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

Maryland State Highway Administration Response to ICC FOIA

The November 19, 2009 response by Neil J. Pederson, Administrator for the Maryland State Highway Administration, to a request for ICC tolling forecast data by CSG, Audubon and Community Research.

Request for ICC Toll Revenue Forecasts

A Freedom of Information Act request by the Coalition for Smarter Growth, Community Research and the Audubon Naturalist Society submitted to the Maryland Transportation Authority on October 23, 2009

Maryland: Supporting the Purple Line

We strongly support the Light Rail alternative directly connecting downtown Bethesda with Silver Spring, Langley Park, the heart of the University of Maryland on Campus Drive, Riverdale Park and the New Carrollton transit center.

Accelerated Global Warming from the ICC

This Friday and next Wednesday, the Maryland House of Delegates Environmental Matters Committee will hold public hearings on bills that would stop state expenditures on controversial Intercounty Connector until Maryland agencies assess and disclose the highway’s climate and public health impacts.

ICC Tolls Increase

Reports this week indicate that tolls on the Bay Bridge and Baltimore-area bridges and tunnels would have to be significantly increased, and in some cases doubled, to pay for Montgomery County’s Intercounty Connector.