Purple Line
The Purple Line, a proposed 16-mile light rail or bus rapid transit line in the State of Maryland suburban area of Washington, D.C., extending from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County, is currently in the project planning stage, with the Federally required combined Alternatives Analysis and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (AA/DEIS) having undergone public hearings in the Fall of 2008. Maryland MTA is preparing a recommendation for a locally preferred alternative (LPA) and is concurrently developing an application for New Starts funding. With FTA approval and sufficient funding the project could be ready for construction in 2012.

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Transit Analysis
$ 5,000,000
Conduct Woodrow Wilson Bridge Transit Alternative Analysis Replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge was found to be a major project of both regional and national significance, serving as it does as a key link in the heavily traveled Interstate 95 Corridor. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century” (“TEA-21’) required that the U.S. DOT Secretary and the local entity accepting ownership of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge enter into an agreement providing, inter alia, the project include no more than 12 traffic lanes, with two of these lanes serving as high occupancy, express bus, or rapid transit lanes.

Reconstruction of Dower House Road
The pending expansion of Andrews Air Force Base and the addition of approximately 2700 new employees, resulting from the Department of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Act and other related relocations, will significantly alter the volume and type of traffic patterns on Dower House Road.  The BRAC changes also will result in a substantial increase in the number of trucks utilizing the roadway, particularly to and from the Pearl Harbor Gate, located directly off Dower House Road on the east side of the base, which has become the primary gate for all commercial (truck) traffic entering and exiting Andrews Air Force Base.  This recently reconstructed Pearl Harbor Gate provides trucks with immediate access to two major state roads: Pennsylvania Avenue (MD 4) and Woodyard Road (MD 223).

Reconstruction of Auth Road
With the pending expansion of Andrews Air Force Base and the addition of over 2700 new employees, resulting from the Department of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Act and other related relocations, traffic patterns and volumes along Auth Road will be altered and require significant improvements to be made to the roadway.  Auth Road is a Prince George’s County maintained roadway that serves as a gateway to Andrews Air Force Base, connecting between the Branch Avenue Metro Station and Allentown Road (MD 337) to the Main Gate on the north side of the Base and a potential new pedestrian only gate.

Construction of Roadway improvements in the vicinity of Andrews Air Force Base, MD
Funding is being requested for design, engineering, right-of-way acquisition and construction of priority intersection improvements in the vicinity of Andrews Air Force Base, MD to improve safety, operations and access within the BRAC timeframe.

Prince George’s County Bus Replacement
This project will provide funds for the purchase of 10 replacement hybrid-electric bus vehicles.  Through the use of County General Funds and Maryland Local Bus Capital Grant Funds, the County is prepared to meet the local match requirements of $1,200,000.

Reconstruction of Oxon Hill Road, Phase II
Reconstruction of Oxon Hill Road, Phase II, from south of the National Harbor Entrance to 1000 feet south of Fort Foot Road.  This project involves reconstructing Oxon Hill Road with curbs, gutters, in pavement bicycle lanes, closed storm drainage systems, roundabout, and other traffic calming measures. The existing roadway is substandard in alignment, pavement design and shoulder width.

Implement Capitol Heights Community Shuttle Project
This project provides funds for Capitol Heights Community Shuttle service from Capitol Heights Metro Station along Capitol Heights Blvd to Old Central Avenue (Business District) Rte 214 from Addison Road to Southern Avenue, Rehabilitation of vacant commercial property into municipal plaza and local, municipal transportation hub, Environmental review, Alternative analysis; purchase two (2) new, state of the art alternative fuel 25 passenger shuttle buses.

Brookeville Bypass Construction
The MD (Maryland) 97 Brookeville Project proposes transportation improvements to MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) in the vicinity of the Town of Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland. The purpose and need of this project is to remove the continually increasing traffic volumes from Brookeville, improve traffic operations and safety conditions on existing MD 97, and preserve the historic character of the town. The project area extends approximately two miles from south of Gold Mine Road to north of Holiday Drive and includes the corporate limits of the Town of Brookeville which is the boundary of the Brookeville Historic District as listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Implement purchase Buses for Maryland Statewide Locally Operated Transit Systems
MTA Maryland provides Sect. 5309 funds to expand fleets, replace aged vehicles, and enhance bus maintenance facilities for Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) throughout the State.  After 12 years of service, 40’ buses consume excessive maintenance resources and are ready for retirement, consistent with Federal Transit Administration regulations.  In many cases, local systems with smaller, less durable units must replace vehicles more frequently.  Replacing buses supports regional mobility.

Design and Construct Maryland i-270 Corridor Cities Transitway, MD
The Corridor Cities Transitway is a proposed 13.5-mile light rail or bus rapid transit line in Montgomery County, MD, extending from the Shady Grove Metrorail Station in Rockville through Gaithersburg and Germantown to a terminus at the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) facility south of Clarksburg.  The CCT study is part of a larger effort, the I-270/US 15 Multi-Modal Corridor Study, being conducted by the MDOT and examining a wide range of roadway improvements.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority install and retrofit equipment at vehicle maintenance and administration facilities
WMATA’s sustainability initiative focuses on aspects of the Metro system that are less visible to our customers: our rail yards, bus facilities, and other Metro-owned buildings around the region. The initiative reduces greenhouse gases and increases energy efficiency at WMATA facilities. The project includes installation of solar panels on top of selected WMATA facilities, retrofitting facilities with equipment and system improvements to reduce energy and water use, and installation of more efficient lighting systems in WMATA facilities.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus facilities replacement
This request would help fund currently unfunded projects to replace WMATA’s oldest bus facilities. Half of WMATA-owned bus garages were built before 1950, and some of the oldest were converted trolley barns, one of which dates from 1907. New bus facilities would help meet the National Capital Region’s future mobility needs through expansion of regional bus services and would be designed to address current operating and capital issues.