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Rapid Transit Supporters Bringing Campaign To County Fair

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 7/25/2014, 3:25pm  ET

Potential look for a Bus Rapid Transit vehicle in Montgomery County, via County Planning DepartmentAmong the rides, food and farm animals at this year’s Montgomery County Agricultural Fair will be a group of bus rapid transit boosters offering a look at what a future county rapid transit vehicle might look like.

The Communities for Transit, a nonprofit created to push the county toward implementing its bus rapid transit master plan, will hold court at the annual fair in Gaithersburg when it starts on Friday, Aug. 8.

Members will give out information to fair-goers about the latest details of the system — which could include a bus rapid transit corridor along Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road.

David Hauck, the group’s executive director, told a group of supporters at an event in White Flint this week that County Executive Isiah Leggett is expected to show up at the display on Aug. 12 for a press conference. He encouraged as many BRT supporters as possible to show up.

A BRT system is also planned for the Corridor Cities Transitway, meant to connect residents of Gaithersburg, Clarksburg and nearby places with the Shady Grove Metro station.