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Montgomery County Council President Berliner Praises State’s Rejection of Virginia Request for Additional Potomac Crossing Study
 
  • Release ID: 12-212
  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939 or Delphine Harriston240-777-7931
  • From: Council Office
 
ROCKVILLE, Md., November 9, 2012—Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner, who chairs the Council’s Transportation Committee, today in a phone call with Maryland’s Acting Secretary of Transportation Darrell B. Mobley expressed his gratitude that the state rejected Virginia’s request to partner in further study of a potential additional crossing of the Potomac River.

“Unfortunately, today we have many, many unmet transportation needs in our state and in our community, including many unfunded transit projects that are consistent with our smart growth objectives,” said Council President Berliner. “What we do not need to do is to study a road/bridge project that we know with certainly will cause extraordinary division, promote greater sprawl and potentially destroy our precious Agricultural Reserve. We must focus our limited resources on projects that will advance our most urgent needs and that includes making better and more efficient use of our existing road network, such as the American Legion Bridge. I thanked Secretary Mobley for firmly and categorically rejecting Virginia’s invitation to go down this counterproductive path.”


NOTE: Secretary Mobley’s letter to his counterpart in Virginia is attached electronically.

Last edited: 12/23/2009  

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