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

Bus Rapid Transit Makes Economic Sense

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This week, the Montgomery County Council is holding public hearings on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit Network.  We’ve been talking about the potential of this project for months and, now, a study shows that bus rapid transit ignites development better than other transit modes.

As reported in Forbes Magazine, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy studied Bus Rapid Transit, light rail and streetcars to establish which spur the greater amount of development.  

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September Events in White Flint

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Want a Voice in the Direction of the White Flint Sector?  September offers several opportunities!

Tuesday, September 10th, 8am:
White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
After a summer sabbatical, the Downtown Advisory Committee will resume their meetings tomorrow morning.  The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee was established by the County Executive and is comprised of representatives from commercial real estate owners, business owners and residents.  

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White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Next Monday, 9/9/13

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After a summer break, the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee has its next meeting coming up on Monday, September 9th.  Scheduled for 7pm in the multi-purpose room at Shriver Aquatic Center, the agenda includes updates on projects by Gables, FRIT and White Flint View as well as an update on Bus Rapid Transit and the Woodglen Drive improvements.

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Councilmember Berliner on Rapid Transit

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Roger Berliner is the County Councilmember for District 1, which includes all of White Flint.  He has spoken out before in support of Rapid Transit, and his latest piece includes a great amount of detailed information on the plan.  As often happens with innovative and wide-reaching plan, rumors are rampant. So, Berliner’s piece in the Potomac Almanac bullets out a variety of points worth considering.…

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Video shows what BRT means for Montgomery County

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What would Bus Rapid Transit mean for Montgomery County? Friends of White Flint executive director Lindsay Hoffman and I talk about the benefits of BRT alongside residents and community leaders in a new video produced by the Coalition for Smarter Growth.


A Rapid Transit Solution to Traffic from Coalition for Smarter Growth on Vimeo.…

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Can White Flint retain its Baby Boomers?

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With the kids gone, many Baby Boomers face one of two choices: age in place, or move downtown. Real estate analysts say which one they pick will have a big impact on the local housing market, but communities that can accommodate both choices can benefit either way.

Born between 1946 and 1964, Baby Boomers are the largest generation in American history after their kids, the Millennials.…

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The “hidden economic value” of transit could be worth millions

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The economic benefits of agglomeration (i.e. more people clustered together in one place) can be huge. Essentially, as more people cluster together, more jobs do too, and both wages and economic productivity increase. A recently released paper for Urban Studies reveals that transit may be the key to producing agglomeration, which can in turn yield an impressive economic benefit to the tune of $1.5 million to $1.8 billion a year per city.…

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The benefits of “Active Travel” illustrated

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Active Living Research is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to promote daily physical activity, in part by advocating for changes in the way many of our communities and transportation networks are currently formed. They recently released this infographic that shows how choices in how we get around affect our health and safety.…

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Where do Montgomery’s car-free residents live?

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Like many suburban communities built after World War II, Montgomery County developed based on the assumption that everyone would have a car. However, many households have just one, or none at all. While some are in the county’s urban centers, a surprising number are in very car-dependent places.

According to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey, a sort of annual census, there are over 374,000 households in Montgomery County, and 91.8% of them have cars.…

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Speak Up on Rapid Transit

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We’ve been pretty clear that we believe Bus Rapid Transit to be the most sensible solution to our county’s exploding traffic congestion.  What will ultimately become a spider-web of connected routes is the most flexible, cost-sensitive proposal that has been presented.  In a time when doing nothing is not an option, it’s, actually, the only viable solution on the table.  …

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