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 reversible toll lanes for I-270 as well as the consideration of using shoulders for commuters, much like the way Virginia uses the shoulders, Berliner said.

The Action Committee for Transit on Monday demanded that the County Council call for a restoration of Metrorail and Metrobus service when they vote on the county’s transportation priorities. In a statement, ACT President Ronit Aviva Dancis said: “We’re astonished that the County Council would consider a transportation priorities letter that ignores Metro riders.”

The organization sent this letter to the County Council.

Here’s Berliner’s discussion about I-270 during his meeting with reporters Monday:

Here are the council’s documents for Tuesday’s meeting:

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2 Responses to “I-270 Will Be County’s Top Interstate Transportation Project”

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    On June 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm responded with... #

    It’s a “freeway” not a toll road. Keep freeways free. Creating toll roads is the first step toward privatization.

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    On June 27, 2017 at 11:00 pm responded with... #

    Montgomery County has already spent all of the money to support their sanctuary status. If you doubt me, look at the cost of increased security for MCPS.

    So the bad news is that you have to pay for improving 270 with tolls.

    My suggestion is to move to Virginia. You will save 15 hours a week minimum. MC hates business and so all of the jobs are in VA. I look at the 735 hours a year as another tax. It just isn’t worth it to stay here.

    You can see the impact of their business hatred in all of the empty stores. They have driven the median income so low that retail businesses have died. They can’t afford light rail like VA can with the Silver Line.

    MC has gone off the cliff. There is no going back. This is what happens when one party owns a state/county for decades. Get out while you can, it is only going to get worse.

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