Georgia Avenue (MD 97) in Montgomery County, Maryland

Metro is working in partnership with Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) to launch a tactical bus lane along the Georgia Ave Corridor, between 16th St NW & Wayne Ave.

The Georgia Avenue Corridor was selected based on bus service data such as number of routes, how frequently buses arrive, transit ridership, and bus speed along the corridor. The Georgia Avenue bus lane will primarily serve customers on Metrobus Q1, Q2, Q4, Y2, Y7 and Y8. This bus lane will improve an important connection to the Metrorail Red Line, MARC Brunswick Line, as well as Ride On, Flash BRT, Metrobus, and intercity bus services at the Silver Spring Transit Center.

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Under Design

Metro began the lane design phase in summer 2022 and is expected to complete the design in approximately one year. The 30% Concept Design recommends dedicating the rightmost lane along Georgia Avenue (MD 97) for buses during peak hours and painting the lane red so other roadway users are aware of its purpose. Once designed, construction of the Tactical Bus Lane will involve painting, striping, and signage only.

A similar design and implementation process is taking place in Prince George’s County along Silver Hill Road.

Project Timeline

Project Timeline