Start allowing shuttle buses at the Metro again
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Start allowing shuttle buses at the Metro again

    1. Barry Jackson
    2. Petition by

      Barry Jackson

      Rockville, MD

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May 2012

Victory

From Petition Creator Barry Jackson: Well it sure looks like we got the attention of someone. Good result, but we'll see if it is temporary.... Thanks for making your voice heard! Barry ////// RE: King Farm Shuttle Bus - Shady Grove Metro On behalf of the King Farm Conservancy, I am delighted to update you that with the enormous support of the community, our elected officials, Montgomery County, City of Rockville, and through WMATA’s immediate cooperation in this matter, we have arrived at the following resolution: Effective immediately, buses will drop-off and pick-up at Shady Grove Metro, prior to the travel bus lanes, at curbside. Within approximately two weeks, a designated temporary shuttle bus space will be provided. We will meet as planned on Tuesday with designated individuals to work towards a long term solution to serve the needs of our expanding community and businesses. Our sincere thanks to the many individuals who provided prompt and professional service to the King Farm community, its citizens and businesses. Sincerely, Janice M. Fothergill, CPM, MSc

UPDATE: We are encouraged that WMATA seems to be backing down (see petition update).  But stay tuned.  They haven't engendered trustworthiness...

We are very disappointed with the arbitrary and short-sighted decision to keep the King Farm shuttle buses from loading and unloading passengers from in front of the Metro. First, this decision was not announced by Metro and it has thrown our community for a loop - both residents and businesses. Secondly, it is not consistent as buses shuttling federal workers remain unchanged. Third, but most importantly, it results in people crossing 355 and other busy highways - many of them like myself with disabilities. Many people also use the shuttle with their kids.

Surely there must be some way to allow access to emergency vehicles without discontinuing access to the shuttle?

This was a poorly made decision. It reeks of someone making the decision because they could without thinking of consequences or the hardships caused to others.

I urge you to sign the petition and pass it on to others as well - they need to hear from us.

 

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      Barry Jackson
      Petition Organizer

      Well - it looks like the pressure did the trick. We will see.
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      RE: King Farm Shuttle Bus - Shady Grove Metro

      On behalf of the King Farm Conservancy, I am delighted to update you that with the enormous support of the community, our elected officials, Montgomery County, City of Rockville, and through WMATA’s immediate cooperation in this matter, we have arrived at the following resolution:

      Effective immediately, buses will drop-off and pick-up at Shady Grove Metro, prior to the travel bus lanes, at curbside. Within approximately two weeks, a designated temporary shuttle bus space will be provided. We will meet as planned on Tuesday with designated individuals to work towards a long term solution to serve the needs of our expanding community and businesses.

      Our sincere thanks to the many individuals who provided prompt and professional service to the King Farm community, its citizens and businesses.

      Janice M. Fothergill, CPM, MSc
      President
      King Farm Conservancy

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    • CHARLES SPIEGEL SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Did this get resolved. Myt mother is planning on living at INgleside and my 15 year old daughter will need to commute there. Thanks, Charlie

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    • Carol Schulman ROCKVILLE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I am handicapped

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    • Mark Radel ROCKVILLE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I live in King Farm and ride Metro nearly every day. A shuttle bus ban is potentially very dangerous for some members of our community. Furthermore, such a ban goes against the basic principles of both transit-oriented developments (like KF) and WMATA (who should be doing everything in their power to ENCOURAGE not discourage the use of public transportation).

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    • Martin Green ROCKVILLE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      We have WMATA's attention. We have the attention of our congressman. Need this resolved ASAP.

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    • Carlos Mayorga ROCKVILLE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      Bad decision negatively impacting KF residents. Other shuttles continue to operate (as they should)

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