As part of the development review process, the Montgomery County Planning Board requires developers to set aside property required for a transitway as a dedication, easement or reservation. These tools provide varying levels of protection for a transitway, to ensure that the land is available when the County is ready to construct the transitway.
- Dedication: Donation of land to a public agency for parkland, school sites, road and transit rights-of-way, etc., in connection with the development of a subdivision or lot.
- Easement: A contractual agreement to gain temporary or permanent use of, and/or access through, a property. Permanent easements should be shown on a subdivision record plat.
- Reservation: A condition of approval limiting land development for a maximum of three years. During this period the County has the option to purchase the land fee simple.