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Better Bus Feedback-Palooza! @ Paris Baguette

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Attainable Housing Walking Tour of East Silver Spring

Join Montgomery for All for an attainable housing walking tour of East Silver Spring! We'll explore the housing types in the neighborhood, and the zoning decisions that have made it possible (or in some locations, not possible!) to offer a wide variety of housing options for people of diverse ages, incomes, and household sizes.

Latest Happenings


Fairfax Co. names best workplaces for commuters

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What makes a good place to work? How about helping employees with an easier commute? Fairfax County, in partnership with theUniversity of South Florida's Center for Urban Transportation Research, recognized seven businesses and two business sites as the "Best Workplaces for Commuters" for 2012. The businesses encourage or support ridesharing, biking, teleworking, alternative work schedules. The businesses even give their employees transit benefits. With traffic congestion the norm across the region, Coalition for Smarter Growth Executive Director Stewart Schwartz says those types of benefits need to be offered by businesses across the region.

Box Boom

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Vince Gray beamed as he strode down the aisle, trailed by a cluster of aides and constituents hoping for a photo with the mayor, clutching a fork in one hand and a plate of appetizers in the other. “Imagine how many jobs this will create!” he said. The scene last Wednesday was a preview reception at D.C.’s first Costco, the evening before the 154,000-square-foot store officially opened. Giddy Washingtonians, Marylanders, and local politicos availed themselves of the copious free food and gazed admiringly at the megajugs of liquor and electrical appliances stacked five feet high. Arriving almost exclusively by car, visitors put a solid dent in the Shops at Dakota Crossing’s 2,000-spot parking lot, near the heavily trafficked intersection of New York and South Dakota avenues NE.

Smart Growthers Campaigning For Market Urbanism in DC Zoning Reform

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth is the main group trying to organize people in support of the D.C. zoning update proposal in the face of paranoid opposition.
Getting Transit-Oriented Development Right

Getting Transit-Oriented Development Right

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On December 5, we gathered with the Envision Prince George's Community Action Team for Transit-Oriented Development to learn from Stewart Schwartz, Chuck Boyd, and Shyam Kannan about best practices in getting TOD right in Prince George's County and beyond.

In Tysons Corner speech, McDonnell discusses MWAA changes, more transportation funding

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Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell (R) stressed the importance of transportation and infrastructure in an address at a transportation conference Wednesday. But that's not enough.