Bus Rapid Transit Line (Flash)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s new $16 million bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the Flash, operates along US 29 in Montgomery County, Maryland, and provides a faster and more efficient way to move people along the corridor at a lower cost. This project used the construction manager at-risk (CMAR) delivery method.

The 14-mile-long project included constructing 11 new architecturally designed BRT station platforms with near-level boarding, 18 bus stop and station canopies, upgraded station amenities, enhanced pedestrian walkways, bike facilities, bikeshare stations, specialty lighting, signage and wayfinding, CCTVs, pre-payment kiosks, ticket machines, fare card validators, real-time transit information via message boards, windscreens, art mosaics, benches, emergency blue phones, and new landscaping.

EBA performed construction project management, constructability reviews, field construction inspection services, lead inspection services, construction materials testing, construction administration services, electrical inspections, final commissioning and testing of bus facilities, and construction phase services.

Multiple active construction sites were open simultaneously on this complex project. On average, EBA’s inspectors were managing the construction of 6 to 8 new stations and 3 to 5 miles of roadway simultaneously. All BRT stations were constructed efficiently with no service disruption.

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