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A Vision of Better Transit and Better Communities
The Action Committee for Transit has a vision of a Montgomery County where it is easier to travel and more pleasant to live — a county built for people and not for automobiles.
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Years of experience have shown, and studies prove, that building highways leads to more traffic and more congestion. Affordable, convenient transit gives us a way to get past the traffic jams and fosters a better quality of life in our neighborhoods.
It is time to change priorities:
- Connect our communities with a network of rail lines.
- Redesign our streets to make it easier and safer to walk and to ride a bike.
- Create the kind of neighborhoods we want to live in.
The Purple Line from Bethesda to New Carrollton is the key to creating a livable, transit-oriented future for our county, but it is only a first step. The I-270 corridor needs a comprehensive transit system including a Red Line extension to Germantown, the Corridor Cities Transitway from Shady Grove to Clarksburg, all-day MARC service, and streetcars on Route 355. Light rail on U.S. 29 is part of our vision as well.
ACT supports building Purple Line & planning all-day MARC in county's transportation priorities letter. County Council's transportation committee agrees.
Columbia Country Club members donate $35,000 to Gov. Hogan's political committee at post-election anti-Purple Line fundraiser.
ACT joins business & enviro groups in call for innnovative leadership at county transportation department.
Omnibus spending bill passed by Congress includes $100 million in Purple Line construction funding.
ACT's monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, at the Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Place. Meetings begin at 7:30pm.
The Silver Spring Civic Center faces the ice rink and Ellsworth Avenue. It is an eight minute walk north from the Silver Spring Metro Station. Many bus routes can take you to and from the meeting. Ride-On #15 and #19 stop at the corner of Wayne Ave. & Fenton St.; Metrobus routes Z6 and Z8 and Ride-On routes #9 and #12 stop along Colesville Road; Ride-On #16, #17, and #20 pass by on Fenton St. If coming by car, plentiful evening parking is available at the Wayne Avenue garage and is (despite ACT's advocacy against subsidies for drivers) free.
- February 10 - The Silver Line—What's Coming Next
Speaker: Charles Stark, Executive Director, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
- March 10 - Ride-On Service Upgrades: What We've Done and Where We're Going
Speaker: Phil McLaughlin, Ride-On Chief of Operations Planning
- April 14 - Speaker to be announced