Montgomery County

Highway Widening

Maryland's Controversial Highway Widening Proposal Scaled Back

Interstate 270, the Capital Beltway, will no longer by widened as part of the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project.

May 13, 2021 - Bethesda Magazine

Maryland Monorail

Proposed Maryland Monorail is 'Feasible' but Not Very Effective, Study Says

The MDOT study found that the monorail line would draw many of its riders from existing public transit systems.

March 5, 2021 - The Washington Post

Maryland School

The Impacts of Zoning Laws in Montgomery County

Historic zoning decisions have left a lasting legacy of housing inequality. Current leaders have the opportunity to change that.

February 1, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Interstate 495

Maryland's Highway Expansion Project Out to Bid

Vocal opposition hasn't slowed the Maryland Department of Transportation's progress of the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project.

January 3, 2021 - Bethesda Magazine

Potomac River

Legal Dispute Grounds Last Remaining Potomac River Ferry Service

Historic White's Ferry, which has crossed the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland since the late 18th century, has announced that it will cease operations.

December 30, 2020 - DCist

Maryland

Zoning Changes Would Allow Transit-Oriented Multi-Family Development in Montgomery County

Montgomery County, Maryland wants to put its zoning where its transit is—it's just the latest in a string of transit-oriented land use reforms for the famously suburban county.

December 9, 2020 - Bethesda Magazine

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Charts a New Path with 'Thrive 2050'

A new plan under development in Montgomery County, Maryland plots a course change for the famously suburban county.

December 8, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington

Beltway Traffic

Connecting Maryland and Virginia By Transit

Bethesda and Tysons, in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia, respectively, look like neighbors on a map, but they lack a direct transit route. That could change.

December 4, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington

Maryland Transit Administration

Maryland's Purple Line Gets the Green Light Again

The public-private partnership behind the Purple Line light rail project in Maryland fell apart in September, and has this past week been revived.

December 1, 2020 - The Washington Post

Montgomery County Public Transit

Big Tax Cut for Transit Oriented Housing Clears Executive Veto in Maryland

The Montgomery County Council wants a tax break for transit oriented development whether County Executive Marc Elrich likes it or not.

November 4, 2020 - Source of the Spring

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