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State & County officials host community forum on safety concerns and repairs at Wheaton Metro parking garage

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 15, 2019

Monday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton Community Recreation Center Social Hall
11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902 

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 15, 2019—Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro, Councilmember Tom Hucker and the District 18 State Delegation will host a community forum Nov. 18 to discuss what the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is doing to address safety concerns and other issues at the Wheaton Metro parking garage.

As reported by The Washington Post, Metro customers have complained for years about safety issues and deteriorating conditions at the garage. Council President Navarro has been an ongoing advocate for improvements at this garage, including safety patrols and cameras, facility upgrades and cleanliness during her tenure on the Council. In response, WMATA plans to install security cameras this year and start a rehabilitation project in the spring. That work is to include painting, adding more emergency phones and installing transparent doors to enhance safety in stairwells. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the community to share its safety concerns, while WMATA and Metro Transit Police will give an update on the planned safety improvements that have long been advocated for by the Councilmembers and State Delegation.

Along with Council President Navarro and Councilmember Hucker, and in addition to WMATA and Metro Transit Police representatives, all four members of the District 18 delegation — Senator Jeff Waldstreicher and Delegates Emily Shetty, Al Carr and Jared Solomon — plan to attend the forum.

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Release ID: 19-360
Media Contact: Craig Wilson 240-777-7968