Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Leggett Joins Transit Task Force to Hear Public Comments on Rapid Transit Proposal

On July 12, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the 15-member Transit Task Force he appointed held a public hearing, seeking comments on the plan developed by the Task Force to establish a 160-mile, innovative, “best-in-class” rapid transit system in Montgomery County. About 100 people attended, with 30 presenting testimony.

The Task Force is recommending that the rapid transit system be built in three phases over the next nine to 20 years to mitigate both construction and affordability issues. Leggett created the Transit Task Force in February 2011.

For highlights of the Task Force recommendations, see the County’s press release, read the full Transit Task Force’s report or view the MCDOT study of the concept.