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


Tag Archives: Budget

Metro’s revised budget restores some service!

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Metro listened to all of us! Your emails and surveys were effective, and our advocacy worked! (Not perfectly, but pretty darn well.)

  • Rail service proposal would only reduce frequency in peak travel periods, such that trains would operate about every 8 minutes on all lines.

  • Off-peak rail service reductions originally proposed would not be implemented.

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8 minutes between Metro trains at rush hour?! And 15 minutes during non-peak times?!

Posted on by Amy Ginsburg

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You may have seen articles in the media about the just released proposed WMATA budget. If not, here are a couple of links to bring you up-to-date.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2016/11/01/heres-what-the-metrorail-budget-would-mean-line-by-line/

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/34036/metros-latest-budget-proposal-includes-huge-cuts-to-rail-and-bus-service/

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2016/10/31/reality-check-metros-proposed-budget-will-slash.html

http://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2016/10/whats-behind-metros-fare-hike-service-cut-proposals/slide/1/

Unfortunately, the proposed budget, if passed, means very long gaps between trains at White Flint.  During peak hours, trains will come every 8 minutes.  …

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Montgomery County Council FY-15 Budget Updates

Posted on by Rebecca Hertz

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The Montgomery County Council met on Thursday, May 15 to deliberate on the FY-15 Montgomery County Operating Budget and the FY 2015-20 Capital Improvements Program. The council came to an unanimous tentative agreement on the Operating Budget for FY-15 and the FY2015-20 CIP.

Some of the key actions to took place that are important for White Flint include:

  •  The approval of the FY 15 Montgomery County Operating Budget of $4.99 billion, which will include funding for the Urban Park Elements.
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