Friday, February 8, 2008

Get more Teenagers on the Road - Montgomery County to stop Bus route to School

The newspaper headline said " Another teen dies in a crash". It was very sad and to read this. People should understand that having a efficient public transport system will make lives better for everyone and there will not be any freedom lost.In fact there will be a lot of gain in time. So it frustrates me to read that the County is thinking of stopping a bus service that some students use. I got this from the PTA.

As you may know, Montgomery County budget constraints are threatening some Ride On bus routes. One of the affected routes is #37, which has a stop at Tuckerman and Gainsborough. Route #37 runs between Grosvenor Metro stop and Potomac Community Center. This bus operates on Monday to Friday peak hours only (6:17am - 9:57am/ 3:49pm - 7:50pm). Churchill students who stay after school might rely on this bus for after-school transportation. Montgomery County hereby notifies the general public and other interested parties that a public forum will be held on Monday, February 11, 2008 starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending after the last speaker at the Council Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, located at 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland. In case of inclement weather, the date will be February 13, 2008. Contact our County Council member, Roger Berliner, and let him know that you are opposed to the discontinuation of Ride on Bus Route #37.

Send your comments to: Mr. Roger Berliner Montgomery County Council 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850

Comments may be written, faxed or e-mailed on the proposed service reductions to the Division of Transit Services by 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2008.

Send your comments to: Carolyn G. Biggins, Chief Division of Transit Services 101 Monroe Street, 5th Floor Rockville, Maryland 20850 (240) 777-5800 (phone) (240) 777-5801 (fax)

Won't this encourage more teen drivers on the road? If you agree please write to asking him to make sure the bus route #37 is not affected.

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