Traffic congestion in the Washington, DC, area is among the worst in the nation. Suburban communities in Maryland are all struggling with deteriorating roads and bridges,while dozens of unfunded transit, road, bicycle and pedestrian improvements that could make a real difference remain stuck in “neutral.” The Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance (SMTA) was formed to get us moving again, by providing expert analysis, public education and ongoing advocacy for a more efficient, safe and balanced transportation network in Suburban Maryland.
SMTA has assembled a series of briefing papers on the basics, below, and will be adding more detailed reports, white papers and studies to these pages in the future:
Area leaders, including U.S. Representatives John Delaney and Chris Van Hollen, and a host of local and state officials from Montgomery and Frederick Counties, gathered today to launch a new coalition effort to re-start two long-delayed project studies that hold great promise for unlocking the severe traffic nightmare that is I-270 during both rush-hours. Congressman Delaney is… Read More »0
Purple Line Now is hosting a forum at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services center September 29th to explore Denver’s experience with a light-rail line delivered through a public-private partnership, as is also the case with Maryland’s Purple Line. Guests are invited to sign up in advance to attend. Click this link to RSVP. The Purple Line… Read More »0
A recent poll released today at a briefing of area leaders shows transportation is by far the top long-term concern for residents of the Greater Washington Region. Overwhelming majorities also favor significant new investments in both the area’s highway and mass transit networks. Large majorities in this regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and… Read More »2