From The Washington Post
Maryland will give Metro its full share of $167 million a year in new, permanent funding, the governor and leaders of both legislative chambers said Thursday, putting the transit system on track to win a historic regional deal to support it.
Virginia and the District have committed to provide their share for a total of $500 million a year in the dedicated funding that Metro says it needs for capital investments to ensure safety and reliability.… Read More
On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed to a compromise proposed by County Executive Ike Leggett that delays the start of construction of Montrose Parkway East for one year.
In a memo, Ike Leggett said that the one-year delay from Leggett’s initial proposed construction schedule will allow Montrose Parkway to be redesigned to incorporate better pedestrian and bicycle facilities and connections.… Read More
We need your help to make our April 12 District One Candidates Forum a huge success. Will you volunteer?
We need note takers to jot down the pithy and not-so pithy points made by the candidates. We also need someone to videotape the forum and do a Facebook live video. … Read More
The modern and hip 177-room Canopy by Hilton opened last week. Also, folks began to move into their gorgeous new condos at 930 Rose last week.
Canopy by Hilton and 930 Rose at Pike and Rose
A condo at 930 Rose
The just right room at Canopy By Hilton
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The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee met this week, and here’s what happened.
Corey Pitts, BRT Project Manager for Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation, gave a presentation on Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355. (We’ll post his presentation as soon as we receive it.)
The executive committee met with County Executive Ike Leggett and said it was a positive meeting.… Read More
Learn what the candidates for the District One County Council seat think about the White Flint area, smart growth, and other pertinent issues. Come to our Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7pm, at the Bethesda North Conference Center.
A big thank you to the Bethesda North Conference Center for donating the space.… Read More
From Bethesda Beat
A sushi and sake bar and an Indian restaurant will soon open at Pike & Rose.
Commonwealth Indian will open in place of La Madeleine on Old Georgetown Road, and Kusshi Sushi and Sake Bar in what had been Carluccio’s next to Owen’s Ordinary.
Kusshi Sushi, which takes its name from the kusshi oyster, will open in the fall, offering sushi rarities such as sea urchin and its namesake oyster, according to a Pike & Rose spokeswoman.… Read More
Of course we’re not surprised, but Niche named North Bethesda the best place to live in Maryland and the #66 best suburb to live in America. We were also named the #1 suburb in Maryland for millennials. Garrett Park was named second best.
Other interesting tidbits: 39% of North Bethesda residents have a master’s degree or higher and 16% of the population in North Bethesda are children.… Read More
Comments Off on Good-bye Grosvenor Turnback! (Fingers Crossed.)
From The Washington Post
Metro officials are considering increasing the frequency of rush-hour service to Shady Grove by January 2019, in response to calls from Montgomery County officials who have urged the transit agency to end the practice known as “Red Line turn-backs.”
In documents released in advance of Thursday’s Metro board meeting, agency officials said they will seek input from the public on whether to add trains to the system so they can provide more peak-period service from Grosvenor-Strathmore to Shady Grove station.… Read More
Comments Off on Our Questions for the Candidates
Please find below the questionnaire we sent to at large candidates and county executive candidates. We thank you for the dozens of suggestions many of you made concerning which questions we should ask.
We ask you to complete the attached brief questionnaire so that the people who live, work, play … and vote … in the White Flint area can choose their candidates with knowledge and care.… Read More