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: MCDOT

County Launches Get on Board BRT Campaign.

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Last week, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett launched the start of a naming contest to brand the County’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which in the next few years is expected to transform the transportation alternatives available in the County.

County Executive Leggett said, “I am committed to putting practical, cost-effective transit options on the ground in the near term.…

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More info on the Western Workaround

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Hot off the presses from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, more detailed information about the Western Workaround construction scheduled to begin in a couple of weeks.

The Conference Center surface parking lot will close in order to build a new, structured parking garage. The new garage will be six stories tall, house approximately 650 spaces, and will be accessible from both Executive Boulevard and Market Street.…

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Let’s break a bottle of champagne over Chapman Avenue!

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We’re always blathering on about projects that are starting or will be starting.  Here’s a change — a project that’s done! The Chapman Avenue Extension is completed! The $3.3 million new road extends Chapman Avenue from Randolph Road to Old Georgetown Road. The road includes five-foot sidewalks on both sides of the street and a signed/shared bikeway on Chapman Avenue.…

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Genuinely Interesting Info from Last Night’s BRT Open House

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Below you’ll find ten of the informational boards from last night’s MTA/SHA/Montgomery County BRT Open House at BCC High School. (There is one more open house on Tuesday, May 3 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Gaithersburg High School. )  At the Open House, a wide variety of state and county rapid transit experts were available to answer questions and gather public opinions.…

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 Al Roshdieh Appointed as Director of Montgomery County Department of Transportation

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Congratulations to Al Roshdieh, MoCo’s new Director of MCDOT. We applaud his focus on “transforming the transportation infrastructure to be even more transit-oriented, bikeable and walkable” and are excited to work with him and MCDOT to work on moving people, not just cars, through and to the Pike District. Below is the County’s news release about his appointment.…

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Sneak Peak and Location Change for Monday’s Implementation Committee Meeting

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Please note there has been a change in location for the Monday, January 11th White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting.  The meeting will now take place at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Montgomery County Planning Department, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. On the agenda: Development Activity, White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report, Nebel Street Bikeway, Conference Center Parking Garage.

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Thank you, MCDOT

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Friends of White Flint wants to thank MCDOT for their wonderful response to the concerns of the Planning Staff and FOWF about the Western Workaround.  MCDOT staff agreed with almost everything the Planning Staff and FOWF had recommended, and we salute their commitment to a walkable, transit-oriented, bicycle-friendly Pike District.

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Your Help is Urgently Needed to Ensure a Pedestrian and Bicycle-Friendly Montrose Parkway East

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Friends of White Flint has spent the past few weeks learning and thinking about Montrose Parkway East. Executive Director Amy Ginsburg attended the recent hearing and participated in a helpful meeting with MCDOT. She also gathered opinions from our board, our members, and residents of the White Flint area. After sorting through the advantages and disadvantages of this road, Friends of White Flint has come to the conclusion that the proposed Montrose Parkway East has many virtues, but it also has one large problem — the interchange at Parklawn and Montrose Parkway.

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