The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Maryland Department of Transportation's Transit Administration conducted a study to evaluate 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, 2020 to provide information and answer questions about the study. VDOT also provided information from its 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project environmental assessment and preliminary design plans.
See a recording of the session below.
ABOUT THE STUDY
DRPT conducted 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. The final report was completed March 5, 2021. Study results are available here.