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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.

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

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ACT endorses Carol Rubin for vacancy on Planning Board.

ACT's once-every-two-years fundraiser honors Brad German and Miriam Schoenbaum. Join in supporting ACT's work and celebrating Brad's leadership of Citizens Against Beltway Expansion and Miriam's activism for better transit and safer streets. Due to Covid, we will print a booklet of tributes to Brad and Miriam rather than hold an in-person event.

ACT calls for four actions to achieve Vision Zero in Montgomery County, starting with a $50 million annual budget for pedestrian and bike infrastructure.

ACT joins other transit advocates in denouncing toll lane environmental statement. Rigged analysis tries to justify project that will charge sky-high tolls, need public subsidy, and fail to relieve traffic congestion.

Meetings

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.

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