Author: Cheryl Cort

Testimony in Support of Tracy Hadden Loh for DC WMATA Board

Testimony in Support of Tracy Hadden Loh for DC WMATA Board

October 27, 2021

Hon. Phil Mendelson, Chair
Committee of the Whole of the
Council of the District of Columbia

Regarding: PR 24-359, Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Tracy Hadden Loh Appointment Resolution of 2021

Dear Chairman and members of the Committee:

Please accept these comments on behalf of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, the leading non-profit organization in the D.C. region advocating for walkable, bikeable, inclusive, transit-oriented communities as the most sustainable and equitable way for the DC region to grow and provide opportunities for all.

We wish to express our support for Tracy Hadden Loh, PhD, for WMATA Board. Dr. Loh is eminently qualified to represent both the interests of the District of Columbia residents, and the region as a whole. She brings years of experience and expertise in regional governance, land use, and transportation issues. Dr. Loh is a life-long and regular user of WMATA and other transit systems. This makes Dr. Loh an intellectual leader on transit and urban land use policy while also being grounded in practical experience as a transit rider and DC resident.

We ask the Committee to approve Dr. Loh’s appointment.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony.

Sincerely,
Cheryl Cort
Policy Director

Event: Picture the Plan: Let’s talk about shaping the future of Chevy Chase DC

CSG worked with Ward3Vision to create an Urban Design Concept for Chevy Chase and present to the community through an event hosted by Historic Chevy Chase. View the plan and learn more.

Graphic: Opportunity Sites from Ward 3 Vision: A 30-Year Vision for Chevy Chase DC

Testimony in Support of Bruce Monroe PUD (Zoning Commission No. 16-11)

Testimony in Support of Bruce Monroe PUD (Zoning Commission No. 16-11)

For the limited scope hearing to analyze the proposed PUD under the updated Comprehensive Plan particularly with regard to the issues raised by the Remand Order.

Bruce Monroe plan drawing by TORTI GALLAS + PARTNERS
Better Buses for Prince George’s

Better Buses for Prince George’s

The Bus 028 photo courtesy of Prince George’s Department of Public Works and Transportation

On July 20, 2021, local and regional bus experts, along with stakeholders discussed where we are and where we want to be with Prince George’s bus service.

View the event recording on YouTube.

Speaker presentations: 

Anthony Foster, Chief, Transit Planning, Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation

James Hamre, Director, Office of Bus Planning and Scheduling, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

John Hillegass, Manager, Regional Mobility & Infrastructure, Greater Washington Partnership

This event was co-sponsored by: RISE Prince George’s, Coalition for Smarter Growth, and MetroNow.