frederick County; new state gasoline sales tax and CCT funding; more information requested on ICC express bus routes; concerns about low ICC usage

Johns Hopkins University Urban Transportation Policy and Planning Class/Montgomery County
(April 18, 2013)
Attendees: 10
Themes: Brief history of the CCT project, Current project status and schedule, unique qualities of the CCT project, and project challenges moving forward.  The class was additionally interested in the process with area stakeholders and parking issues associated with transit stations.
Materials Presented: Presentation pdf icon

Summerfield Crossing Homeowners Association
(April 16, 2013)
Attendees: 8
Themes: Will buses be automated; CCT impact on traffic signal operations; timeline for Phase II; changes to local bus system and routes; will roads and sidewalks be built to connect to CCT stations

Lakelands Community Clean-Up Day
(April 6, 2013)
Attendees: Informal event provided a great opportunity to connect with the Lakelands community – in addition to dialogue with residents; we were also able to display information (newsletters, BRT cards) in the community clubhouse.

Milestone Homeowners Association
(April 2, 2013)
Attendees: 10
Themes: Why delay on Phase II of the project; plans for digital platform signage; BRT impact on traffic signal operations; cost estimates; communication of Area Advisory Committee process; fuel used by
buses; relationship of CCT to Observation Drive extension; planned modifications to width of Observation Drive

Vistas at Washingtonian Woods Home Owners Association/Gaithersburg
(March 20, 2013)
Attendees: 20
Themes: Noise analysis and mitigation; traffic and operations; pedestrian safety and access to stations, community cohesion and impacts.
Materials Presented: LPA Alignment Plan View; Option 1 Alignment Plan View; Typical Sections A-A; Typical Sections B-B

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s H2O Summit
(March 16, 2013)
Reach: 50
Themes: Alignment clarification and selection, Water run-off management, funding, I-270 congestion

Fireside Homeowners Association
(February 26, 2013)
Attendees: 27
Themes: Parking; construction phasing and schedule; fare pricing; I-270 Project Status

Washingtonian Woods Home Owners Association/Gaithersburg
(January 30, 2013)
Attendees: 75
Themes: Noise analysis and mitigation; traffic and operations; pedestrian safety and access to stations, community cohesion and impacts.
Materials Presented: Presentation (PDF); Google Earth Map and computerized model to illustrate future traffic operations (You must use Google Chrome and have Google Earth to view.) 

Germantown Community Meeting sponsored by Montgomery County Council Member Craig Rice
(January 28, 2013)
Attendees: 26
Themes: Why does alignment stop at COMSAT; progress of the schedule; environmental analysis of Phase II of the project
Click here to see a short video of Project Manager Rick Kiegel’s presentation

The Meadows at Northlake
(January 10, 2013)
Attendees: 5
Themes: Fuel used by buses; use of BRT lanes by other vehicles; property acquisition; extension of CCT beyond COMSAT site; why BRT chosen over LRT; traffic forecasting

Quince Orchard Park Community
(January 8, 2013)
Attendees: 7
Themes: Connectivity with other local transit systems; parking; property acquisition; pedestrian bridge over Great Seneca Highway; fuel used by buses; request for more detailed map of alignment.

Lakelands Community Association/Gaithersburg
(December 13, 2012)
Attendees: Two – Rebecca Torma (City of Rockville and Lakelands resident) and Joseph Allen, Kentlands Downtown Partnership.
Themes: Left turn lanes; parking; bicycle accommodations and paths; traffic impacts; pedestrian access and safety; at-grade crossings.

Key West Condominiums/Rockville
(December 4, 2012)
Attendees: 5
Themes: Parking; BRT vehicles; impact on existing Ride On bus system.

Montgomery Village Foundation/Montgomery Village
(December 4, 2012)
Attendees: 18
Themes: Project alignment; coordination with developers; coordination with Montgomery County transit; operation schedule; impact on Metro capacity; type of vehicle; parking; amenities; maintenance facility; impact on park land.

