The economic benefits of agglomeration (i.e. more people clustered together in one place) can be huge. Essentially, as more people cluster together, more jobs do too, and both wages and economic productivity increase. A recently released paper for Urban Studies reveals that transit may be the key to producing agglomeration, which can in turn yield an impressive economic benefit to the tune of $1.5 million to $1.8 billion a year per city.…Read More
Category Archives: Transit
What are the five ways commuting is ruining your life, according to the Wall Street Journal?
They don’t count the most obvious one, money, though they do talk about it briefly in the beginning of the segment. They focus on the rising cost of fueling your car, but mention that when fuel prices go up the cost of public transportation can also go up.…Read More
Active Living Research is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to promote daily physical activity, in part by advocating for changes in the way many of our communities and transportation networks are currently formed. They recently released this infographic that shows how choices in how we get around affect our health and safety.…Read More
Like many suburban communities built after World War II, Montgomery County developed based on the assumption that everyone would have a car. However, many households have just one, or none at all. While some are in the county’s urban centers, a surprising number are in very car-dependent places.
According to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey, a sort of annual census, there are over 374,000 households in Montgomery County, and 91.8% of them have cars.…Read More
From our friends at Action Committee for Transit:
We invite you to join us at the upcoming meeting of Action Committee for Transit on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Maryland’s Attorney General Doug Gansler, to talk about “Maryland’s Transit Future”. Come hear what this candidate for Governor has to say about Maryland transit. …Read More
We’ve been pretty clear that we believe Bus Rapid Transit to be the most sensible solution to our county’s exploding traffic congestion. What will ultimately become a spider-web of connected routes is the most flexible, cost-sensitive proposal that has been presented. In a time when doing nothing is not an option, it’s, actually, the only viable solution on the table. …Read More
Our area has the worst traffic in the nation – and now you can let your U.S. Representative and Senators know that you want real solutions to this problem, every time you’re stuck in traffic. Building America’s Future, which lobbies for more infrastructure spending, recently released the I’m Stuck app.…Read More
Looking for Ways to Get Involved and Ensure White Flint Reaches its Potential?
Then, we have two great opportunities for you – and you don’t even need to leave the keyboard.
First, having a post office located in the White Flint sector is not only an important amenity, it’s also key to building our identity. …Read More
The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee held its monthly meeting before a packed crowd Monday night at the Shriver Aquatic Center in Wall Park. The main topic of discussion was the Metro Pike Center development at Rockville Pike and Marinelli Road, which we’ll talk about in more detail later this week.…Read More
Councilmember Roger Berliner, whose District includes White Flint, has been circulating a set of Frequently Asked Questions to constituents who contact his office about the Bus Rapid Transit plan for Montgomery County. We find it to be a fantastic primer on the issues at hand and thank him for sharing it!…Read More