Southern Maryland Rapid Transit Study
Prince George’s and Charles Counties, MD - 2015


  • Transit and Station Planning
  • Multi-modal access
  • Roadway Design
  • Traffic Modeling
  • Travel Forecasting
  • Public Outreach


The MD 5/US 301 corridor is a major north/south transportation corridor in Maryland for commuting, recreational and regional travel. Sabra & Associates, Inc. are under contract to perform an Alternatives Analysis leading toward a mode selection and locally preferred alternative for an 18-mile transit corridor.  The study evaluated  multiple potential alignments for constructability, ridership, environmental impacts, community acceptance, construction costs, and economic development potential.  Detailed work efforts include:


Environmental Studies

Analysis includes impact to wetlands, streams, forests, open space, as well as cultural resources, environmental justice, air quality, noise, and historic resources

Ridership Estimates

Analysis includes development of transit services plans (span of service, frequency, limits) projections for opening and design year future peak hour and daily boardings at a line and station level, as well as trips linked to other transit services

Engineering Studies

Analysis includes evaluation of alternative alignments for roadway traffic operations, engineering line and grade, right-of-way assessment, utilities, stormwater management, landscape architecture, parking, pedestrian and bicycle access, station architecture, structures, and maintenance facilities.

Stakeholder and Public Involvement

Open house support, website support, stakeholder coordination including SHA, Charles and Prince George’s County, Department of Defense (Joint Base Andrews), CSX and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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