Montgomery County

Montgomery County Adds Bus Rapid Transit Service down Route 29 in East County

Starting today, October 14th, you can now ride Montgomery County’s new Flash bus service down Route 29. Most residents that live in Montgomery County also work in Montgomery County. The region has focused a lot on transportation options to get to and from DC, but public transit within Montgomery County has been less of a focus.

Bus routes like Flash can help ease traffic and provide reliable and fast service. Buses arrive every 10-15 minutes and will take you from Burtonsville to White Oak to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center in Silver Spring to connect you to Metro and MARC.

I’m looking forward to more Bus Rapid Transit routes in Montgomery County.

Government State Transportation

Governor Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot announce agreement on adding toll lanes


Governor Hogan and State Comptroller Peter Franchot announced an agreement on adding additional toll lanes to local highways. The deal did not include local officials. Instead of adding lanes all around the Capital Beltway, Hogan and Franchot plan to approve adding lanes to the American Legion Bridge and I-270 up to Shady Grove.

According to MCM, Rockville Mayor Bridgett Donnell Newton was blindsided by the deal. The deal would involve snatching up homes and land along I-270 in Rockville.

While the agreement does include handing over some of the toll revenue for public transit, it did not address environmental concerns that were voiced by advocates opposing the plan. Local advocates are organizing under Maryland Advocates for Sustainable Transportation (MAST).