Tag Archives: transit
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.… Read More
Comments Off on Foxx knows transportation means business
In case you missed it, President Obama announced on Monday that he is nominating Charlotte mayor Anthony R. Foxx as the next transportation secretary. While he doesn’t have a background in transportation, Foxx has encouraged transit in Charlotte through measures such as the Charlotte Streetcar Project and expanding the LYNX Blue Line light rail.… Read More
Comments Off on Homes near transit less affected by housing crash
Research has shown that homes in more walkable communities have weathered the current recession better than auto-oriented suburbs, and the same may be true for homes near transit as well. The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) recently conducted a study (commissioned by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of Realtors) on how proximity to transit affected the value of homes during the recent recession.… Read More
Comments Off on More funding for transit in Maryland
The Maryland Senate passed the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013/gas tax last Friday. While we will pay more at the pump, this money will help support much needed transit projects around our area, such as the Purple Line.
Interestingly, the Atlantic Cities reported a few weeks ago that transit ridership decreased in many places where funding measures for transit failed to pass.… Read More
Earlier this week, we said we need to start prioritizing transit more, or continue to be stuck in traffic. We wrote that people across the country are driving less, and that study after study reveals building more roads isn’t the answer to congestion. And now, we have data that shows our neighbors in Arlington are getting the big picture about transit, and reaping the benefits.… Read More
Comments Off on Things to consider when you’re stuck in your car
We’ve posted before about how per capita vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) in the United States has been decreasing (here is another article that also explains this trend with some excellent visuals, one of which is posted below).
Nevertheless, despite these trends that say people are driving less, we’re still fighting for quality transit in White Flint (and the rest of the county).… Read More
Comments Off on Imagine your commute…better.
The Washington area has (repeatedly) been ranked number one in traffic congestion. A report from Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute shares some pretty depressing numbers to illustrate just how bad our traffic is. According to the study, those of us in the DC region waste 67 hours a year in traffic delays.… Read More
Comments Off on Young adults in Montgomery seek proximity to transit, jobs, hangouts
Montgomery County community leaders want to draw more Millennials, members of the generation born between 1982 and 2000, hoping that they’ll stick around when they’re older. As they explore ways to attract twenty- and thirtysomethings, from new transit projects to more nightlife, it’s worth looking at where they live in Montgomery County today.… Read More
Comments Off on Driving down, is transit next?
According to recently released data from the Federal Highway Administration, per capita vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) in the United States is down for the eighth year in a row, dropping by 0.4 percent in 2012. Eric Sundquist from The State Smart Transportation Initiative explains, “per capita VMT peaked in 2004 and has declined each year since then for a total decline of 7.5 percent.… Read More
Every day, people in White Flint and across the DC area travel to work, school, or other activities. A select few are what a recent Washington Post article calls “mega-commuters,” who travel more than hour to work each day, whether by car, transit, or another mode.
There aren’t many of these in White Flint: according to these awesome maps generated from Census data, more than 90 percent of commuters in the 20852 zip code travel less than 30 minutes each way to work.… Read More