US 29 CACs

CAC September Agenda Update  
As a friendly reminder, we are having out next US 29 CAC meetings the weeks of September 11th and 18th, 2017 (Please find the agenda here ). A new set of topics for our upcoming September meetings have been developed due to requests by CAC members to provide more detailed comments on the project corridor, contributing to the areas of pedestrian safety, ADA, TSP, and bike amenities for current and future bus riders. 

To accomplish the request of CAC members, after a brief update on the  Environmental Documentation (please find under the  "Important Documents" header on the project page) that was sent out on August 10, 2017, we will engage in a  Community Improvement Hotspot ActivityIn this activity, we'll look at opportunities for improvements to the built environment along US 29, and give you a chance to describe how you would make your neighborhoods safer and more accessible. We will also consider where perceived issues and concerns along the corridor can be noted. Please review the Existing Transit Conditions Report which contain background information that may be useful in our discussions.
CAC Meeting Schedule 
The  CAC Central meeting  will be held on  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 , from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at the following location:
Silver Spring United Methodist Church, Parlor Room
Mission Center: Four Corners Campus
33 University Blvd. E.
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Note: This is NOT the campus located on 8900 Georgia Ave!
The  CAC North meeting  will be held on  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 , from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at the following location:
East County Regional Services Center
3300 Briggs Chaney Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20904
The  CAC South meeting  will be held on  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 , from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at the following location:
Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Place, Spring Room
Silver Spring, MD 20910
As we have noted before, if you are unable to attend your regularly scheduled meeting, but would like to attend another location as a CAC member, you are welcome to join any of the other two meeting dates. Members can request a substitute to serve in their place, however individuals cannot substitute more than once in a month if they have already served at a previous CAC meeting on the same set of topics.

CAC Program Plan Update  
The CAC program plan has been updated due to feedback provided by CAC members over the course of the past three meetings regarding content and style. This is in accordance with the notation on page three in the CAC Program Plan which notes "meeting may be subject to schedule adjustment due to project updates or meeting site availability.'
The revised meeting schedule found below includes the moving of Meeting #14 to the month of November 2017, and
Table 1: Updated CAC Program Plan Schedule (Preliminary Engineering)
Meeting Dates Meeting Topics
CAC #13 -   Week of September 11, 2017
  • Update on Environmental Documentation
  • BRT Operations Plan/Local Bus Service Plan Overview
  • Community Improvement Hotspot Activity
CAC #14 - Week of November 5, 2017
  • Update on TSP Locations
  • Preliminary Design Review
  • Next Steps: Final Design Public Outreach Summary/ CAC Program Plan 
If you have any questions regarding the activity or changes in schedule, please feel free to reach out to me directly via email at .  

BRT Systems in the United States

CAC members have asked to see videos of BRT systems in the United States. We recommend taking a look at these videos of the following systems: Swift (Snohomish County, WA), Orange Line (Los Angeles, CA), Emerald Express (Eugene, OR), Flatiron Flyer (Denver, CO) and Health Line (Cleveland, OH).

Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks!

Michael Weinberger
US 29 CAC Meeting Facilitator

For more information, contact Michael Weinberger at or 301-917-3565 or visit us online at