Author: Cheryl Cort

RISE Prince George’s Holiday Happy Hour

December 13, 2021, 6-8 pm

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 to next year — which is an election year!  We’ll hear from the new Hyattsville Mayor Kevin “Scooter” Ward and other presenters who can speak to our past, present, and future of creating dynamic gathering spaces (Downtowns), more affordable housing, and innovative transportation for everyone who lives, works, and plays in Prince George’s County.

WHEN: Monday, December 13, 6:00-8:00pm 

WHERE: Town Center Market – outdoor patio (with some heaters)

4705 Queensbury Road | Riverdale, MD 20737

Transit Directions: The market is located directly adjacent to the Riverdale MARC Station but is also just a short last-mile connection (walk, bike, or bus) from the Prince George’s Plaza Metro Station

First 30 people get a free drink!

Celebrate a year promoting our agenda of a shared, sustainable prosperity by creating safe, walkable, inclusive and transit-oriented communities. 

Learn from community leaders, including Hyattsville Mayor Kevin “Scooter” Ward

Launch the RISE Prince George’s election platform to educate candidates and the public about how to build a better Prince George’s. Learn about how you can be part of winning support from our future elected officials to build a more sustainable, prosperous and inclusive County. 

Learn more about RISE Prince George’s here.

Photo: Mayor Kevin “Scooter” Ward, City of Hyattsville, MD

COVID-19 precautions: we encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated. This event is held outside, so bundle up! RISE Prince George’s does not endorse or work on behalf of candidates, or express any view for or against any candidate.

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.

Cheryl Cort
Policy Director

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.