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March with us in the Silver Spring Thanksgiving parade! Details below.

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.

vision map with  current Metro & potential future rail

Click on the image above to see a larger version of the same map.

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:

The Purple Line from Bethesda to New Carrollton, now under construction, is the key to creating a livable, transit-oriented future for our county, but it is only a first step. The next steps for Montgomery County are:

In the long run, we will need a Red Line extension to Germantown, the Corridor Cities Transitway from Shady Grove to Clarksburg, streetcars on Route 355, and light rail on U.S. 29.

Latest Updates

train in city

Purple Line construction ramps up as full-scale tree-cutting begins in Chevy Chase.

ACT's gala Purple Line celebration is a great success. Thanks to our volunteers, hosts, and sponsors.

Governor Hogan announces vast Lexus lane plan that will cost many billions and punish middle-class drivers as well as transit riders.

Maryland Dept. of Transportation promises innovation on I-270 but delivers more asphalt -- a solution that's a proven failure


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 after 7 pm.

Thanksgiving Parade

Join ACT and the famous Purple Line Train Costume Saturday, Nov 18. The parade steps off at 10am in downtown Silver Spring.

Meet up is in the Town Square garage on Ellsworth on the 7th Floor at 9:30am; we are in Section G.

Bring friends, family members, children, bicyclists and dogs - all are most welcome! We'll have purple construction hats, purple scarves and lots of other purple stuff; we hand out candy and stickers to the crowd and it's so much fun!

After the parade, we will have a dutch-treat lunch at the nearby Lotus Cafe (corner of Sligo and Georgia).

If you can join us, please email to get updates and to learn about our pre-parade breakfast at the Tastee Diner. If you want to be part of the Purple Line Train Costume, please arrive closer to 9am.

Action Committee for Transit, PO Box 7074, Silver Spring, MD 20907-7074