In Maryland, the Coalition for Smarter Growth focuses on Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. We advocate for transit-oriented neighborhoods where people can walk, bicycle and take transit between home, work and play, the new transit investments to support these communities, and affordable housing linked to transit.
The first phase of the Inner Purple Line is moving forward in Maryland from Bethesda to New Carrolton, with stops including Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Langley Park, University of Maryland and Riverdale. Another important future phase would tie Alexandria with National Harbor, Oxon Hill and Branch Avenue Metro station in Prince Georges County, and we hope for additional links to Fairfax in the future.
Montgomery is a fast-growing county that boasts diversity supported by its housing policies, a nationally-renowned Agricultural Reserve, and many opportunities to expand transit-oriented development. We are focusing on adding bus rapid transit to interconnect with Metrorail and the Purple Line and the redevelopment of aging commercial corridors through quality projects.
Prince George’s County
With 15 Metro stations, 8 MARC commuter rail station, parks, rivers, and farmland, and its older urban communities adjacent to the job center of D.C., Prince George’s is a place of great potential. We focus on working with public officials and community leaders to support economic development through well-designed, mixed-use, transit-oriented development, which will build the county’s tax and employment base, and provide increased retail and housing choices.