This past Saturday, more than 160 CAC members were part of the first Rapid Transit System Corridor Advisory Committee meetings in a special kick-off event in downtown Rockville. This joint meeting oriented CAC members to the upcoming process and provided general information on bus rapid transit. County Executive Ike Leggett welcomed everyone to the future of transit in Montgomery County, saying “The beneficiaries of what we are doing will be people long, long down the line, children and grandchildren, for years to come.”
Friends of White Flint is well-represented among the forty members of the MD 355 South CAC. The committee, made up of residents, business owners and other civic leaders, will meet quarterly with transportation staff to talk through concerns about bus-only lanes, station designs, traffic mitigation and other details. The next meeting is in April.
Bethesda Now reported that Councilmember Marc Elrich told the audience, “There’s no place for additional roads. We’re not going to be widening [Route] 355. It’s absolutely critical that we solve this problem, or we go nowhere.”