The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Maryland Department of Transportation's Transit Administration are studying multimodal transportation options to reduce congestion, improve trip reliability and regional connections, and enhance existing and planned multimodal mobility and connectivity on I-495 and the American Legion Bridge. DRPT, in partnership with VDOT, held a virtual public information meeting on Wednesday, November 18 to provide information and answer questions about the study. VDOT also provided information on its 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project, which is open for formal comments on its environmental assessment and preliminary design plans until December 4, 2020.
See a recording of the session below.
ABOUT THE STUDY
DRPT is conducting its I-495 American Legion Bridge Transit and TDM Study in coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). The recommendations resulting from this study are aimed to work in concert with Virginia's proposed northern extension of the I-495 Express Lanes and Maryland's proposed managed lanes program for the American Legion Bridge, I-495, and I-270. Draft recommendations will be available early December for public input and the final report is scheduled to be complete in January 2021. Study updates are available here.