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

Extraordinary Mention of our WMATA Advocacy Campaign in The Washington Post

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I want to make sure you saw this article in The Washington Post. It’s quite wonderful. Robert Thomson (Dr. Gridlock) spends half his piece directly quoting the Friends of White Flint letter to WMATA which I had also sent to the Transportation Planning Board. After the link to the article, you’ll find the part of his story that mentions us.…

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Takeaways from the MD 355 BRT Open Houses

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If you weren’t one of the hundred or so folks who attended one of the recent MD 355 BRT Open Houses, here’s what you missed. (You can view their presentation here … and I urge you to do so.  It discusses in detail what I’ve summarized here, and their boards are higher-resolution and easier to enlarge than what you’ll find in this blog.)

Purpose: to present the MD 355 BRT Conceptual Alternatives and review the results of the Preliminary Analysis.…

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MD 355 BRT Open Houses This Week

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The Maryland Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, is conducting a study for developing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along a portion of the MD 355 corridor. Two public Open Houses will be held to provide information on the BRT conceptual alternatives under study and gather community input about potential BRT service from Bethesda to Clarksburg (including along Observation Drive).…

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Just a couple of days left to oppose service cutbacks to the White Flint area – Deadline is 9am, Monday

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There will be 25% fewer trains during peak times at White Flint station if WMATA’s proposed service cuts are implemented. During rush hour, a train now comes to White Flint station (in theory) every 6 minutes; they have proposed a headway of 8 minutes in their 2018 budget.  During off-peak hours and on weekends, White Flint station will see a train only 4 times an hour — service that can hardly be called frequent.…

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AARP Understands Complete Streets

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AARP created a slide show that vividly shows why incomplete streets are so dangerous … not just for those 50+ but for everyone. Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe, convenient travel for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation, including walking, cycling, driving automobiles, or riding public transportation.…

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WMATA proposes 25% service reduction at White Flint station!

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Yes, you read that right. Trains will be 25% more crowded because there will be 25% fewer trains during peak times at White Flint station if WMATA’s proposed service cuts are implemented. During rush hour, a train now comes to White Flint station (in theory) every 6 minutes; they have proposed a headway of 8 minutes in their 2018 budget.  …

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Say No to Bus Service Reductions in the Pike District

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Your help is needed. Give Metro feedback on its proposed FY2018 Operating Budget and the Capital Improvement Plan by taking the WMATA survey

As we discussed last week, Metro has proposed reducing service to White Flint metro, increasing headways during rush hour to eight minutes and during non-rush hour to fifteen minutes.…

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Advocate for our White Flint Metro Station by 9:00 am, Monday, February 6th!

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Metro wants feedback on its proposed FY2018 Operating Budget, the Capital Improvement Plan and Federal Grant Applications. One of the easiest ways to advocate for our White Flint station is by taking their survey. Metro has proposed reducing service to White Flint metro, increasing headways during rush hour to eight minutes and during non-rush hour to fifteen minutes.…

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BRT Open Houses

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The MD 355 BRT Corridor Planning Study will conduct two Open Houses in the early part of February.  The project team will present the conceptual alternatives that we have been discussing during recent CAC meetings and seek additional public input before determining which of those alternatives will be refined for more detailed analysis during the next phase of the study.…

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