A Vision of Better Transit and Better Communities

Please visit the main Action Committee for Transit website at www.actfortransit.org. This site features action opportunities including membership and the petition(s) listed above. 

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 our streets to make it easier and safer to walk and to ride a bike.
  • Create the kind of neighborhoods we want to live in.

The Purple Line from Bethesda to New Carrollton, now under construction, is the key to creating a livable, transit-oriented future for our county, but it is only a first step. The next steps for Montgomery County are:

Latest Updates

  • WMATA budget proposes to give some federal transit aid away to MD, DC & VA counties by requesting no growth in local contribution. Under 3% annual operating budget cap, this means forced service cuts when riders return.
  • ACT joins other transit advocates in denouncing toll lane environmental statement. Rigged analysis tries to justify project that will charge sky-high tolls, need public subsidy, and fail to relieve traffic congestion.

  • ACT presents its agenda for transit equity in Montgomery County

  • ACT urges the House of Delegates Environment & Transportation Committee to support HB 102 which would require county approval of the proposed I-270 & I-495 Lexus Lanes.

  • ACT supports legislation requiring Maryland Transit Administration to plan for all-day train service on MARC to Frederick & Camden Yards.

  • ACT calls on General Assembly to create a statewide Vision Zero program

Meetings

ACT's monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, at the Silver Spring Civic Center (or online for the duration of the pandemic). Meetings begin at 7:30pm.

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 and is (despite ACT's advocacy against subsidies for drivers) free after 7 pm.

Upcoming meetings:

    • February 9 - to be announced

    • March 9 - to be announced

    • April 13 - to be announced

Action Committee for Transit, PO Box 7074, Silver Spring, MD 20907-7074