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Petitioning Montgomery County Council Phil Andrews (Montgomery County Council) and 17 others

Trees NOT Trains on the Capital Crescent Trail

• The Capital Crescent Trail between Bethesda, MD and Silver Spring, MD is a unique 3 mile park/recreational area serving hundreds of thousands of walkers, bikers, runners, children and other users yearly.

• I oppose the Maryland Transportation Administration’s current Purple Line plan to construct a double‐tracked, light rail system on the Capital Crescent Trail.

• I oppose this plan because it requires the deforestation of 48 acres of invaluable mature forest ecosystem inside the Washington Beltway.

• I want this area to be preserved as parkland.

• I urge the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration to reject the MTA’s request for funding to build the Purple Line on the Capital Crescent Trail.

I oppose Maryland Transportation Administration’s current Purple Line plan to construct a double‐tracked, light rail system on the Capital Crescent Trail between Silver Spring and Bethesda, MD because of the 48 acres of deforestation, 20 acres serve as a unique 3 mile, park/recreational for one million walkers, bikers, runners, and children yearly.

I urge the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Transit Administration and the US Congress to reject the MTA’s request for funding to build the Purple Line on the Capital Crescent Trail.

The Capital Crescent Trail between Bethesda, MD and Silver Spring, MD is a unique 3 mile, 20 acre park/recreational area serving hundreds of thousands of walkers, bikers, runners, children and other users yearly. Please Visit our website or better yet come and enjoy the trail, you'll easily see why this invaluable stretch of park is worth finding an alternative for the Purple Line.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Montgomery County Council
    Phil Andrews (Montgomery County Council)
  • Lt. Governor of Maryland
    Boyd K. Rutherford (Lt. Governor of Maryland)
  • Montgomery County Council
    Montgomery County Council
  • Secretary of Transportation, Maryland
    Peter K. Rahn
  • MTA
    Henry Kay
  • Deputy Associate Administrator, FTA
    David Longo
  • U.S. Federal Transit Administrator
    Peter Rogoff
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary
    Anthony Foxx
  • Maryland Governor
  • Maryland State Senate
  • Maryland State House
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Montgomery County Council
    Nancy Navarro
  • Montgomery County Council
    George Leventhal
  • Montgomery County Council
    Nancy Floreen
  • Montgomery County Council
    Marc Elrich
  • Montgomery County Council
    Roger Berliner


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