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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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Executive Leggett: “Make No Mistake About It, There is Fear” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council members and County Executive Ike Leggett are addressing community concerns about safety and possible discrimination, harassment and hate crimes. On Tuesday, the elected leaders held a news conference and passed a resolution, reaffirming the county’s tradition of respect for all residents. “Make no mistake about it, there is fear, and there is […]

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November 14, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Action Committee for Transit Propose MARC Train Upgrade to Ease I-270 Congestion

Action Committee for Transit (ACT) is proposing increasing MARC train service on the Brunswick/Frederick line to and from Washington, D.C. to ease congestion on I-270. Earlier this year Governor Larry Hogan called on the smartest minds in transportation to help the state decide how to spend $100 million in funding to ease congestion along the I-270 […]

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December 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Ike Leggett: “Maryland Should Have the Dram Shop Law” (VIDEO)

During a virtual town hall meeting on Dec. 15, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said he believes Maryland should have the Dram Shop Law. Leggett’s comments followed the funeral of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta. “The tragic and preventable death of Officer Noah Leotta is weighing heavily on all our hearts,” said Leggett. “I […]

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August 20, 2014 | Krista Brick

MCPS Graduates Show Third Year of Improvement on ACT Test

The performance of Montgomery County Public Schools graduates on the ACT college admissions exam improved for the third consecutive year, according to the county school system. The MCPS Class of 2014 earned an average composite score of 23.7 (out of 36) on the ACT, an increase over both the Class of 2013 (23.5) and the Class […]

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February 5, 2014 | Staff Writer

County Council to Hold Another CIP Hearing and More

The Montgomery County Council at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, will hold the third session of a public hearing on County Executive Isiah Leggett’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Budget and his proposed FY 2015-20 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The CIP is a six-year plan for funding major projects. The public hearing will be […]

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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 23, 2013 | Staff Writer

ACT Slams Chevy Chase For Tactics Against Purple Line

The Action Committee for Transit (ACT), issued a statement claiming the Town of Chevy Chase aims to keep outsiders away as the town continues to fight against the Purple LIne. “With their arguments against the Purple Line blown away by the state’s new environmental study, opponents in Chevy Chase are falling back on undisguised stalling […]

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August 30, 2013 | Nancy Frieder

College Application Essay: A Dream or Nightmare?

Recently there has been a lot of mention in the news about reaching the 50-year milestone anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic march on our nation’s capital. Now this may seem a little strange, but it has gotten me thinking about college application essays. Perhaps you’re thinking that I’m taking this too far, Or that […]

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July 8, 2013 | Staff Writer

Look Before You Lock

When temperatures rise, so does the risk of an unimaginable tragedy – children accidentally left in hot cars. Nationally, the number of children who have died in cars as a result of the heat has already DOUBLED compared to the same time last year. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue is teaming up with Safe Kids […]

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