Next Generation of Transit: The Key to Montgomery’s Green Future

Wednesday, February 13 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Metro: Silver Spring)

 Geoff Anderson of Smart Growth America and Roger Berliner of the Montgomery County Council discussed transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and smart growth solutions to climate change. We also got the latest updates on Montgomery transit projects and strategized together about how we can mobilize to do our part and invest in transit.



Montgomery County is at a crossroads.  The county is expected to add over 200,000 new residents and over 100,000 new jobs in the next 20 years. Traffic and pollution will only grow worse if we don’t give people better options for moving around.

Did you know?

  • 34% of harmful air pollution emissions in Montgomery County come from transportation.
  • Buildings and transportation account for nearly 80% of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use.

Linking transit and transit-oriented communities can make a major contribution to fighting climate change and reducing air pollution. But among our transit projects, the Purple Line may fail for lack of funding, WMATA needs to continue restoring its aging infrastructure, and the county needs more rapid transit connecting more places.

We need to act now as a community and support a three-part transit agenda linking the Purple Line, Metro and the proposed Rapid Transit System. Investing in transit alternatives will be critical for doing our part to solve climate change, improve our air quality, support sustainable development and create good green jobs.

This event is part of CSG’s 2013 Walking Tours & Forums Seriesmade possible by the generous support of the National Association of Realtors. To learn more about our Walking Tours & Forums Series, visit