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

Councilmember Berliner’s FAQ on BRT

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Councilmember Roger Berliner, whose District includes White Flint, has been circulating a set of Frequently Asked Questions to constituents who contact his office about the Bus Rapid Transit plan for Montgomery County.  We find it to be a fantastic primer on the issues at hand and thank him for sharing it!…

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Learn More About Bus Rapid Transit

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth is hosting a Happy Hour on June 27th where they’ll provide updates and information on Bus Rapid Transit and other smart growth initiatives in Montgomery County.  See below for more information and RSVP if you can come!

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Summer is here, and who doesn’t want to talk Rapid Transit and smart growth with friends?  …

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County Planning Board Extends BRT Comment Period

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As a reader of this blog, you know that Friends of White Flint believes that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is the right solution for the traffic on 355.  We’ve posted before that congestion in this region is only getting worse – and is projected to do so substantially.  We must seek a sustainable solution.  …

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Protect bicycle and bus lanes, protect local businesses

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We’ve written about how installing bicycle lanes can bring more customers to businesses and why dedicated lanes for Bus Rapid Transit make sense. For even more statistics on why streets should be more inclusive of pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders, check out the study Measuring the Street: New Metrics for 21st Century Streets from the NYC Department of Transportation.…

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BRT supporters turn out for public hearing, but skeptics remain

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Over 50 speakers packed the Planning Board auditorium in Silver Spring last night to offer comments on Montgomery County’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit network. During a hearing that lasted over 3 hours, residents debated the merits of the 10-route, 79-mile system envisioned by county planners.

A slight majority of speakers spoke in favor of the plan, saying BRT could give people a real alternative to driving and support projected population and employment growth.…

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Friends’ Testimony on Bus Rapid Transit

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Earlier tonight, Friends of White Flint’s Amy Donin testified before the Montgomery County Planning Board in support of Bus Rapid Transit in White Flint.  Find our testimony below:

 

Good evening, Commissioners, my name is Amy Donin and I am here on behalf of the Friends of White Flint.

Friends promotes a sustainable, walkable and engaging White Flint.…

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Get Engaged to Improve Traffic

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Our region is notorious for its traffic.  And, White Flint will only reach its potential with the right supporting infrastructure.   We know there must be a solution and, for that, we agree with the White Flint Sector Plan.  Transit is key!

This Thursday, May 16th, the Montgomery County Planning Board is holding a public hearing on the proposal for Bus Rapid Transit.  …

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Many questions about MoCo BRT, but the answer is yes

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There are many questions surrounding Montgomery County’s Bus Rapid Transit proposal, but there’s just one the Planning Board will consider next Thursday: whether we should set aside room on our main streets for public transit. The answer is decidedly yes.

It’s been 5 years since Councilmember Marc Elrich first proposed a countywide network of rapid bus routes.…

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Next Week is Busy with County-Level White Flint Meetings

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Next week features the second Monday and Tuesday of May so it must be White Flint time in MoCo!  On Monday evening, the White Flint Implementation Committee will be meeting at Wall Park/Shriver Aquatic Center at 7pm.  The Implementation Committee is a body appointed by the Planning Board to guide the planning of infrastructure, amenities and plan recommendations within the sector.…

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