The morning began with a meeting on the topic of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. At a recent T&E committee meeting I learned that the nonprofit group that manages the historic B&O Train Museum has reversed its position and now refuses to grant the county right of way for the Metropolitan Branch Trail. This is very unfortunate as community and elected leaders rallied behind funding for the restoration of that museum partly on the grounds that it would provide an excellent community asset on the trail. This is an issue we will return to in the capital budget process in January. If you ride the Red Line you may notice how much progress DC has made on the trail — and that the progress seems to stop as you cross into Montgomery County. This segment of the trail is an important issue that needs to be resolved in order to continue forward.
- A bold new vision for Bethesda
- Gang activity is a growing concern
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Express Bus Service on US 29
- Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan
- Remarks on the FY18 Budget
- Montgomery Council cuts costs to start new breweries, wineries and distilleries
- Funding a study for dedicated lanes on US 29 BRT