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

Yay! No more Grosvenor-Turnbacks!!

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The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) Board took final action today to extend continuous Red Line service to Shady Grove. This service improvement will begin in December 2018.

With the changes approved Thursday by Metro’s board of directors, service to the Shady Grove, Rockville, Twinbrook and White Flint stations will increase to 15 trains per hour.…

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BRT Presentation from last week’s Community Meeting

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Corey Pitts of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) gave a succinct and informative presentation about Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355 at last week’s community meeting.  We’re happy that we can share the slides from that presentation with you today. (Click on a slide to enlarge it.)

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Check out the plans for the separated bike lanes on Marinelli

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Approximately sixty people attended last night’s very informative community meeting. Over the next few days, we’ll share with you the presentations that folks from MCDOT made on various topics.

Today we share the presentation on the separated bike lanes on Marinelli Road from Nebel to Rockville Pike. This project will add .4 miles of one way 5 feet- to 6 feet- wide separated bike lanes.…

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The latest on the Grosvenor Turnback

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Click here to read the entire article from WTOP 

The funding to end the Grosvenor Turnback is now embedded in Metro’s fiscal year 2019 budget, which will serve as the base year for Virginia’s calculations of cost caps imposed on Metro as part of the agreement to provide a share of new dedicated capital funding for the agency.…

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Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Scheduled at County Council for July 10

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The Montgomery County Planning Department invites the community to testify at the County Council’s public hearing for the Bicycle Master Plan, scheduled for Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Office Building (100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD, third-floor hearing room). The hearing will be televised live on County Cable Montgomery channels and streamed live online.
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Last Chance Today! Important! Tell Metro To End the Grosvenor Turnback

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Metro seeks feedback on alternatives to increase service on the Red Line between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove stations. This is your chance to tell Metro to end the Grosvenor Turnback, and it’s really important that you take Metro’s survey today, May 21st. Choose Option A and/or B.

Currently during weekday rush hours, Red Line trains operate every 8 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Silver Spring providing service every four minutes between these stations.…

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A wonderful … if wet … Bike to Work Day 2018 at Pike & Rose

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How much do we love this new mid-block crosswalk?

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Thank you, MCDOT, for our beautiful brand new mid-block crosswalk on Marinelli between the Conference Center and the Grand/Wisconsin buildings!  We’ve been working with MCDOT for a year to create this crosswalk, and we couldn’t be happier to see it installed. It’s a boon for walking convenience and safety.  (Of course — be careful and be sure no cars are zooming through as you cross.)

There’s more pedestrian improvements to come through our Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign, so stay tuned!…

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Register for Bike to Work Day

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On Friday, May 18, 2018 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Be one of the first 20,000 to register and attend this FREE EVENT, then bike to your choice of 100 pit stops in D.C., MD, and VA and receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a new bicycle.…

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