Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Category Archives: Transit

New Route 355 Ride On extRa Service is Launched

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Yesterday, County Executive Ike Leggett participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new, limited stop Ride On extRa rush hour service. Leggett announced that Ride On extRa will be free during the month of October 2017. He was joined at the celebration by County Council Vice President Hans Riemer, Department of Transportation Director Al Roshdieh, and Montgomery College Parking and Transportation Manager Mark Pace.…

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Our Crosswalk Ribbon Cutting Celebration was an Extraordinary Success!

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County Executive Ike Leggett, County Council President Roger Berliner, MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh, Friends of White Flint Executive Director Amy Ginsburg, and Coalition for Smarter Growth Montgomery Advocacy Manager Pete Tomao cut the ribbon yesterday on the wonderful new crosswalks in the Pike District.

“We are here to serve the community, so I value the support from residents and groups, such as the Friends of White Flint and Coalition for Smarter Growth, as we create an environment that supports a first rate multi-modal transportation system,” said Ike Leggett.…

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Full-scale emergency response drill at White Flint Station

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On Sunday, August 27, Metro Transit Police and Montgomery County first responders will conduct a full-scale emergency drill at the White Flint Metrorail Station. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, Montgomery County Police, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Maryland Department of Transportation will also participate in the drill.…

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Drop it for a day and get a BOGO offer from Chipotle

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 September 22nd is Car Free Day, a worldwide effort to encourage everyone to go car free by using public transportation, biking or walking, or to go “car-lite” by carpooling or vanpooling.  Enter to win great prizes from Montgomery County Commuter Services and the regional Commuter Connections program – including a Kindle Fire, SmarTrip® cards, and more!…

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Leggett Announces Free Fares on New MD 355 Ride On extRa Service during October 2017

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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced today at the Montgomery County Fair that the new, faster Ride On extRa rush hour service beginning October 2 on Route 355 will be free, on an introductory basis, during the month of October.

“Along Route 355, our busiest commuting route, people will have another option for getting to work and home, while using WiFi to stay connected,” said Leggett.…

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Vision Zero in Montgomery County

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The County has just released its Vision Zero Two Year Action Plan.  According to the Plan, “the status quo on our roads in Montgomery County and across the United States is unacceptable. The United States is an outlier for traffic fatalities compared to other wealthy countries. On average, more than 35 people lost their lives and 400 were severely injured on roads in Montgomery County, Maryland, annually between 2012 and 2016.…

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Our Greater Greater Washington Post from Friday in support of July 12 Walkable Wendesday

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To make White Flint better for business, make the streets safer

By Amy Ginsburg (Guest Contributor)Pete Tomao (Contributor) July 7, 2017 14

A missing crosswalk on Old Georgetown Road. Photo by Dan Reed. Image licensed under Creative Commons.

In 2010, Montgomery County passed the White Flint Master Plan with hopes to turn the area into a transit-oriented destination.…

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Fifty pedestrians who love walking in the Pike District participated in last night’s first Walkable Wednesday

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We were thrilled that fifty … yes, fifty! … people turned our for our first Walkable Wednesday. The Coalition for Smarter Growth and Friends of White Flint discussed relatively easy-to-execute, relatively inexpensive ways we can make the Pike District safer and more convenient for pedestrians. During the tour, we also pointed out the big and little things that make an area more … or less …walkable.…

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Tell ’em what you think about their bikeway recommendations

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The Bicycle Master Plan Team of the Montgomery County Planning Department invites the community to comment on their preliminary bikeway recommendations for the Montgomery County’s Bicycle Master Plan on their Bikeway ReactMap.
Users can view the map legend, review a brief description of bikeway facility types and add comments about the bikeway recommendations. 
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