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Connecting Maryland and Virginia By Transit

Bethesda and Tysons, in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia, respectively, look like neighbors on a map, but they lack a direct transit route. That could change.
December 4, 2020, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Libby Solomon reports on a transit study underway in Fairfax and Montgomery counties that will consider the possibilities for bus connections between the two counties separated by the Potomac River.

"The transit study is a joint endeavor by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)," reports Solomon.

Already available for public scrutiny are eight preliminary route options. "In Montgomery County, potential routes could serve Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring or Frederick. Of those routes, all but one would route through or end at Tysons."

Both states are also studying a plan to add capacity to the American Legion Bridge, which could include transit.

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Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Greater Greater Washington
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