Maryland

Known nationally as an innovator in smart growth and environmental protection, Maryland has many opportunities for improved transportation, land use and equitable development policies.

In Maryland, the Coalition for Smarter Growth focuses on Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. We advocate for transit-oriented neighborhoods where people can walk, bicycle and take transit between home, work and play, the new transit investments to support these communities, and affordable housing linked to transit.

Latest Happenings


COMMENTS: Thrive Coalition Sign-on Letter (Fall 2022)

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September 30, 2022 Montgomery County CouncilCouncil Office Building100 Maryland Ave, 6th FloorRockville, MD 20850 Re: Support for Thrive Montgomery 2050 Council President Albornoz and Councilmembers: The undersigned organizations are excited for the County Council to strengthen and approve Thrive 2050 this fall. Thrive is the right direction and vision for
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We're hiring a Maryland Transit Advocate!

We’re hiring a Maryland Transit Advocate!

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Our small but mighty team is looking for a Maryland Transit Advocate to help win major state transit investments, particularly in Prince George’s County. CSG’s advocacy goals for Prince George’s include securing state-level funding for improved, equitable bus transit and to support walkable, transit-oriented development.
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TAKE ACTION: Prince George’s needs safer streets and better transit for livable communities

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Maryland Department of Transportation will present its six-year transportation budget plan to Prince George’s officials this Thursday. The project list has some good projects, including the Purple Line, Metro, walk and bike safety, and support for transit-oriented development along the Blue Line Corridor. But also plans a lot of bad spending for road expansion that will fuel sprawling, traffic-generating development in the remaining rural areas of the county, and a continued failure to redesign existing roads to make them safer.
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Testimony: Director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) for Prince George’s County Appointment

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CSG supports the appointment of Mr. Johnson as Director of DPW&T. We are excited to support the movement of DPW&T towards safer streets, more reliable and frequent transit, and access to thriving businesses and neighborhoods.
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CSG Comments: Current Thrive Draft 2022.09.16

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth supports the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development committee’s unanimously approved draft of Thrive 2050 and the addition of the economy, environment, and equity chapters, and we recommend that the Council approve it this fall.
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