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


Category Archives: Transit

MCDOT seeking input on “project design, procurement, and financing” for BRT

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has released a Request for Information (RFI) to gather knowledge in best practices, emerging technologies and innovative opportunities for implementing a cost-effective Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service along MD 355 from Bethesda to Clarksburg.

FLASH, the BRT system in development in Montgomery County, will greatly increase high-quality transit service to the County’s most densely developed corridors and areas of planned growth.…

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Pedestrian master plan community meeting and #WalkingHere

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The Montgomery County Planning Department will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 7-9 pm, to kick off the development of the county’s first Pedestrian Master Plan, an effort to make walking in Montgomery County safer, more comfortable, convenient and direct. 
The meeting will be at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd floor, Bethesda. …

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Learn about the proposed I-270 monorail, in case you couldn’t attend last night’s community meeting

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Bob Eisenger discussed the proposed I-270 monorail at last night’s community meeting then answered numerous questions. All in all, it was quite illuminating. If you weren’t there (or just want a refresher), please visit these links:

https://www.thehighroadfoundation.org/: The High Road Foundation advocates for monorail within Montgomery County, Maryland and across the United States to support the goals of conservation, traffic congestion relief, economic development and to advance the emerging technology of Autonomous Vehicles.…

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Planning Board Transportation Priority List Reflects the Importance of the White Flint area

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Here is the staff memo for the Planning Board’s Capital Improvements Program Priorities – Transportation and School Facilities. The Planning Board will discuss these priorities on Thursday. https://montgomeryplanningboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FY2021-2026-Capital-Improvements-Program-Priorities_MR2019023-final_09-19-19.pdf

Below is a list of the school and transportation projects that affect the White Flint/Pike District area. We’re thrilled that Woodward is the top school project — it is the key to lifting the current moratorium. 

We;re also delighted that so many White Flint/Pike District projects make the top ten of the transportation projects — BRT, the other road network improvements, and the White Flint Metro North entrance. …

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Another Pedestrian Safety Addition to the Pike District!

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Thanks to community activism from Action Committee for Transit, Friends of White Flint, and Councilmember Andrew Friedson, we received word Friday from MCDOT Traffic Engineering that they will be converting the existing flashers at the Bethesda Trolley Trail crossing of Tuckerman Lane to a full pedestrian hybrid beacon that includes a solid red light signal phase.

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Great News! SHA comes through with pedestrian improvements for the Pike District!!

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Thank you SHA (and MCDOT) for these promised pedestrian safety improvements! We’re very excited to seeing them implemented. (And we’re excited about Friends of White Flint’s advocacy having a positive impact on our community!)

  • The work to install continental crosswalks along Route 355 has been included on a list of prioritized locations that will be handled by our maintenance staff’s pavement marking contractor and will be completed this fall, schedule permitting.
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Update on Marinelli Bike Lanes

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From MCDOT:

We have made some changes to the Marinelli Road Separated Bike Lanes design after meeting with Park & Planning and WMATA. We are eliminating the metered parking on the south side from Citadel to Nebel to improve the design. This will allow for more space in the bike lane, buffer and travel lane.

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Upcoming repaving work along Executive Boulevard between Woodglen Drive and Nicholson Lane

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Repaving work will begin on or around August 25th followed by the installation of new pavement markings to implement the master planned separated bike lanes on Executive Blvd. between Woodglen Drive and Nicholson Lane.

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Maryland county looks to build on the success of a new, limited-stop bus route

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From Mobility Lab

Buses traversing Montgomery County, Md.’s limited-stop Ride On ExtRa Route 101 have gotten fuller and fuller since they began operating in October 2017. The Bethesda-Gaithersburg route’s 12 percent ridership increase over the past year and a half was achieved despite competition from low gas prices and investor-subsidized ride hailing.…

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Adding Red Line service helps Metro boost ridership

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From WTOP

Running more Red Line trains has helped increase ridership, despite Metro warnings to the contrary last year, new data suggest.

Since Metro began sending all Red Line trains past Grosvenor-Strathmore to Shady Grove last December, doubling rush hour service through Rockville, ridership has increased 4% at the stations seeing more trains and shorter waits.…

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