“In a letter to County Council, MD Transpo Secretary Greg Slater clarified the State’s commitment to fund a major transit project serving Montgomery County with toll revenue from Maryland’s program to expand capacity for the American Legion Bridge and I-270 Corridor.
This new commitment builds on prior changes we have been asking for, including removing the Eastern section of the Beltway from the plan, rebuilding the American Legion Bridge so that it can structurally support a future transit line, and including a shared use trail
For more than a decade, Montgomery County has supported adding capacity to the American Legion Bridge and the Beltway west of the I-270 Spur, in the context of a multi-modal approach to the 270 Corridor.
I am not surprised but very disappointed to see the quotes from County Executive @Marc_Elrich at today’s #HANDAM19 affordable housing conference. I strongly disagree with his statements. I’ve heard them before. A thread:
Montgomery County is a special place because we have a generous spirit and a strong sense of the public good. We care about the world we live in and we want to work together to create opportunity and a better world.
“Missing middle” housing needs are REAL. Despite Elrich’s comment that middle income housing is plentiful, the middle class is very squeezed. The Elrich policy of saying NO to everything will only worsen our affordability problems and make it harder for us to be our best.