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MCDOT Wins TPB Grant to Develop Transit Plan for the Great Seneca Science Corridor

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

MCDOT has been awarded a $60,000 Transportation Land-Use Connections Program grant by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board to prepare a short-range transit plan for a corridor not currently served by bus routes. The corridor extends from the Shady Grove Metrorail Station to the Metropolitan Grove MARC Station. The funding will help establish a preferred transit routing and service plan. 

This corridor will be served in the future by the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT), which is integral to the Great Seneca Science Master Plan. However, funding to move the CCT forward has not been identified. 

Until the CCT becomes operational, a short-term transit plan would assess ways to connect commuters using the Watkins Mill interchange of I-270, which is currently under construction, to the MARC Metropolitan Grove Station and Park and Ride Lot. Implementation of the transit plan is expected to begin in 2020 when the interchange is scheduled to be completed. 

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Release ID: 18-556
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-6513