Montgomery County

Yesterday
Concepts like erasure, greenfield development, and easements figure into this story about a rural community on the fringes of suburban development in Maryland's Montgomery County.
National Council on Public History
May 19, 2016, 5am PDT
A new map quantifies the stress levels for bike riders on the streets of Montgomery County, Maryland.
CityLab
April 8, 2016, 11am PDT
Not only does Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia ISD prohibit walking to and from school: Montgomery County constables will arrest scofflaws.
Fox 26
February 27, 2016, 1pm PST
Although the political optics are hard to see, Daniel Hertz argues that policies like inclusionary zoning need to be strengthened by orders of magnitude to have more than a token impact on housing affordability.
City Observatory
November 9, 2015, 1pm PST
Lots of dollar signs were flying around on Texas ballots last week, many of which were headed toward road construction measures. The Houston Chronicle, however, points out the shortcomings of the state's patterns of investment.
Houston Chronicle
October 13, 2015, 2pm PDT
It's simple, according to this Washington Post column: better buses make a better city.
The Washington Post
September 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
It's a case of the haves vs. the have-nots in transportation spending for a rapidly growing suburban area of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
September 19, 2015, 9am PDT
Four years behind schedule and $50 million over budget, the Silver Spring Transit Center will be open to bus business on September 20, 2015. Eventually, light rail will also serve the location.
PlanItMetro
September 8, 2015, 1pm PDT
Open data can be a powerful tool for illustrating the risks to public safety that will have to be overcome as more cities adopt Vision Zero initiatives.
Greater Greater Washington
September 3, 2015, 12pm PDT
A study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on September 1 showed steep reductions in speeding in Montgomery County, Maryland, where speed cameras has been in effect since 2007, reducing fatalities and severity of injuries.
The Detroit News
May 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
Just to the north of Washington D.C., Montgomery County will soon begin an update to its Bicycle Master Plan in the hopes of taking advantage of the evolving world of alternative transportation.
Around the Corners
February 19, 2015, 6am PST
Even when a community has thrown its full support behind a transit project, questions of funding and operations can create controversy. The next few months will be worth watching for Montgomery County, Maryland's proposed BRT system.
Greater Greater Washington
January 31, 2015, 11am PST
The Capital Bikeshare system's push into the suburbs of Maryland surged back from an initial slow start.
The Washington Post
October 31, 2014, 1pm PDT
Dan Reed examines the Green Line in Minneapolis near the campus of the University of Minnesota as a case study of how transit can improve streets.
Greater Greater Washington
April 25, 2014, 9am PDT
Montgomery County, Maryland—located immediately to the north of Washington D.C.—is embracing the trend of driving less while opting for other forms of transportation.
Greater Greater Washington
March 20, 2014, 12pm PDT
The Federal Transit Authority has granted one of the final approvals needed for the Purple Line—a 16-mile light rail line between Bethesda and New Carrollton in Maryland.
Greater Greater Washington
November 27, 2013, 6am PST
This week, the Montgomery County Council approved an ambitious, but controversial, plan to create a 10-route, 81-mile Bus Rapid Transit network in D.C.'s northern suburbs to meet the area's mobility needs and support its sustainable growth.
Greater Greater Washington
October 24, 2013, 11am PDT
As urban areas across the country compete for those coveted young professionals, "unhip" suburbs have a particularly tough challenge. In Montgomery County, MD, a taskforce has issued its recommendations for addressing this challenge.
The Washington Post
October 21, 2013, 5am PDT
Stretching through suburban Maryland, the Intercounty Connector was sold on promises of boosting development and relieving congestion. Two years after it opened, users are few, while its drain on state transportation finances continues to grow.
Bethesda Magazine
September 27, 2013, 12pm PDT
In exchange for a promise from a country club not to oppose the planned Purple Line, the Maryland Transit Administration has agreed to move tracks, build sound walls, and attend regular meetings. Residents aren't happy about the special treatment.
The Washington Post