Fare-free public transit has recently gained momentum across the globe. As of 2018, there were 97 cities and towns with fully fare-free public transit, mostly in Europe. There are 27 fare-free systems in the United States, “mostly in small towns and colleges.” Reasons for this move include climate, congestion, equity, and economic development.
Today, over 25 organizations will launch a campaign advocating for better bus service in Montgomery County.
Over 20 organizations will hold an event to launch a campaign for better Ride On and Metrobus service in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County has planned an ambitious 82-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) network, which would be a major step towards the county’s greenhouse gas emission reduction and economic development goals.
We support a robust bus rapid transit system on MD 355 and urge the Planning Board to recommend a combination of Alternatives B and C.
Pete Tomao, an advocate with the Coalition for Smarter Growth, said the Montgomery BRT line will not only bring badly needed transit enhancements to the corridor, but will serve as a model for the region.