MCDOT Acting Director Says There Is No More Room For New Roads In the County

MCDOT Acting Director Says There Is No More Room For New Roads In the County

The acting director of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Al Roshdieh, announced that, “the local road network is essentially built out” and MCDOT’s focus will turn towards walkability strategies and creating other forms of transit in the county.

Roshdieh spoke about MCDOT’s approach in an interview published by the county last week. Roshdieh mentioned that MCDOT will focus their strategies on smart growth. This approach involves “taking a holistic view of all of MCDOT’s efforts and asking the question: How do we create the type of community that truly enhances our quality of life and how can our transportation system contribute?” 

Roshdieh also discussed Bus Rapid Transit as one of the strategies to decrease traffic congestion and will get more vehicles off the road. Creating multi-modal transit in the county is an important approach in creating a more transit-oriented, walkable community and we are happy to hear that MCDOT is focused on this.

As the White Flint Sector Plan continues to be implemented, we want to make sure that our county transportation systems, policies, and procdures are aligned with what we want our future community to look like.

Rebecca Hertz

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Rebecca Hertz is the Assistant Executive Director of Friends of White Flint. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts in 2012. She completed her Master’s Degree from Clark University, as well, in Community Development and Planning in 2013. She is interested in how built environments impact the health and growth of communities. Prior to this role, she worked as a youth worker and mentor for several non-profit organizations in Maryland and Massachusetts. She grew up in Rockville, MD and has recently moved back to the region.

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