Thanks to all who came to our January meeting! We caught up on what’s happening with the new County Council and how we aim to advance our priorities this year! We also discussed our top issues: transit-oriented development & zoning, complete streets, better transit, and housing opportunities for all.
Thank you to all who could join us last week for our virtual webinar on bus improvements in Northern Virginia! We had a great turnout and an informative discussion.
If you weren’t able to join us, we encourage you to check out the event recording and presentation materials. We heard from representatives from Alexandria’s DASH bus, Fairfax Connector, Metro, and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.
On November 9, 2022, RISE Prince George’s and CSG hosted a discussion with Metro and Prince George’s County to talk about how we can get more frequent, reliable, and accessible bus service that better meets the needs of riders and residents in Prince George’s and our region. These transit providers are seeking input as they look to redesign the bus network and prioritize buses on local roads.
RISE Prince George’s Kyle Reeder moderated this session. Maryland Delegate Jazz Lewis provided opening remarks. From WMATA, we heard from Allison Davis, Metro’s Vice President of Planning, and Raka Choudhury, Director of Bus Priority. Joining us from Prince George’s Department of Public Works and Transportation was Semia Hackett, Associate Director of Transportation, and Efon Epanty, Chief of Planning and Innovation.
Smart Growth Social, our annual fall fundraiser, is once again going local this year! Instead of our big party at Eastern Market, we’re working with local partners to host community-based gatherings across the region and highlight the importance of creating great places for people. Join us for one or more of our fall Smart Growth Social Goes Local events!
Thank you to everyone who joined RISE Prince George’s on 6/17/22 for our walking tour around the Capitol Heights Metro station.
On January 25, we hosted a workshop with the United Planning Organization (UPO) for DC homeowners about building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).
December 13, 2021, 6-8 pm
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.
Our co-host, Island Press, recently released the second edition of Christof Spieler’s wildly popular book “Trains, Buses, People.” Christof discussed the evolving conversation around transit and shared updates on fare policies, wayfinding, inclusivity, and North American transit systems. Purchase using code WEBINAR with Island Press for 30% off.
If you missed the talk, watch the recording of the event or download our powerpoint below.