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


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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White Flint 2 Worksession, Thursday, February 9

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The Planning Board will hold a second worksession on the White Flint 2 plan on noon Thursday, February 9th at their headquarters on 878 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring.  This worksession will focus on the Executive Boulevard part of the proposed White Flint 2 plan.

You can read the staff documents that were prepared for this worksession here.…

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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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Looking for a new condo in the Pike District?

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With construction underway and 3 homes already sold this year, now is the best time to discover the luxury awaiting you at 930 Rose.

930 Rose features 99 spacious one-and two-bedroom residences with designer finishes throughout atop the boutique Canopy by Hilton hotel in Pike & Rose. Residents will enjoy a private entrance lobby, full-time concierge services, rooftop terrace and lounge as well as option to opt into the hotel services and amenities.…

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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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County Planners Debate Project Staging in Drafted Plan for White Flint

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From Bethesda Magazine:

Development that includes nearly 6,000 homes could halt without progress on school, transportation projects

The White Flint 2 region.

Montgomery County planning officials on Thursday debated whether it’s fair to freeze development in the White Flint area if public projects stall.

Under the drafted White Flint 2 Sector Plan, growth would proceed in three phases, but moving through them would require progress on school and transportation improvements.…

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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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