County Council votes to approve FY18 budget savings plan

Photo from Pexels The County Council yesterday approved a resolution calling for $53.4 million in cuts to the FY18 operating budget and $9.3 million in cuts to the Capital Improvements Program. County Executive Isiah Leggett had proposed a FY18 savings plan that included $58.7 million in operating budget savings and $13.5 million in current revenue capital budget savings to reduce … Read More

Traffic, safety principal concerns raised at sector planning kick off

Graphic courtesy┬áMontgomery County Planning Department (M-NCPPC). Traffic congestion and pedestrian safety along Georgia Avenue were the principal concerns among attendees at a presentation kicking off planning for a Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills sector plan. The comments primarily focused on the difficulty crossing Georgia Avenue at Forest Glen Road to get to and from the Metro, and at Seminary Place to get … Read More

Bus Rapid Transit station design report released

Graphic from Bus Rapid Transit Station Design Prototype Report. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has released a Bus Rapid Transit Station Design Prototype Report to illustrate what BRT stations could look like along various parts of the proposed routes. The BRT system is designed to provide large buses running in dedicated lanes with green light priority and fewer stops … Read More