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Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society Exposes Costs of Building M-83

Letter to Md-Nat’l Capital Park and Planning Commission:Dear Chairwoman and Commissioners,As a member scientist of the Box Turtle Advisory Group (BTAG) for the Maryland State Highway Administration during the development of the ICC (Intercounty Connector), I have expert knowledge of the potential damaging effects of a highway construction project, such as the proposed Mid-county Highway Extended (M-83), on wild box turtle populations.More than 950 box turtles were removed from the footpath of the ICC. That number not only reflects the large area covered by the

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Montgomery County Sierra Club features: Return of the Dinosaur Road

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M-83 Extended: Suicide of Our Community

Article by Mark J. Firley When one confronts the scene of a suicide, there is an almost obscene intimacy that results from being forced to contemplate that most personal act of what was once another life.  There are parallels in the life of a community, moments when one identifies a trajectory that ultimately leads to prosperity or ruin.   Watching the August 7 hearings held by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposed extension of MidCounty Highway (M83) was one of those occasions.  Montgomery Village and

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No on M-83: Sign this Petition Letter Today!

   Building new, expensive roads won’t solve our traffic problems — and will take valuable money away from real solutions like transit. So why is Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) pushing forward a major new highway project called M83 (the Midcounty Highway Extended)?On Wednesday, August 7th was a very important public hearing on the next steps for this major sprawl highway. Your voice can still be heard to stop this destructive project. Write to county officials today! >>M83 first showed up in area master plans of

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  NO ON M83: HELP STOP ANOTHER SPRAWL HIGHWAY. Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is pushing forward a costly and destructive highway project called M83 (the Midcounty Highway Extended). In a time of scarce resources and rising environmental challenges like climate change, we can’t afford to make the wrong investments for our future.  Now is the time to invest in transit, not new highway capacity. There is an important public hearing next week to grant an environmental permit for this major sprawl highway. Please stand with our

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TAME Coalition Is About Creating Transit Alternatives To M-83

TAME Coalition supports creating transit alternatives in Montgomery County so that people’s transportation needs can be met in ways less costly to the environment, to neighboring residences, to the taxpayer, and to the commuter than building new highways.   Clarksburg’s population growth represents the perfect opportunity for Montgomery County to be progressive in implementing viable mass transit systems.  Now is the time to create new systems to move people rather than cars.    One Rapid Transit Vehicle can move 40+ cars’ worth of people! New highways, like

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Clarksburg Master Plan: “Transit is an essential feature of this plan; without it, the Plan’s vision cannot be realized.”

For the past 14 years I have been commuting to work and running errands along Route 355 from Comus Road south thru Clarksburg to Germantown and have seen first-hand the impact development without infrastructure improvements has had on our local roads. And I am concerned.   Beth Daly, Dickerson The Master Plan envisions a Clarksburg of 40,000 residents located squarely between two 2-lane roads—Routes 355 and 27—with no plans for widening either one in the next few years.  These roads are already bumper to bumper during

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“NO M-83” Walk #4 – An Inconvenient Truth

www.tamecoalition.blogspot.com “NO M-83” Walk #4 – Dayspring Creek and North Germantown-Greenway Park WhenSunday July 21, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDTAdd to Calendar Where (park at) Dayspring Silent Retreat Center11301 Neelsville Church Rd.Germantown, MD 20876Driving Directions Learn the truth about the costs of building Mid-County Highway Extended (M-83). Come along with us on an informative two hour walk to see where the proposed M-83 (six-lane highway) is designed to be built in your neighborhood: Replacing wetlands and tree canopy in Great Seneca Creek valley with concrete bridges and impervious pavement

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Clarksburg Residents Call to Protect Environment, Add Transit

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“NO M-83” Walk #3 – An Inconvenient Truth

www.tamecoalition.blogspot.com “No M-83” Walk #3 from Watkins Mill Elementary School to Great Seneca Creek WhenSaturday June 29, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDTAdd to Calendar Where (park at) Watkins Mill Elementary School19001 Watkins Mill Rd.Montgomery Village, MD 20886Driving Directions Come witness the inconvenient truth about building Mid-County Highway Extended (M-83) in your neighborhood. Take an informative two hour hike with us, round-trip, to see where the inconceivably proposed M-83 (six-lane highway) is designed to be built: Crossing Watkins Mill Rd. adjacent to Watkins Mill Elementary School Replacing Blohm Nature Park with

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