The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) Project has been released. The EA concludes that the CCT Build Alternative will “not create significant environmental effects within the study area corridor.” The public can submit comments until Monday, May 29, 2017 by sending them to:
Rick Kiegel, PE
Corridor Cities Transitway Project
Maryland Transit Administration
Office of Planning
6 St. Paul Street, Suite 902
Baltimore, MD 21202
The CCT is a nine-mile long Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that follows the route shown from the Metropolitan Grove MARC Station to the Shady Grove Metrorail Station. It consists of dedicated bus lanes next to existing or proposed roads or in the median between their lanes along most of its route and includes some grade-separated crossings, including a “fly-over” of Great Seneca Highway, at Quince Orchard Road,
CCT Direct Service is planned to operate on five-minute intervals during peak periods, six minute intervals during mid-day, and ten-minute intervals during off-peak periods. It is to provide one-way travel time from Shady Grove to Metropolitan Grove in about 42 minutes.
Kentlands is 8th among the 11 CCT Direct Service transitway stations: Shady Grove; East Gaither; West Gaither; Crown Farm; DANAC; LSC Central; LSC West; Kentlands; NIST; Firstfield; and Metropolitan Grove so it seems likely that Kentlands’ citizens will be able to reach Metropolitan Grove in about 10 minutes or Shady Grove in about 35.