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Susan Swift, AICP Named Executive Director of SMTA

August 7, 2017 | Author: John Fineran

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, working on numerous infrastructure projects including roadways, pipelines and a trolley system. I look forward to working with you and can be reached at: info@mdtransportation.org 703.964.6792regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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Recent Successes for SMTA Priority Projects

August 7, 2017 | Author:MoveMDweb

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 Beltway, Dulles Toll Road and U.S. 50; and widening the American Legion Bridge. In a letter to the Maryland Department of Transportation, County Executive Ike Leggett and the Montgomery County Council listed I-270 Express Toll/HOV/Transit...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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Take The Council of Governments Transportation Survey

August 7, 2017 | Author: John Fineran

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 elected leaders and regional planners about the planning and funding decisions to improve the region's transportation future. The survey deadline was extended to August 21st. Do it today AND send the link to your friends....regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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Regional Transportation Planning Board to Move Forward on Long-Range Plan – Action Needed

July 20, 2017 | Author:MoveMDweb

This Wednesday, July 19, the COG Transportation Planning Board (TPB), will finalize the list of projects in their long-term study (details below). The public is invited to testify and your input is crucial, either in person or via email (using the button below). What TPB is voting on In light of studies showing our current long-range plans do not have enough capacity to handle future travel needs for our region, and if we don't add major new transit and road capacity, congestion gets much worse, TPB is studying 10 major...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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New “Fix270Now” Coalition Launches Effort to Ease Traffic on 270

September 19, 2016 | Author: John Fineran

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 the group's Honorary Chair and played a key role in its creation. The bipartisan group of business, civic and elected leaders will press for multimodal solutions, including new express-toll lanes and regional bus-rapid-transit (BRT) using...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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Purple Line Forum September 29 to Focus on Denver Experience

September 12, 2016 | Author:John Fineran

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 is one of SMTA's top-priority projects and would help connect the region and more effectively utilize our current Metro system, enabling tens of thousands more residents to enjoy faster, more efficient east-west trips from Bethesda to...regional poll of 800 residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia support:

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