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MoCo Wants Input In Bethesda Transportation Issues

By Aaron Kraut

Tuesday - 3/26/2013, 10:55am  ET

Montgomery County seal on bus stopThe Montgomery County Department of Transportation released a list of public community meetings in which they hope to hear of issues and priorities from residents of Bethesda and other areas.

MCDOT’s Community Outreach Meeting Guide lists dates and times for the meetings, which are coordinated with the Transportation Management Districts of Bethesda, North Bethesda, Friendship Heights and Advisory Boards dedicated to bikes, pedestrians and taxis.

The Bethesda Transportation Solutions Advisory Committee usually meets on the third Friday of every other month, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Bethesda Urban Partnership headquarters at 7700 Old Georgetown Rd. The next meeting is scheduled for July 19.

Some residents of Friendship Heights are hoping for a more direct bus route to downtown Bethesda, which sparked the discussion of a Friendship Heights-Bethesda shuttle at a recent community meeting.

The planned installation of Bikeshare stations this year around Metro stations in Friendship Heights and Bethesda has already led to much discussion about bike safety and pedestrian safety on sidewalks where bikes might roam.