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


All About Thrive #3: A home for everyone, and new poll finds Thrive is popular

All About Thrive #3: A home for everyone, and new poll finds Thrive is popular

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Thrive is popular! A new poll shows that Thrive has a majority of support from likely Democratic voters in Montgomery County, with the strongest support from Black and African American residents, people under 45, and renters. A total of 55% of survey respondents were in support, with only 21% opposed.
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TAKE ACTION: The future of bus rapid transit in Montgomery County

TAKE ACTION: The future of bus rapid transit in Montgomery County

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CSG won Montgomery County's 2013 Countywide Transit Corridors Plan, which envisioned a new Flash bus rapid transit (BRT) system along major roadways. We've advocated to implement the plan ever since, and this past month we won actual construction funding for BRT on Veirs Mill Road and MD-355 between Germantown and
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EVENT: How traffic engineers can design streets for transit-oriented development

EVENT: How traffic engineers can design streets for transit-oriented development

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On June 1, 2022, RISE Prince George's and CSG hosted on online discussion with Randy Dittberner, PE, PTOE (formerly with Virginia Dept. of Transportation).
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All About Thrive #2: What does Thrive say about land use/growth patterns?

All About Thrive #2: What does Thrive say about land use/growth patterns?

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Today, we’re covering what Thrive says about land use and growth. At its core, Thrive is a land use plan that provides a framework for where and how the county should grow over the next 30 years, so this is one of Thrive's most important topics.
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All About Thrive #1: What's happening with Thrive 2050?

All About Thrive #1: What’s happening with Thrive 2050?

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Join us for our "All About Thrive" series over the next few months to help people learn more about Thrive 2050, Montgomery County's new general plan.
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