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: Bus Rapid Transit

Community Involvement and Advocacy Matter

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We’ve talked a lot on this blog about the Rapid Transit system coming to Montgomery County. A recent development in the planning of the Georgia Avenue route highlights why community involvement, attention and advocacy is crucial in plans like these.

As David Hauck from Communities for Transit writes on the Greater Greater Washington blog,  the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has released an outlandish proposal for how the route will travel down Georgia Avenue.  

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Why MoCo Needs Bus Rapid Transit

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As most of us are aware, the Greater Washington, D.C. area is known for having some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. Montgomery County, however, is taking action to change this pattern of traffic in the D.C. area. As we have discussed in many past posts, MoCo is bringing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program to the county.…

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Communities for Transit

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Recently, Communities for Transit (CFT) joined Friends of White Flint as a community organization member and I spoke with David Hauck, the Executive Director, about the organization.  CFT is a local non-profit organization located in Silver Spring focusing on county and community needs. CFT’s mission is to build support for alternative transit methods in Montgomery County, specifically the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

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Why Not Build More Roads?

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A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at a local office of realtors with an update on White Flint redevelopment.  During our discussion of the multi-faceted way we are approaching the area’s traffic problems, someone asked “Why don’t we just build more roads?  I’m going to drive anyway.”  

There are many answers to this question including the fact that roads are much more highly subsidized than transit and, overall, more expensive to build.  

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Update from White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee February Meeting

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The February 10th meeting began with the mention of no new development taking place throughout the White Flint sector currently. The Pike and Rose development is continuing nicely with their first Phase.

Then the meeting turned to the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee update. The committee is in support of the county’s proposed Bill 33-13: Urban Road Code Standards and Pedestrian Safety Improvements.  …

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Young People Really Are Driving Less

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Many who presently live in the car-centric White Flint area have trouble envisioning our lives without our vehicles.  But, as I share with some frequency, there is a rising trend among the younger generation to avoid cars altogether.  Young adults and, particularly young professionals, are graduating from school with mountains of debt and find themselves reluctant to assume more in the form of a car.

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Updates from White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee January Meeting

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Here are some updates from the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting on January 13th:

The discussion started with a focus on Woodglen Drive and Executive Boulevard. Committee members are concerned with the issues surrounding the shared-use path on Woodglen Drive.  There has been some confusion after the county permitting department made what appears to be a mistake when dealing with Paladar Kitchen and Rum Bar.  …

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White Flint Implementation Committee January Meeting Next Week

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The January 2014 White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee meeting will take place on Monday, January 13, 2014, 7 p.m., at Wall Local Park/ Shriver Aquatic Center. The White Flint Sector Plan Advisory Committee is made up of property owners, residents and interest groups that have interest in the redevelopment of the Sector Plan area, as well as representatives from the Executive Branch.…

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Could BRT connect White Flint to Northern Virginia?

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For years, there’s been talk of improving transit connections across the Potomac River between Montgomery and Fairfax counties. There might be a solution in Montgomery County’s newly-approved rapid transit plan, and it could be a big deal for White Flint.

As the sole connection between Montgomery and Fairfax, not to mention a key link on the Capital Beltway, the American Legion Bridge is often very congested, carrying over 230,000 vehicles each day.…

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“Hard Truths About Transit”

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Eric Jaffe, writer for The Atlantic Cities, in his article 4 Hard Truths About Transit examined a panel report created by The Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel of the Government of Ontario. The panel report provides six hard truths about transit that are designed to spur informed debate on the subject.  

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