Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Transit Administration
Corridor Cities Transitway
Reports & Studies
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CPOC Study

Montgomery County requested that MTA review the proposed CCT Locally Preferred Alignment to consider suggestions to potentially decrease the initial capital costs of the project and accelerate the construction of the CCT. The evaluation of these suggestions is included in a report prepared by the CCT Project Team. View the full study.


Suggestions were reviewed in the following five segments of the project: the CSX Corridor and Quince Orchard Road (MD 124), Great Seneca Highway (MD 119), Muddy Branch Road, Key West Avenue (MD 28) at Johns Hopkins Drive, and Key West Avenue at Broschart Road/Diamondback Drive. View the study area map. The evaluation of these five suggestions compare the suggestions with the proposed alignment on the basis of transit operations, traffic and travel time impacts, costs, utility impacts, stations, stormwater management, and environmental resources.

Mission Hills Study

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.

King Farm Avoidance Feasibility Study

In 2011, the MTA studied the feasibility of alternative routes for the CCT alignment between the Shady Grove Metrorail Station and the proposed Crown Farm Station. The study was initiated following comments received at a December 2010 Open House/Public Hearing and a request by the City of Rockville to study two alternative CCT alignments operating along I-370 and Shady Grove Road instead of along King Farm Boulevard. The evaluation of these suggestions is included in a report prepared by the CCT Project Team. View the full study.