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.