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Jordan P. Cooper is a Democratic candidate for Delegate of District 16 in the Maryland General Assembly. Jordan was born and raised in North Bethesda, attended K-12 in MCPS, and began his lifelong commitment to public service in the same community which he now seeks to represent in the state... Read more

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Diagram of Corridor Cities Transitway Montgomery County Maryland

Countywide Transit Corridors

Diagram of Corridor Cities Transitway Montgomery County MarylandThis Thursday, at a Montgomery County Council hearing on the Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan, I will testify in favor of investing in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in critical, high-density, mixed-use areas of the county.

I support BRT as a means of complementing our current transportation infrastructure, which is insufficiently prepared to meet the demands of our burgeoning population over the coming decade. BRT is a critical component of our vision for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) communities where residents can live, work, and play without needing to rely on a private vehicle; it will catalyze economic development, remove cars from the road, and offer expanded transit options that are flexible, reliable, convenient, frequent, and efficient.

My support of BRT is part of a comprehensive transportation plan that I have outlined as a Candidate for Delegate in District 16. The three pillars of my plan include:

  1. Investments in new forms of public transit infrastructure, including BRT, the new light rail Purple Line, and the Capital Bikeshare program;
  2. Support of Transit-Oriented Development that seamlessly integrates pedestrian walkways, biking infrastructure, and major transit nodes; and
  3. Maintained investments in existing public transportation infrastructure in neglected areas such as with Metro’s all-too-often single-tracked, flooded Red Line, and with WMATA bus routes that fail to be on-time, all-the-time.

I believe that Montgomery County, like Maryland as a whole, is well positioned to be a leader in promoting the development of downtowns that integrate new public transit-nodes, mixed-use pedestrian accessible zoning, and healthy, vibrant communities. When elected, championing these investments in our public transportation infrastructure will be one of my top priorities for creating a more vibrant economy and a more livable community.

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Jordan Cooper

About Jordan Cooper

Jordan P. Cooper is a Democratic candidate for Delegate of District 16 in the Maryland General Assembly. Jordan was born and raised in North Bethesda, attended K-12 in MCPS, and began his lifelong commitment to public service in the same community which he now seeks to represent in the state legislature. Jordan has extensive legislative experience in Annapolis, where he first worked a decade ago. Jordan is a health care professional with experience working on health policy in academic, legislative, clinical, non-profit advocacy, and private sector settings. This work includes the submission of public comments which were subsequently included in final federal regulations pertaining to Health Care Reform.

Jordan has a BA in Political Science from Vassar College and a MSPH in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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