What is the Action Committee for Transit?

The Action Committee for Transit has a vision of better communities and better transit. 

We believe fundamental changes are needed in transportation and land use policies to give the people of Montgomery County and Maryland the quality of life we deserve.

Our broad membership and active volunteers give us the ability to make the voice of transit riders — and those who would like to ride transit if it were more available — heard in Rockville, Annapolis, and Washington.  At the same time, we continue to educate the public about the needs of transit.  Our organization is democratically governed and we are sustained financially by our members.

ACT was organized in 1986 by Harry Sanders and Ross Capon and incorporated in 2000 as a non-stock corporation with a board of directors elected by the members.

2024 Officers

President - Sean Emerson (Gaithersburg)
Vice President - Shanika Whitehurst (Gaithersburg)
Vice President - Sean Robertson (Kensington)
Vice President - Miriam Schoenbaum (Boyds)
Treasurer - Chris Farrell (Silver Spring)
Secretary - Helen Heinrich (Wheaton)
Board Member - Jake Goodman (Gaithersburg)
Board Member - Sizhe Xie (Rockville)

Ex officio board members:
Ralph Bennett (Silver Spring), Purple Line Now chair
Ben Ross (Bethesda), Maryland Transit Opportunities Coalition chair
Paul Goldman (Silver Spring), outgoing president
Sebastian Smoot (Burtonsville), East County
Quon Kwan (Rockville), Editor Transit Times

Kathy Jentz, Administrator [email protected]
Lev Boonin, Organizer [email protected]

Contact Us

PO BOX 7074

[email protected]