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Montgomery County

September 10, 2019, 5am PDT
Planners in Montgomery County, Maryland, one of the most famous suburban regions in the country, will produce the first-ever pedestrian master plan for the county.
Source of the Spring
August 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
For Montgomery County in Maryland, accessory dwelling units are a viable strategy to help ease the affordable housing crisis.
Greater Greater Washington
August 15, 2019, 7am PDT
The "Flash" bus rapid transit system proposed in Montgomery County, Maryland took a crucial step forward at the end of July.
Greater Greater Washington
July 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
Spirited protests weren't enough to stop the Montgomery County Council from allowing accessory dwelling units (ADU) in parts of the county.
Bethesda Magazine
July 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Montgomery County Council is preparing to vote on an amendment that would loosen restrictions on the controversial building type known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
WAMU
June 27, 2019, 5am PDT
The Montgomery County Council made a few last minute changes to a residential building moratorium that will take effect next week, halting construction in areas around the county's schools.
Bethesda Magazine
June 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Drivers are a powerful enough lobby to overcome all evidence of the need to redesign streets for safety. Examples from Maryland and Virginia provide the latest case studies in Vision Zero futility.
Greater Greater Washington
June 13, 2019, 6am PDT
Faced with rapidly deteriorating pedestrian safety statistics, Montgomery County in Maryland is getting to work on a new Pedestrian Plan, following closely on the heels of work completed for the county's Bicycle Master Plan.
Bethesda Magazine
May 15, 2019, 8am PDT
One of the most famous suburban counties in the country could become a little less urban this week, if a proposal to cut bus service makes it past the Montgomery County Council.
Greater Greater Washington
March 28, 2019, 7am PDT
As Montgomery County, Maryland considers a new law to allow more development of accessory dwelling units. The devil is in the details.
Bethesda Magazine
March 11, 2019, 7am PDT
Train fans rejoice.
Greater Greater Washington
February 26, 2019, 10am PST
Accessory dwelling unit regulations vary but results are consistently underwhelming in the D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington
January 31, 2019, 10am PST
Not all Metrorail station areas are zoned for transit oriented development.
Greater Greater Washington
January 19, 2019, 9am PST
The 16-mile Purple Line light rail project, which connects Maryland suburbs in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to the D.C. Metro Gold, Red, and Orange lines, is facing a new lawsuit.
The Washington Post
December 5, 2018, 7am PST
Montgomery County, Maryland planners were trying to raise the bar for bicycle infrastructure planning and design in North America.
Greater Greater Washington
November 18, 2018, 7am PST
An interview with a leader in technologies pushing energy
CleanTechnica
October 31, 2018, 10am PDT
Maryland's new FLASH bus rapid transit line will cost $31 million, with $10 million in funding from a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant. It's also the first bus rapid transit line in the state.
Silver Spring Patch
September 12, 2018, 5am PDT
Parts of Montgomery County, Maryland have declared a moratorium on new homes because schools are overcrowded.
Greater Greater Washington
August 8, 2018, 8am PDT
A series of new investments in the civic realm aren’t enough—some in Wheaton, Maryland want the community to catch up with its neighbors in providing a walkable town center.
Bethesda Magazine
August 2, 2018, 9am PDT
New rules will require more affordable housing in affluent areas, but also allow more exceptions.
Bethesda Magazine