A Vision of Better Transit and Better Communities
The Action Committee for Transit has a vision of a Montgomery County where it is easier to travel and more pleasant to live — a county built for people and not for automobiles.
Years of experience have shown, and studies prove, that building highways leads to more traffic and more congestion. Affordable, convenient transit gives us a way to get past the traffic jams and fosters a better quality of life in our neighborhoods.
It is time to change priorities:
- Connect our communities with a network of rail lines.
- Redesign streets for easy, safe walking and cycling.
- Create diverse neighborhoods where all are welcome.
ACT Leads the Way
Thirty five years ago, ACT's first six members gathered in a living room to plan the light rail line that eventually became the Purple Line. After decades of struggle, we will soon be riding these long-needed trains from Bethesda to New Carrollton, but it is only a first step. Today, ACT is building on our past success with a broader vision for a more livable Montgomery County:
- Run MARC trains all day, both ways, connecting Silver Spring, Kensington, Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Germantown.
- Make walking and cycling safe and convenient in all our neighborhoods
- Build more homes near transit so that everyone can afford to live here
- Span the county with a network of frequent bus lines
You can help make that vision a reality. Join the Action Committee for Transit today.
- The County Council unanimously approved Thrive 2050, a general plan that points the county toward a transit-oriented future with neighborhoods that welcome all.
- ACT seeks better communication of Ride-On bus schedule changes.
- The Democratic nominees (and likely winners) for County Executive and at least 7 out of 11 County Council seats oppose the plan for privatized toll lanes on the Beltway and I-270. Support for all-day MARC train service is near-unanimous. See candidates' responses to our questionnaire on these issues.
The Silver Spring Civic Center faces the ice rink and Ellsworth Avenue. It is an eight minute walk north from the Silver Spring Metro Station. Many bus routes can take you to and from the meeting. Ride-On #15 and #19 stop at the corner of Wayne Ave. & Fenton St.; Metrobus routes Z6 and Z8 and Ride-On routes #9 and #12 stop along Colesville Road; Ride-On #16, #17, and #20 pass by on Fenton St. If coming by car, plentiful evening parking is available at the Wayne Avenue garage.
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