Our Statewide Work in Maryland

  • Purple Line: We have long been supporters of the Purple Line: a proposed light-rail line which would circle and connect the region’s core communities near the Capital Beltway, linking the spokes of Metrorail. Learn more >>>
  • Say No to Maglev: The proposed Baltimore-Washington Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (SCMAGLEV) project is the wrong technology and design for the Washington-Baltimore corridor and the NE Corridor as a whole. Instead, we should invest in both the Amtrak and commuter rail improvement programs. Learn more >>>
  • I-495/I-270 Expansion: This expansion would harm parks, streams, neighborhoods, taxpayers, and drivers. Instead of investing in transit-oriented communities — especially in Prince George’s County — it condemns residents of the east side of our region to forever having more costly, long commutes. Learn more >>>

Latest Happenings


Take Action: Will Maryland’s Board of Public Works vote to expand highways during a climate crisis?

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On Wednesday, the three-person Maryland Board of Public Works is scheduled to vote on the contract to widen I-495 and I-270 with four private toll lanes. This vote is happening before critical financial and risk analyses and a final environmental impact statement are complete. We are calling on the Board
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RELEASE: Transportation Planning Board Re-Vote on Governor Hogan’s Toll Lanes

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COALITION FOR SMARTER GROWTH PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 21, 2021 Contact Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, 703-599-6437 Transportation Planning Board Re-Vote on Governor Hogan’s Toll Lanes Governor Hogan’s strong-arming further exposes biases and flaws in Beltway/270 study, and the distortions of the P3 approach Today, the regional Transportation Planning
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CSG Testimony: TPB Vote on Capital Beltway/I-270 & Long-Range Transportation Plan

CSG Testimony: TPB Vote on Capital Beltway/I-270 & Long-Range Transportation Plan

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July 20, 2021 Hon. Charles AllenChair, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Re: TPB Vote on Capital Beltway/I-270 and the Long-Range Transportation Plan Chair Allen and members of the TPB: I will keep our comments short: Governor Hogan and MDOT have:Completely failed to objectively study alternatives to the toll lanesPut
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