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Crown Farm, Life Sciences Center, and Kentlands

The Maryland Transit Administration has completed its evaluation of several alignment alternatives for the Corridor Cities Transitway. See the report for more information.

Analysis of Alignment Alternatives Serving Crown Farm, Life Sciences Center and Kentlands pdf_icon

Project Video

Take a look! This video will give you a quick overview of the project - why it is needed, what alternatives are being studied and how it will help commuters and residents.

Pubic Hearing Materials

Over 430 people attended the public hearings on June 16 and June 18, 2009. The hearings were held to allow citizens the opportunity to learn about new project alternatives and review the results of the Alternatives Analysis/Environmental Assessment (AA/EA). Those attending were invited to comment on the project and the AA/EA document through private or public testimony, and/or written comments. Read more...

Project Newsletter

The Winter 2009 Newsletter was mailed out to the project area in March 2009. The newsletter contains the latest updates on the project.

Winter 2009 Newsletter (English) pdf_icon

Winter 2009 Newsletter (Spanish) pdf_icon


Groups & Organizations...

We'd like to meet with you! Members of the project team are available to meet with your community, neighborhood, business or special interest group. Listening to your ideas and feedback will help us shape informed solutions to relieve congestion and improve safety along the I-270/US 15 Corridor. To arrange for a team member to meet with your group, Contact Us.


Light rail train.The I-270/US 15 Multi-Modal Corridor Study is a one-of-a-kind project in Maryland with a simple goal…to make life easier for Maryland residents. This potential project is moving forward with new momentum and is widely supported by commuters in Frederick County and Montgomery County. A joint effort by the Maryland State Highway Administration and the Maryland Transit Administration, the Corridor Study examines Frederick County's and Montgomery County's most congested areas, a 30-mile stretch running from the intersection of US 15 and Biggs Ford Road along I-270 to the Shady Grove Metro Station. This Corridor Study explores options to ease congestion by making highway improvements in conjunction with proposed transit options, such as bus rapid transit or light rail transit, along a dedicated corridor known as the Corridor Cities Transitway.

View of I-270 from an overpass.

Highway and Transit Projects Likely to Proceed Independently

Since the mid-1990s, the Maryland State Highway Administration and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) have been working in partnership to assess a series of multi-modal improvements in Montgomery and Frederick Counties as part of the I-270/US 15 Multi-Modal Corridor Study. After more than a decade working together on a single multi-modal project, the highway and transit elements of the I-270/US 15 Multi-Modal Corridor Study will advance in separate, but coordinated, tracks.

In anticipation of this change, the MTA has begun a public outreach campaign to inform area residents about the CCT and its benefits beyond any potential highway improvements. Meetings have been and continue to be held with area homeowners and community groups. In addition, informational tables have been set up at area shopping centers where information on the CCT and MTA services in the region has been distributed. MTA has also recently developed a new transit-only website ( where residents can learn more about the CCT as it proceeds through the Federal approval process. A CCT NEWS newsletter has also been published.

The Multi-Modal website will continue to be available and updated regularly as the highway and transit efforts progress until such time when the highway and transit elements warrant separate websites.