Our Concern

Montgomery County has changed dramatically: it is no longer comprised of sleepy, bedroom suburbs. Today, the County includes a wide variety of communities to accommodate a diverse range of lifestyle choices – rural and ex-urban communities, traditional suburbs, mixed-use suburban centers, and vibrant urbanized communities. But our region has not invested in adequate road and transit facilities to connect us and provide more livable communities.  The County’s economic future will be in jeopardy unless we make targeted investments in new capacity, deliver master-planned road and transit facilities, and plan and develop more transit-oriented developments in key employment areas.

To remain competitive, and to maintain our quality of life, we need to enhance the connections between communities; doing so will ensure that future generations will be better able to access the region’s employment centers and recreation/entertainment destinations.

By the Numbers

  • Montgomery County’s population is expected to increase by more than 16% by 2045, placing additional strain on an already congested transportation system
  • The average commute time for a Montgomery County resident is already 34.4 minutes
  • 54% of Montgomery County residents travel 10 or more miles from their home to their place of work
  • The American Legion Bridge averages 235,000 vehicles per day, and that number is expected to increase to 280,000 vehicles per day by 2040
  • Traffic on Maryland highways already exceeds pre-pandemic congestion levels
  • More than 65% of Montgomery County commuters choose to drive alone
  • A stable and well-funded transit system is essential to provide residents with alternatives to commuting alone by car

Learn the Facts

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