Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Transit Administration
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Welcome to the CCT

We welcome you to the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) website and encourage you to browse through the website to stay connected to the project. We have provided maps, graphics, and text which is designed to inform you about the project and offer ways to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

The CCT is a 15 mile project in Montgomery County, Maryland from the COMSAT facility near Clarksburg, Maryland to the Shady Grove Metro Station. The project has two phases. Phase I is 9 miles from Metropolitan Grove to Shady Grove. This Phase is actively underway and is currently proceeding with engineering and environmental analysis and is funded for formal environmental documentation, final design, and right-of-way acquisition. Phase II would be a future extension from Metropolitan Grove to the COMSAT facility near Clarksburg, and would be developed as land use matures and additional transportation funding becomes available. Click on About the Project/Description of Project link for a more detailed description of both Phase I and Phase II of the project.


Latest News:


August 18, 2014


The three AACs have been busy since the joint kickoff meeting in April and will continue to meet through March 2014. Every AAC will discuss the same general topics – alignment, traffic, urban design, station design, environmental stewardship, bicycle and pedestrian access, operations, project costs and funding, and construction impacts – but depending on the local conditions within the AAC study area and the particular interests of the AAC members, the timing and emphasis of the discussions may vary from one AAC to the next.

AACs One and Two each held meetings in May and July and discussed the proposed alignment, station location, intersection design, and traffic analysis and how it influences project decision making. The focus of September’s meetings will be on urban design and how it integrates bicycle and pedestrian access, passenger safety, and green infrastructure into the overall CCT design.

AAC Three met in May and held a walking tour in June to discuss the typical section options for the median of King Farm Boulevard. AAC Three members were asked to provide feedback on two transitway typical section options. The options were first presented at the May meeting and the June walking tour allowed members to visualize the two options while standing in the field where the changes would occur and to ask additional questions. AAC Three will be meeting in August to summarize the typical section decision and discuss traffic. 

AAC meeting materials, including meeting summaries can be found here.


May 21, 2014

On December 3, 2013, members of the CCT Project Team met with residents of Mission Hills to discuss their concerns about the transitway, its location relative to their homes, and vehicular access to their community. Residents expressed concern that the addition of the transitway, along with the existing congestion on Muddy Branch Road, would make it difficult to exit the community during morning and afternoon peak travel times. Mission Drive is the only access point to the Mission Hills community of 52 homes. Consequently, the MTA agreed to study options to address the community’s concerns.

The resulting study evaluated four options and compared them to the alignment shown at the October 2013 public meeting. View the four options. The study compared the options including the basis of transit operations, traffic and travel time impacts, costs, stations, stormwater management, and environmental resources. View the full study.

The results of the study were shared at a community meeting with Mission Hills on May 20, 2014. Feedback was provided by residents of the community and additional comments can be made here. No additional studies are proposed at this time.


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We want to spread the word about the CCT!  If you’d like the team to meet with your community, neighborhood, business or special interest group to present the project, listen to ideas and seek feedback we’d be more than happy.  These types of exchanges will help us better understand local issues and help shape informed solutions along the CCT Corridor. To arrange for a team member to meet with your group, please contact:

Tracee Strum-Gilliam
Public Involvement Specialist

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