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.
I am excited to be working with SMTA to improve mobility, safety and quality of life in our area. As planning director for Tampa, Leesburg and most recently, Rockville, I have significant experience in transportation, zoning and land use. I served as an expert witness as a consultant with HDR, Inc. and Tampa Bay Engineering,… Read More »0
The regional Transportation Planning Board agreed to study 10 long-range projects, policies and programs that could be game-changers in solving regional transportation. These included two of SMTA’s highest priorities: 1) a northern bridge crossing the Potomac River and 2) a regional express travel network which includes Express Toll Lanes (free to HOV/Transit) for I-270, Capitol… Read More »0
Lots of Successes in the Last Few Weeks – Let’s Keep the Pressure On Participate in Visualize 2045 One of the best ways to participate in Visualize 2045 is to take the quick online survey. What issues most affect your daily travel? What would make your experience better? Your answers will help inform discussions among… Read More »0
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: