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 have proven, that building and widening more highways leads to more traffic and more congestion. Affordable, convenient, frequent, reliable 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, Germantown and beyond.
- Make walking and cycling safe and convenient in all our neighborhoods
- Build more homes near transit so that everyone can afford to live here
- Create a network of frequent bus lines spanning the county
- Ensuring that WMATA has the funding it needs to continue to serve and connect our region
Oppose the widening of I-270 and other tried and failed car dependency schemes
You can help make that vision a reality. Join the Action Committee for Transit today.
- ACT joins other Maryland transit advocates to condemn proposed cuts in transit service. Plan for next year's budget would eliminate commuter buses and walk away from deal with CSX to run more trains on MARC, while continuing to break ground on money-wasting highway expansions.
- County Council unanimously approves path-breaking Pedestrian Master Plan. Rejects calls to preserve pedestrian-hostile road designs by designating improvements in walking conditions as "non-priority."
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.
- March 12 - Speaker to be announced
- April 9 - Speaker to be announced