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


Background & Analysis on Visualize 2045 (April 2022)

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Despite a new climate action plan by TPB’s parent agency the Council of Governments, this Visualize 2045 makes no real changes and fails to reduce emissions any more than the last one.
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Letter to MDGA Leadership re: the proposed suspension of the Maryland gas tax

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Adrienne Jones, SpeakerMaryland House of DelegatesState House, H-101State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401 Bill Ferguson, PresidentMaryland SenateState House, H-107 100State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1991 Dear Speaker Jones and Senate President Ferguson, On behalf of the Transform Maryland Transportation Coalition (formerly Save MD Transit), we thank you for your support
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Letter re: 495/270 Toll Lanes in Montgomery County Economic Development Strategic Plan

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Montgomery County Council100 Maryland Ave. 6th FloorRockville, MD 20850March 17, 2022 Dear Councilmember: We are writing with respect to the Council’s consideration of the draft County economic development plan. We urge you to support the removal of a recommendation on page 30 to “Cooperate with state and federal resources to
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Comments on the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth submits the following comments in response to the Notice of Availability of the I– 495 & I–270 Managed Lanes Study Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) and Updated Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation. We have also signed onto and endorse the comments submitted by the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club and separate comments by the Maryland Transit Opportunities Coalition.
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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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