Action Committee for Transit

February 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Group Calls for Longer Pedestrian Timing on Rockville Pike

About 20 people tested the crosswalk lights at Rockville Pike and Bou Avenue on Friday morning, revealing pedestrians have only seconds to cross the busy thoroughfare. “We want greater pedestrian timing,” said Ronit Dancis, president of Action Committee for Transit (ACT), the organization that organized the event. Dancis said that between 2003 and 2007, four […]

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

I-270 Will Be County’s Top Interstate Transportation Project

Council President Roger Berliner said I-270 would be Montgomery County’s No. 1 interstate transportation project, meaning it leads the list of priorities for the county in correspondence with the state. A draft letter to the state Department of Transportation listing county priorities will be decided Tuesday. The county is asking the state to consider two […]

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May 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Leggett Disappointed with Purple Line Decision; Hogan Finds It ‘Baffling’

UPDATED: County Executive Ike Leggett described his disappointment with the Purple Line decision Tuesday morning. The judge considering a case to halt the Purple Line project has issued a ruling siding with opponents of the light rail link between Bethesda and New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. In his ruling, Judge Richard J. Leon expressed […]

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August 4, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Federal Judge Ruling Could Delay Purple Line Construction

Purple Line construction could potentially be delayed following a federal judge’s decision on Wednesday, which orders additional studies to take into account Metrorail’s deterioration and declining ridership. According to court documents, which can be found on Bethesda Beat’s website, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Richard Leon ordered the defendant, the  Maryland Transit […]

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March 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Action Committee for Transit Calls on Elected Officials to Fund Public Infrastructure

Action Committee for Transit released a statement calling on elected officials to fund maintenance of public infrastructure following Metro’s emergency shutdown announcement. “Elected officials take note: this is what happens when you don’t fund maintenance of public infrastructure,” Ronit Dancis of Action Committee for Transit said. This is the first time that the Metro system […]

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January 12, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 12, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Might want to bundle up, the National Weather Service forecasts scattered snow showers after 2 p.m. today. 2. The Montgomery County Council meets today and on the agenda is the Spending Affordability Guidelines for FY17. 3. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will […]

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March 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Purple Line Debate and Rally Scheduled in Silver Spring Tonight

The Action Committee for Transit (ACT) is holding a rally tonight outside the AFI Silver Spring Theater and Culture Center denouncing a debate about the future of the Purple Line that is being hosted inside by the Maryland Public Policy Institute. ACT called the event a “fundraiser.” The event costs $45 per ticket to attend. You can read the ACT […]

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February 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Action Committee for Transit Issues Statement on Purple Line

The Action Committee for Transit has released the following statement on the Purple Line delay: “We are deeply disappointed by Friday evening’s announcement of a five month delay in awarding the contract for the Purple Line. “Delay risks the loss of private and federal funding for an essential transit line. Maryland cannot afford to leave […]

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October 8, 2013 | Staff Writer

Parents Demand Safe Walk to School (Photos)

To mark National Walk to School day, the Action Committee for Transit (ACT) will leaflet at the intersection of Arlington Road and Edgemoor Lane the morning of October 9 to advocate making it safer for children to walk to school. Wendy Leibowitz, a Bethesda Elementary School parent, will join the leafleting effort at 8:30 a.m. […]

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September 25, 2013 | Staff Writer

photo Silver Spring metro

Silver Spring Transit Center: When Will It Open?

The Action Committee for Transit  (ACT) is sponsoring a contest to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Silver Spring Transit Center’s Sept. 26, 2008 groundbreaking. Guess when the Transit Center will open for regular bus service and you could win dinner for two at 8407 Kitchen Bar. The most accurate guess wins, when the […]

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