Transit Alternatives to Mid-County Highway Extended

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Come Experience a Bus Rapid Transit Vehicle at Montgomery County Fair!

Come Experience a Bus Rapid Transit Vehicle at Montgomery County Fair!

We hope you’ll join us (corrected date) Monday, August 11th for a press event with County Executive Ike Leggett and more at our booth at the Montgomery Agricultural Fair! View this email in your browser Come Visit Us at the Montgomery Agricultural Fair Dear TAME Coalition Supporters, CFT would love to show you a real Rapid Transit vehicle! Communities For Transit is delighted to announce that we are bringing a new Bus Rapid Transit vehicle to this year’s Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! Along with the vehicle, we will be bringing

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Council Chairman Requests McDOT To Study Transit-Alternative to M83

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND ROGER BERLINER CHAIRMAN COUNCILMEMBER  DISTRICT 1 May 12, 2014 Mr. Isiah Leggett County Executive 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor Rockville, MD 20850 Dear County Executive Leggett, ​As Chair of the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment Committee, I am writing to request that under your direction, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation study the development of a transit-based alternative to the Mid-County Highway Extended, otherwise known as M83. The focus of the initial Clarksburg Master Plan was to develop

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Majority of MoCo Council Say: Transit Options Instead of M-83

Council leaning toward transit options instead of M-83 Transportation issue factor in upcoming election By Virginia Terhune Staff Writer Gazette, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 “I do believe our council has adapted a transit-first mentality,” said Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Bethesda on Tuesday. “When you look at the cost of M-83 [the extension], it is so significant compared to other priorities.”A majority of the present nine-member County Council appears to support construction of a transit system to connect Clarksburg to down county jobs and shopping instead

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Candidates Forum Tonight! Come Support our Councilmembers Opposing M-83

This forum is a great opportunity to show support to those County Council members who are opposed to building M-83, and to talk with other Council members who haven’t yet joined our movement. Your presence will be so appreciated.  In this past month, much is happening through many council members to eliminate M-83 from the Master Plan of Highways and Transitways, and to work on solutions to replace M-83 with multiple, viable and available transportation systems.   The majority of the County Council Members are on record

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Sprawl-inducing M-83 Highway Gets Thumbs Down from Montgomery County Executive

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/22691/sprawl-inducing-m-83-highway-gets-thumbs-down-from-montgomery-county-executive/   by Kelly Blynn   •   April 30, 2014 Last Thursday, Montgomery County transportation director Art Holmes told the County Council that County Executive Ike Leggett does not favor building the M-83 “Mid-County Highway Extended” highway project. Photo from Google Maps. This could be an important signal that the outdated project, which would take hundreds of millions of dollars from transit projects and incentivize more sprawl development in the northern tier of Montgomery, is falling out of favor with more and more county leaders. At an April 23 meeting of

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Joining TAME: Roger Berliner, Council Member District 1

Roger Berliner (District 1) becomes the fifth Montgomery County Council Member to publicly join TAME Coalition in our mission to support a fundamental change in transportation planning by advocating for mass transit development instead of building M83. Roger Berliner, Council Member District 1 As Chairman of Montgomery County’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment (T&E) Committee, Roger directed the following statement to staff members of MoCo’s Dept of Transportation: It’s been part of my own goal, with respect to our county’s approach to transportation, to move into a

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Thank You for County Executive’s removal of M-83 Highway from the Capital Improvement Projects

Thank You for County Executive’s removal of M-83 Highway from the Capital Improvement Projects

April 7, 2014 To: County Executive Isaiah Leggett and Montgomery County Councilmembers Dear County Executive Leggett and Councilmembers, The TAME Coalition sends its genuine gratitude for the adjustments Mr. Leggett has made to the CIP FY15-20 budget requesting removal of M-83 from Facility Planning.[1]The TAME Coalition supporters (43 organizations and 8 elected officials) were pleased to read the March 17th memo to Council President Craig Rice stating, “Funding for facility planning for the MidCounty Highway (M-83) has not been included in the FY 15-20 CIP.” We

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ACT Supports Transit Alternative Study for Mid-County Highway Extended – No Joke!

1. We agree with the Planning Department Staff Report that MCDOT should do a thorough study of a transit option for M-83 Highway. The Montgomery County Council has now adopted a Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan. Putting BRT service on 355 and extending it all the way to Clarksburg is an option that must be studied in detail. (Note also that the 355 BRT corridor would have the second-highest daily ridership of the 10 proposed transit corridors and therefore is likely to be among

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Metro Momentum as a Transit Alternative to Mid-County Highway Extended

   Metro’s Momentum plan will bring vital capacity improvements to the existing Metro system through 2025, and add big projects through 2040. Check out our 3-minute video explaining Momentum — and if you agree we need Momentum, send an email to your elected officials. >> If you’re still not sure we NEED Momentum, consider these numbers: To move as many people into the city without Metro and Momentum we would need the equivalent of 16-18 new lanes of freeway and 30,000 new downtown parking spaces The capacity

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Newest Voice of TAME: Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer

Sent to TAME Coalition January 2, 2014 MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND HANS RIEMER COUNCILMEMBER AT-LARGE Dear Tame, Thank you for contacting me about M-83. This is a major transportation proposal, and I have given it a lot of thought. In reviewing the six alternatives proposed by the county’s Department of Transportation, I don’t believe that any of them provides the right solution. The no-build option has the least cost but it does nothing about legitimate transportation problems faced by Upcounty residents.

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