Takoma/Langley Crossroads Transit Center
The Takoma/Langley Crossroads is a bustling commercial center flanked by some of the highest residential densities in the Metropolitan Washington Area. 11 bus lines (WMATA, Montgomery County Ride On, Prince George's County The Bus) service this intersection, which is used by approximately 12,000 bus passengers daily. As the outcome of pedestrian safety improvements initiated in the early 2000's, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is building a bus transit center on the northwest corner of the University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue intersection, where the Taco Bell is currently located. Updates on the transit center will be posted here.
October 29, 2013: Update
Construction is moving forward on the Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center, starting with street modifications and drainage improvements in the area through Spring of 2014. Download the October Update (PDF) with the full projected schedule of construction in English and Spanish.
August 15, 2013: Public Meeting
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) held a public meeting at the Takoma Park Community Center to share information on the Takoma/Langley Crossroads Transit Center Project, which will begin construction later this fall. Highlights from the meeting included:
- Pepco has begun moving power lines, traffic signal work will be the first phase of construction
- Construction completion estimated for late 2015
- Sustainable design features include rain harvesting, and solar panels expected to supply the transit center's daytime energy needs.
- More efficient bus stop consolidation, and enhanced pedestrian safety and connectivity
MTA handouts from the public meeting are available from the Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue, as well as the Takoma/Langley CDA. You can also download the materials in English and Spanish.