White Flint Partnership Congratulates Council On Vote In Support Of Rapid Transit System

November 28, 2013 –  The White Flint Partnership congratulates members of the Montgomery County Council on their 9-0 vote yesterday in support of an 82-mile rapid transit system for our community. This vote heralds a new day for transportation in Montgomery County, one based on the understanding that healthy growth means exploring how to more effectively use our existing roads.

Partnership members — who include Federal Realty Investment Trust, Saul Centers Inc., Gables Residential, The JBG Companies, White Flint Mall Redevelopment – Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies — believe a rapid transit network is essential to relieve congestion on not just MD 355, but also Georgia Avenue, New Hampshire Avenue, Randolph Road, University Boulevard, U.S. 29 and Veirs Mill Road.

Ensuring the health of these roadways will enhance Montgomery County’s ability to create and retain high-quality jobs, ensure sustainable economic growth and improve our fiscal health, as well as support our county’s and the state’s economic competitiveness with neighboring jurisdictions.

We look forward to working with Montgomery County as it moves ahead to more closely examine potential design and engineering options for this rapid transit system, which will serve as the foundation of a more sustainable future for all of us.

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