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Book talk with Christof Spieler!

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We’re hosting a book talk with Christof Spieler for the recently released second edition of the wildly popular book “Trains, Buses, People.”

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RISE Prince George's Holiday Happy Hour

RISE Prince George’s Holiday Happy Hour

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December 13, 2021, 6-8 pm RSVP Image from Prince George's Economic Development Platform, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, June 2021 Let’s get together (outdoors) to celebrate and look forward to the upcoming election year! Join us on December 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm to celebrate our year of work together and look
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Largo Metro Station pylon

CSG comments on Prince George’s Climate Action Plan (Commission draft)

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TESTIMONY: Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan

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We support the draft of the Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan, although we believe there is room for improvement to think more strategically, creatively, and boldly about certain elements. In general, we are excited that the plan embraces downtown Silver Spring as the right place to grow, and to grow in a way that supports diversity, connectivity, resiliency, and health. 
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Comments on the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth submits the following comments in response to the Notice of Availability of the I– 495 & I–270 Managed Lanes Study Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) and Updated Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation. We have also signed onto and endorse the comments submitted by the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club and separate comments by the Maryland Transit Opportunities Coalition.
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ACTION ALERT: Support Fairfax heading in the right direction!

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There are two opportunities this week to speak in favor of positive moves by VDOT and Fairfax County that will make walking and biking safer and more convenient. 
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