Transit Alternatives to Mid-County Highway Extended

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Greeting the New Year with Action

This white pine tree line will be replaced with a highway lane if M-83 is built.  Home owners of Watkins Meadow Coalition in Germantown live here and have joined TAME to voice their opposition to the road. TAME’s new year begins with a busy January schedule to continue sounding the call for transit alternatives to Mid-County Highway Extended, another proposed 6-lane highway whose time and relevance have long past.  Maryland state legislators are meeting with TAME this week before heading to Annapolis for the 2012 general session.  Local

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Voices of TAME: Citizens to Save South Valley Park and Whetstone Run

If built, M-83 would cross the Seneca Creek Greenway Trail multiple times and defeat its purpose as a continuous hiking and wildlife corridor.  Many people in Montgomery Village, along with others, helped to create and then use this trail from Seneca Creek State Park to Damascus.Join Us

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Hans Riemer Tours Proposed Road

TAME toured Hans Riemer, Montgomery Co. Councilmember At-Large, to three different sites along proposed M-83 showing the damaging impact it would have to neighborhoods and the environment.  Standing on what would be the right-of-way for M-83, Hans Riemer, along with Jim Hall and Gale Quist of Dayspring Church, view a McDOT map of the proposed 9A alignment which would destroy Dayspring Creek.  The creek borders North Germantown-Greenway Parkland where Alternatives 8 and 9 are drawn.  Councilmember Riemer continued the tour through Montgomery Village and saw how the proposed

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Voices of TAME: Watkins Meadow Coalition, Germantown

Little did we know that our yards would be removed by the building of M-83.  If it’s built, the value of our homes will hit rock bottom; and worse, how will we get out of our driveways?  This isn’t fair to homeowners.  We do not need this road.Join Us

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Commentary on Transit by Royce Hanson

Suburban development reached – and passed – its heyday.  Clarksburg is the last corridor city.  The Intercounty Connector and Montrose Parkway are likely to be the last major road projects.  More and more commuters use transit.Join Us

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McDOT Watch

Bloggers wishing to follow the study of M-83 are encouraged to write McDOT to seek any information of interest on this study phase of the road, past and present.  The process to receive your answers will be slow.  May your character trait of perseverance win!  Here is the email you should expect to receive: Thank you for your e-mail to the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) requesting the annual expenditures for the Midcounty Corridor Study. The Department requests that you follow policies and procedures that

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Voices of TAME: Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Council Member At-Large

“The problem with our current transportation system is: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Gridlock and Growth-Lock (inability to grow sustainably).“A paradigm shift is a fundamental change in the way we think about something.  For Montgomery County, it is no longer about how many cars we can get through an intersection, but how many people we can get through an intersection.” Join Us

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M-83 Madd Jingle #2

The future is delicate,  so please don’t meddle; be eco-friendly,  and just pedal. Join Us

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Voices of TAME: Dayspring Silent Retreat

For over 50 years retreatants from all over the world have spent time weekly at Dayspring Silent Retreat Center, reconnecting with the natural world and its creator.  Dayspring has been on record as opposed to the planned extension of mid-county highway (M83) since the idea first arose in the 1960’s.  We deeply grieve the threat that such a road would pose to our silent retreat ministry as well as to some of the last remaining stream valleys, wetlands, and forests in the eastern portions of

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Voices of TAME: Heron’s Cove Condominium

With concern, I am writing on behalf of the Heron’s Cove Condominium community which is located in Montgomery Village and bordered by Watkins Mill Road, Montgomery Village Avenue and Stedwick Road.  Our property includes four hundred and six garden style units and is home to more than nine hundred residents.  In the best interest of all our owners and residents, the Board of Directors of Heron’s Cove Condominium extend our opposition to Alternative 8 and 9 of the Mid-County Corridor Study (i.e., the construction of

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