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).
System Maryland Transit Administration
Garage Metropolitan Grove station
Status Proposed
Route type Bus rapid transit
Locale Montgomery County, Maryland
Start Metropolitan Grove station
End Shady Grove station
Length 15 mi (24 km)[1]
Stops 13[1]
Other routes CCT Service via Universities at Shady Grove
Level Daily
Frequency 3.5 minutes peak, 6 minutes mid-day, 10 minutes off-peak
Weekend frequency 10 minutes
Journey time 38 minutes
Operates 4:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Daily ridership 35,900 (2035)[1]

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.[2] The master plans for Montgomery County and Frederick County provide for the eventual extension of the CCT northward along I-270 into Frederick City. The project is in jeopardy now that funding is not available from the state.[3]


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.[4] 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.[5]

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]

Funding for the project was not included in Maryland's proposed transportation budget, pushing the project out at least six years.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Description of Project - Corridor Cities Transitway". Corridor Cities Transitway. Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  2. ^ Montgomery County Planning Department, Silver Spring, MD. "Corridor Cities Transitway." Accessed 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ a b Shaver, Katherine (2016-10-04). "Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delays funding for transitway in upper Montgomery". Washington Post.
  4. ^ Maryland Transit Administration. "Governor O’Malley Announces $100 Million in Transportation Investment for the CCT Project." Corridor Cities Transitway. Accessed 2013-10-15.
  5. ^ Shaver, Katherine (2013-07-27). "Work on Montgomery transitway is scaled back". Washington Post.

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