North Lake Woods/Germantown
(November 19, 2012)
Attendees: 6
Themes: Parking; travel times; availability of project materials online.

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Day Parade/Silver Spring
(November 17, 2012)
Reach: 50
Themes: The event drew large crowds of people from the entire metropolitan area, particularly the Latino community, which had a large number of parade participants and watchers.

Run Under the Lights/Winter Lights Festival in Seneca Creek Park/Gaithersburg
(November 17, 2012)
Reach: 30
Themes: Specific community request to provide information at their community event.

Decoverly IV Townhouses/Gaithersburg
(November 14, 2012)
Attendees: 4
Themes: Schedule; parking; fares; public reception.

Kentlands Citizens Assembly/Gaithersburg
(November 13, 2012)
Attendees: 9
Themes: Parking; shift in alignment from east to the west side of roadway; station location.

Decoverly IV Condominium Association/Rockville
(November 12, 2012)
Attendees: 8
Themes: Historic and environmental impacts; property acquisition; alignment; at-grade crossings; residential development; re-development of COMSAT site; impact on Ride On service.

Highlands at Clarksburg/Clarksburg
(October 24, 2012)
Attendees: 9
Themes: Parking; fares; pedestrian access; project funding; plans for extension.

Washingtonian Woods/Gaithersburg
(October 23, 2012)
Attendees: 11
Themes: Traffic impacts; property acquisition; Belward Farm; pedestrian and bicycle access; impact on neighborhood access; influence by Johns Hopkins; optional alignments.

King Farm Fall Festival/Rockville
(October 21, 2012)
Reach: 70
Themes: Alignment and traffic impacts on King Farm Boulevard; state share of project funding; doubts about project being built; convenience, positive comparison to BRT in other cities; preference of BRT over light rail; public transportation from Shady Grove to Johns Hopkins Hospital and University in Baltimore; references to recent articles in the Washington Post and Gazette newspapers casting doubt about the project funding and voicing community opposition.

(October 18, 2012)
Attendees: 15
Themes: Fares, station amenities; alignment; noise; traffic impacts; results of EIS; pollution; adverse impacts; station locations and travel times; hours of operation.

Decoverly I/Rockville
(October 15, 2012)
Attendees: 16
Themes: Belward Farm litigation impacts; Montgomery County influence; impact of future development on alignment; coordination with Metro Rail; BRT vehicles; capacity at Shady Grove Metro station; traffic impacts; operations; impact on Ride On bus system; parking.

Oktoberfest at the Kentlands/Gaithersburg
(October 14, 2012)
Reach: 76
Themes: Definition and choice of BRT; impact to existing bus service to Shady Grove Metro.

Montgomery Village Fall Festival/Montgomery Village
(October 13, 2012)
Reach: 55
Themes: Additional outreach requests from Montgomery County Council and Montgomery Village Foundation Board of Directors.

Lakelands Community Association Board/Gaithersburg
(October 8, 2012)
Attendees: 10
Themes: Traffic impacts; transitway width; at-grade crossings; impacts on existing monuments; costs of moving community entryway; storm water management; sidewalk construction; parking; travel time; impact on current bus system.

Community Day at the Universities at Shady Grove/Rockville
(September 22, 2012)
Reach: 55
Themes: Concerns about eliminating vehicle traffic lanes; project funding and federal funding commitment; appreciation for the availability of the commuter bus and MARC information.

Celebrate Gaithersburg
(September 16, 2012)
Reach: 90
Themes: Concerns about eliminating vehicle traffic lanes; project funding and federal funding commitment; travel times; odds of actually building project; appreciation for availability of commuter bus and MARC information.

Community Meetings
King Farm External Affairs Committee/Rockville
(September 5, 2012)
Attendees: 37
Themes: Grass and tree impacts/landscaping plans; parking; impact on community shuttle bus service; construction phasing and schedule; traffic impacts/street closures; impacts to King Farm Boulevard; left turns; ridership; capacity/improvements at Shady Grove Metro station; noise; BRT tax; station locations/footprint; process for community input.