Here’s How I Am Working for a Better Montgomery County
As our population grows, we are all more challenged to get where we want to go. As one of the council’s transportation policy leaders, I have championed innovative approaches to promote our resident’s mobility including:
- Cooperatively funding and reforming Metro
- Requiring new development to reduce dependence on cars
- Traffic signals using adaptive intelligence to improve flow
- Incentives for employers to promote alternatives to driving such as telecommuting and public transportation
- Building protected bike infrastructure such as new networks in downtown Silver Spring (a pilot for county-wide application), White Flint and Bethesda
- New rapid bus options on MD 355, MD 29 and MD 586 (with service levels ranging from “limited stop express” to “bus rapid transit”)
- Snow removal from sidewalks
In the coming years I look forward to monitoring the progress of construction on the Purple Line, which I fought hard for, as well as working to ensure that the State follows through on a plan to invest in 270, including unlocking the American Legion bridge to Northern Virginia, while fighting to make that plan multi-modal so that the investment benefits everyone. We must also work to revive state interest in making MARC a more valuable commuter rail system.
We urgently need more transportation infrastructure and we need to reduce the growth in auto traffic by creating alternatives to driving.