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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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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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Transit advocates see midcounty problems

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“Even more telling is that in the draft EER (Environmental Effects Report), you can see that with alternative 9, the same intersections in the southern (already built) portion of Midcounty Highway continue to fail. If you open up a new stretch of road that will attract more commuters heading north to south to the same failing intersections, what do you think is going to happen?” Blynn said.
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Montgomery chooses route for new road between Gaithersburg and Clarksburg

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As with any major transportation project, the Midcounty Highway extension is controversial. Some residents and smart-growth advocates say the road-building money would be better spent on a bus rapid transit system to reduce traffic by allowing people to forego driving. Other critics said it would cause too much environmental damage and run too close to neighborhoods.
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RELEASE: Another Potomac River Bridge Study?

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Coalition for Smarter Growth, Piedmont Environmental Council Sierra Club - Virginia Chapter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 6, 2014 Contact: Stewart Schwartz, CSG, 703-599-6437 (C) Chris Miller, PEC, 540-347-2334 Another Potomac River Bridge Study? Proposed Legislation Could Inject a Hot Potato into Congressional Race Proposed legislation by Delegates Tom Rust and
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