Developer to reveal plan for Viva White Oak at community meeting

Viva White Oak conceptual land use plan.

This Tuesday night, the public will get a first look at the preliminary sketch plan for the much-anticipated Viva White Oak project before it is formally submitted to the Planning Department. The community meeting is open to […]

East County’s wish-list of priority projects for 2017

Peter Myo Khin standing at podium in front of audience seated at tables in groups

Last week, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was sent a formal letter recommending specific projects to be included in the capital budget from the East County Citizens Advisory Board, an advisory group that represents communities […]

SHA reveals preliminary results of MD 28/198 study

Photo of people looking at highway project maps.

Earlier today, the State Highway Administration (SHA) shared some preliminary results of the 28/198 Corridor Improvement Study, which could transform the major highway in Spencerville and Burtonsville. The public is invited to share their opinions […]

Hucker calls out misinformation circulated by BRT opponents

Councilmember Tom Hucker corrects misinformation regarding US 29 BRT at May 4 Worksession of Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment (T&E) Committee. Video clip obtained from montgomerycountymd.gov.

“It’s disturbing that I have received at least dozens of emails this week telling me blatantly misrepresentational things about this project, and I know that’s in none of our interest. So I’d like to take […]

Setting the record straight on MetroExtra for US 29

Photo of WMATA Metro Extra buses

Two days ago, Council President Roger Berliner shared a story on Facebook about the political and economic risks of Montgomery County chipping in funds to pay WMATA for a new bus service. He wrote, “We need […]

White Oak could be the “Silicon Valley of Healthcare”

Artist's rendering of Viva White Oak.

East County has waited too long for investment in jobs and transit while the rest of the county prospers. The White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan would provide up to 10,000 new jobs from three […]

BRT will reduce congestion and commute times on US 29

Photo of BRT station in Arlington

East County has long suffered from a lack of reliable and convenient transit options. But the County plans to fix this in the next three years by providing a transit system along US 29. The County anticipates […]

Burtonsville residents launch group to make MD 198 safer

Photo of charrette participants placing LEGO blocks on a large aerial image of Burtonsville

Shifting LEGO blocks around a large map of Burtonsville, local residents, businessowners, and community leaders met last night to evaluate highway improvements such as medians, turn lanes, and traffic lights along Old Columbia Pike (MD 198). This […]

Resident suggests intersection improvement; County responds

Aerial image of intersection overlaid with sketch of proposed turn lanes.

It’s now a little easier to exit the Briggs Chaney Plaza shopping center at Castle Boulevard since the County added a turn lane at a nearby intersection. As many locals can attest, it can get […]