Corridor Cities Transitway
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. 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. 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.
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.
- Montgomery County Planning Department, Silver Spring, MD. "Corridor Cities Transitway." Accessed 2013-10-15.
- Maryland Transit Administration. "Governor O’Malley Announces $100 Million in Transportation Investment for the CCT Project." Corridor Cities Transitway. Accessed 2013-10-15.
- Shaver, Katherine (2013-07-27). "Work on Montgomery transitway is scaled back". Washington Post.
- "Corridor Cities Transitway" - Main project site (Maryland Transit Administration)
- Maryland State Highway Administration - Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Section 4(f) Evaluation
- Action Committee for Transit - A group supporting transit in Maryland.
- BeyondDC: Corridor Cities Controversy - A critique of planning for the proposed route.