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

Friends of White Flint in the Washington Post

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In an article “Suburbs try Vision Zero to Protect walkers and cyclists on roads designed for vehicles” in The Washington Post, Friends of White Flint executive director was quoted.

Amy Ginsburg, the executive director of Friends of White Flint, said she was frustrated that it took more than nine months for the Maryland State Highway Administration to recently repaint crosswalks in the North Bethesda area.

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Before you go into full Thanksgiving mode, take a minute and tell the County Executive to fund the second White Flint metro entrance

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The County Executive’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP) is currently being developed and will be published by January 15, 2020. The CIP covers construction of all public buildings, roads, and other facilities planned by County public agencies over a six-year period. The County Council amends and approves the CIP budget by June 15.…

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The Era of Car-Clogged City Streets Is Over

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From GovTech.com:

The federal government spends more than $45 billion on automotive transportation annually. Add in state and local spending, and costs top $175 billion every year. At the same time, the public health costs of deaths connected to automobile-related crashes and emissions amount to an additional $900 billion.…

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Montgomery planners will survey every street to see how safe they are for pedestrians

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From Greater Greater Washington

Earlier this fall, Montgomery County started to develop a Pedestrian Master Plan, which would provide a roadmap to improve safety and comfort for those getting around the county on foot or in wheelchairs, strollers, tricycles, or training bikes—that is, our most vulnerable road users. The next step is for county employees to survey every road and street in the county to take an inventory of pedestrian safety.…

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Slightly higher Metro fares propose and perhaps the return of late-night service

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From Curbed

For the first time in several years, Metro is proposing a fare hike and service improvements that would become effective next July. Standard peak fares on Metrorail would rise 10 cents, while distance-based surcharges would be simplified, resulting in maximum peak fares of $7. Weekend rail fares would be converted to a flat $2, which would be a decline for most people.…

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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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