The Montgomery County's Department of Transportation (MCDOT) described the road network in the community as "essentially built out." At this point, with so little room in the County, MCDOT has to turn any focus away building new roads and instead focus on walkability and transit.
There are plans for a bus system, called "Rapid Transit System," to help ease congestion. In the effort to create a more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly community, there are also plans for Old Georgetown Road to become narrower as well. MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh said that he sees the improvement of walkability and transit in Montgomery County as an improvement on the quality of life in the area. He added that he hopes to create a "culture of yes" when it comes to how MCDOT does business in the community. To all of our readers, we want to ask you what do you want MCDOT to say yes to?
· Acting MCDOT Director Says There's No Room For New Roads In MoCo [Bethesda Now]
· Narrowing Roads [Curbed DC]