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Montgomery County

March 5, 2021, 5am PST
The MDOT study found that the monorail line would draw many of its riders from existing public transit systems.
The Washington Post
February 1, 2021, 7am PST
Historic zoning decisions have left a lasting legacy of housing inequality. Current leaders have the opportunity to change that.
Greater Greater Washington
January 3, 2021, 7am PST
Vocal opposition hasn't slowed the Maryland Department of Transportation's progress of the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project.
Bethesda Magazine
December 30, 2020, 12pm PST
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.
DCist
December 9, 2020, 6am PST
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.
Bethesda Magazine
December 8, 2020, 6am PST
A new plan under development in Montgomery County, Maryland plots a course change for the famously suburban county.
Greater Greater Washington
December 4, 2020, 7am PST
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.
Greater Greater Washington
December 1, 2020, 5am PST
The public-private partnership behind the Purple Line light rail project in Maryland fell apart in September, and has this past week been revived.
The Washington Post
November 4, 2020, 5am PST
The Montgomery County Council wants a tax break for transit oriented development whether County Executive Marc Elrich likes it or not.
Source of the Spring
October 8, 2020, 7am PDT
The Montgomery County Council approved a property tax break as an incentive for high-rise rental developments located on Metro station properties.
Bethesda Magazine
September 23, 2020, 12pm PDT
Purple Line Transit Partners, the contractors managing construction of the beleaguered Purple Line in Maryland, have begun to walk off the job as a dispute about cost overruns brings the project to a screeching halt.
The Washington Post
August 10, 2020, 9am PDT
A planning change would make it easier to develop housing near transit in Montgomery County, Maryland. In 2018, the county adopted a development moratorium intended to prevent overcrowding in schools.
Greater Greater Washington
July 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Montgomery County planners recommend the implementation of sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes on streets within a half-mile radius of Purple Line light-rail stations.
The Washington Post
July 15, 2020, 8am PDT
The state of Maryland is moving forward with a highway widening plan that would spend $11 billion in a private-partnership to add toll lanes to two Capital Beltway highways.
DCist
June 9, 2020, 6am PDT
Planners are hoping that by expanding the boundaries of the Silver Spring Downtown Plan in Montgomery County, Maryland, new opportunities for missing middle housing will create new opportunities for housing affordability.
Greater Greater Washington
June 3, 2020, 6am PDT
The draft new Montgomery County Complete Streets design guide is a key tool for achieving the goals set out by the county's Vision Zero Action Plan.
Montgomery Planning
April 20, 2020, 10am PDT
After initially saying that he had total authority on how and when to reopen the economy, Trump handed the responsibility to the 50 governors to make their own decisions and offered guidance in the form of a three-phase plan that relies on testing.
The New York Times
April 17, 2020, 5am PDT
A third lawsuit tried to halt the Purple Line light rail project in Maryland, but it was just the latest lawsuit to get tossed by a judge.
The Washington Post
December 21, 2019, 9am PST
A new plan lays out strategies to keep housing affordable for low- and moderate-income residents along the corridor of Maryland’s new Purple Line.
WAMU
November 13, 2019, 7am PST
Maryland and Virginia have decided on a plan to widen the American Legion Memorial Bridge, connecting the Northern Virginia suburbs of McLean and Great Falls with Maryland’s Montgomery County.
WTOP