Corridor Cities Transitway

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A map of the officially proposed transitway route (orange), with an alternate alignment proposed by the Action Committee for Transit (blue).

The Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) is a proposed 15-mile (24 km) bus rapid transit line in Maryland that would run from the Shady Grove Metro station in Gaithersburg northwest to Clarksburg.[1] The master plans for Montgomery County and Frederick County provide for the eventual extension of the CCT northward along I-270 into Frederick City.

On August 5, 2013, the State of Maryland announced that $100 million has been budgeted for planning, final design, and right-of-way acquisition for the first phase of the project, which comprises 9 miles (14 km) of the route.[2] As of 2012, the Phase I cost was estimated at $545 million, and the total project cost was estimated to be $828 million. No funding has been allocated for the second phase, which would cover the remaining 6 miles (9.7 km). The state is applying for federal grants for the project.[3]

A study was performed by the Maryland Transit Administration in coordination with the larger I-270/US 15 Multi-Modal Corridor Study conducted by the Maryland Department of Transportation, examining multiple options for the region including possible Express toll lanes along I-270.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Montgomery County Planning Department, Silver Spring, MD. "Corridor Cities Transitway." Accessed 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ Maryland Transit Administration. "Governor O’Malley Announces $100 Million in Transportation Investment for the CCT Project." Corridor Cities Transitway. Accessed 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ Shaver, Katherine (2013-07-27). "Work on Montgomery transitway is scaled back". Washington Post. 

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