|Public Open House Update|
On October 30, 2013, more than 130 residents, elected officials and interested stakeholders joined MTA representatives and staff to learn more about the CCT project. The Public Open House, held at the Conference Center at the Universities at Shady Grove featured advanced design concepts for the CCT project. Engineers were on hand to walk interested attendees through aerial maps of the alignment and detailed typical sections for Phase I of the project. Phase I will extend from the Metropolitan Grove MARC Station south to the Shady Grove Metrorail Station and includes additional transit operations to two new CCT stops located just south of Darnestown Road. Display board and other pertinent project information were available for residents and interested stakeholders to review. Attendees discussed and provided comments on a variety of topics including noise, vehicle type, ridership, stormwater management options and traffic operations.
This meeting also served as the launch for the CCT Area Advisory Committees. Interested attendees asked questions about the process and took time to complete self nomination forms. A limited number of concerns were identified by participants at the meeting including localized noise and parking impacts, a request for an alignment modifications near Muddy Branch Road and King Farm Boulevard and the need for public art as part of system amenities. Written comments received will be reviewed by the MTA. To access the Public Open House maps and display board, please click here.