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.
Montgomery County currently has multiple master-planned transitways: the Corridor Cities Transitway, Georgia Ave Transitway, MD 355 Transitway, New Hampshire Avenue Transitway, the North Bethesda Transitway, Randolph Road Transitway, University Boulevard Transitway, US 29 Transitway and the Veirs Mill Road Transitway. The following map shows the master-planned alignment for each of these transitways, as well as the dedication, easements and reservations for each.