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For Immediate Release: 6/26/2012

Leggett, Transit Task Force to Hold Public Hearing; Comments Sought on Plan to Build 160-Mile Rapid Transit System

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the 15-member Transit Task Force he appointed will hold a public hearing to seek comments on the plan developed by the Task Force to establish a 160-mile, innovative, “best-in-class” rapid transit system in Montgomery County. The hearing will be held Thursday, July 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Council Office Building, 1st Floor Auditorium, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville.

The Task Force is recommending that the rapid transit system be built in three phases over the next nine to 20 years to mitigate both construction and affordability issues. Leggett created the Transit Task Force in February 2011.

Individuals and representatives of organizations wishing to speak may sign up at the public hearing. Speakers will be limited to two minutes and are encouraged to bring a written copy of their testimony. If time runs out before all speakers are accommodated during the two-hour hearing, a copy of their written testimony will be entered into the record. Those who cannot attend the meeting may also provide written comments by mail or email to:

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett
101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
ocemail@montgomerycountymd.gov

Free parking is available in the Council Office Building garage at the intersection of Jefferson and Monroe streets. Use the Jefferson Street entrance.

 

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Release ID: 12-169
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-6507

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