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County’s Legislative Priorities for 2018 State Session Outlined

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 18, 2017

Montgomery County’s transportation priorities for the 2018 State Legislative Session Transportation are summarized below:

  • Restore WMATA’s safety and service reliability through increased capital investment using a dedicated funding source.

  • Require WMATA to honor its commitment to eliminating turnbacks at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail Station by July 1, 2018.

  • Support more State funding to help meet Vision Zero Action Plan goals to reduce severe and fatal collisions on roads; support law and policy changes to better align with Vision Zero and seek more state funding for additional sidewalks on state roads.

  • Establish parity between transit systems in the Washington and Baltimore regions by fully funding the operating deficit subsidy for the Washington region’s locally-operated bus systems - - Ride On in Montgomery County and TheBus in Prince George’s County.

  • Ensure that public funding for transportation in the County is not replaced in the Governor’s plan for private financing of proposed projects for I-495 and I-270, and support the County’s need for improved transit options and increased alternatives to single occupancy vehicles.


Read the details about the County’s transportation and other legislative priorities.

Release ID: 17-257
Media Contact: Office of Intergovernmental Relations 240-777-6550