Category Archives: Transit
Comments Off on MetroNow Adds New Members as Legislative Momentum Builds for Metro Funding and Reform
As legislative sessions gain speed in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. with Metro reform taking center stage, MetroNow, a coalition committed to immediate action achieving long-term dedicated funding and reform for Metro system, welcomed new members from across the business, nonprofit, and advocacy sectors.
MetroNow’s growing coalition reaffirmed its commitment to bring diverse voices from across the region together with Virginia, Maryland, and District leaders in order to secure the legislative victories that will create a safer, stronger, and fiscally-sound Metro. … Read More
Comments Off on One more time — write your state legislators to support dedicated, bondable funding for Metro
Our region’s subway system is only major transit system in the nation without a dedicated source of funding. For over 40 years, this lack of permanent funds has meant that to keep going, the system has had to constantly and repeatedly secure monies from Maryland, Virginia and DC, as well as the federal government.… Read More
Comments Off on Urge Maryland to Provide Dedicated Metro Funding. (Show Metro some good love on Valentine’s Day.)
Join a rising swell of supporters who are taking action to make sure we put our Metro system on a positive and sustainable path forward. Metro is the second busiest transit system in the country and the only major system without a dedicated funding source.
Maryland’s elected officials have the opportunity to change this and to make long-term dedicated funding for Metro a reality.
Comments Off on Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing February 15
On January 25, 2018, the Planning Board conducted a public hearing on the Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Draft and received testimony from more than 270 people.
The next step is for the Planning Board to review the testimony they received and to consider changes in the plan based on those comments.
Friends of White Flint members are far from the only people who want Metro to end the Grosvenor Turnback. (The Grosvenor Turnback means every other train turns around at Grosvenor station meaning that the White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville, and Shady Grove stations have greatly diminished service.)
Maryland Representatives and Senators have sent a letter to WMATA advocating for the elimination of the Grosvenor Turnback.… Read More
Comments Off on BRT on Route 355 — Alternative Routes and Stops
You’ve been hearing about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for years and wonder when the heck it will happen. No worries: the folks at MCDOT have been busy working on this large project. Below you’ll see some select boards from their recent Route 355 open house that contain lots of information on alternative routes, headways, and stations.… Read More
Comments Off on End Grosvenor Metro Turn-Backs
Some time ago, WMATA committed to eliminating the metro turn-backs at Grosvenor Station by June, 2018. These turn-backs cause every other train to end at Grosvenor station, severely diminishing service to White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville, and Shady Grove stations. The turn-backs also negatively impact ridership to White Flint and other stops north of Grosvenor.… Read More
Comments Off on Catch up on Route 355 BRT
Comments Off on What do you want to tell the Planning Board about the Bicycle Master Plan?
The community is invited to comment on the Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Draft. You can read the plan here.
The Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing will take place on January 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Montgomery County Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland).… Read More
Comments Off on Driverless Cars — Utopia or Dystopia?
Wondering how autonomous vehicles might impact the Pike District — and the rest of the world? This article from 99 Percent Invisible shows both the potential good and bad that might arise from this revolutionary technology.
Autonomy will change cities as much as cars did,” says Silicon Valley venture capitalist Benedict Evans.… Read More