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At the first of two public hearings on a 79-mile bus rapid transit network, about 100 residents and interest groups turned out to testify on how the proposal would affect the future of commuting in Montgomery County.
One of America's oldest highways and a primary commuter route in Northern Virginia could get a major face-lift.
At a public hearing before the Montgomery County Planning Board Thursday evening, more than 50 residents testified about bus-rapid transit.
As lawmakers in Annapolis debate a bill to fund projects like the Purple Line in Montgomery County, a plan for another mass transit option is also in the works.
Montgomery County wants to create a countywide bus rapid transit network that would run on major roads, including Georgia Avenue and Rockville Pike.
Montgomery County is looking at a bus rapid transit system, but county planners say residents could end up paying for empty buses.