TIGER Funding for FLASH on US 29

Description

Montgomery County was selected by the United States Department of Transportation for a $10 million TIGER grant (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) to help fund a 14-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system along US 29. The TIGER program is merit-based and highly competitive.

The FLASH on US 29 project will transform mobility options with the implementation of a 14-mile BRT service on the eastern edge of Montgomery County, Maryland. This project will improve transit reliability and opportunities for low-income and minority populations, enhance planned mixed-use redevelopment transforming an auto-oriented single-purpose development into vibrant, mixed-use urban centers, provide access to a fast-growing jobs corridor, and enhance the quality of life for over 120,000 people who live within a half-mile of this highly congested suburban corridor.

Learn more about the project on the FLASH on US 29 Project Page

TIGER Project Information

Submitted Package

RELIABLE Frequent service, dedicated lanes, and green light priority signaling keep FLASH vehicles moving.

EFFICIENT One FLASH vehicle can take up to 90 cars off the road, making our transportation network more efficient and your commute easier.

CLEAN FLASH reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions, making our air cleaner.

COMFORTABLE New FLASH stations will feature real-time travel info and provide a place for you to wait comfortably and pay your fare before boarding.

COST-EFFECTIVE You can save money by riding FLASH instead of driving a car.