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

Attend the Ribbon Cutting for White Flint BikeShare

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Montgomery County will hold a ribbon-cutting event next week to celebrate several new BikeShare stations in the Pike District. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the new BikeShare station located at White Flint Metro. (Specifically, they will be on the east side of 355, just north of Marinelli Road.)

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Curious about BRT on Route 355?

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Well, lucky for you, MCDOT has a whole website full of information all about Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355 just waiting for your eyeballs.

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Metro gets third and final ‘yes’ as Maryland commits to its full share of dedicated funding

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From The Washington Post

Maryland will give Metro its full share of $167 million a year in new, permanent funding, the governor and leaders of both legislative chambers said Thursday, putting the transit system on track to win a historic regional deal to support it.

Virginia and the District have committed to provide their share for a total of $500 million a year in the dedicated funding that Metro says it needs for capital investments to ensure safety and reliability.…

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Council Votes Yes to Ike Leggett’s Compromise on Montrose Parkway East Funding

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On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed to a compromise proposed by County Executive Ike Leggett that delays the start of construction of Montrose Parkway East for one year.

In a memo, Ike Leggett said that  the one-year delay from Leggett’s initial proposed construction schedule will allow Montrose Parkway to be redesigned to incorporate better pedestrian and bicycle facilities and connections.…

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Good-bye Grosvenor Turnback! (Fingers Crossed.)

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From The Washington Post

Metro officials are considering increasing the frequency of rush-hour service to Shady Grove by January 2019, in response to calls from Montgomery County officials who have urged the transit agency to end the practice known as “Red Line turn-backs.”

In documents released in advance of Thursday’s Metro board meeting, agency officials said they will seek input from the public on whether to add trains to the system so they can provide more peak-period service from Grosvenor-Strathmore to Shady Grove station.…

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A memo on Montrose Parkway from Councilmembers Berliner, Riemer, and Hucker

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

TO: Councilmembers
FROM: Council President Riemer  Councilmember Berliner  Councilmember Hucker
SUBJECT: Transportation FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program

Colleagues, it is important that we focus the County’s limited resources for transportation improvements on projects that will most efficiently move the most number of people while reflecting our goal of creating walkable, vibrant, and environmentally sustainable places.…

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FOWF’s Official Position on Possible Delay of Montrose Parkway Funding

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Montrose Parkway East is important to long-term transportation connectivity to the White Flint area. Should the County Council choose to delay funding of this road, Friends of White Flint recommends the Council ensure Montrose Parkway East CIP funds serve their original purpose — improving transportation in the White Flint area.

We strongly urge the Council to use the Montrose Parkway funding to advance the White Flint sector plan by funding essential transportation projects including the revitalization of Rockville Pike, the eastern workaround, and the second metro entrance.

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FRIT explores how to build a second metro entrance cheaper and faster

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In an effort to advance building a second entrance at White Flint metro, Federal Realty Investment Trust retained the engineering firm AECOM and worked with WMATA to develop a simpler, less expensive approach to the project. The next step towards implementation is the development of a more detailed design and cost estimate. …

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No more Montrose Parkway East?

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MetroNow Adds New Members as Legislative Momentum Builds for Metro Funding and Reform

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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. …

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