As our members and supporters know, WABA has worked for decades to help bring about a high-quality trail connection between Silver Spring and downtown DC. The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) can provide this connection, but its progress is threatened.
This year, the budget proposed by the Montgomery County Executive cuts design and construction funding for the county’s portion of the MBT for the next six years. We need the County Council to ensure that these years of effort are not wasted and that the County’s commitments to prioritize the completion of the trail are kept.
Priorities are determined not in empty words, but in budgetary commitments. In this budget the promises to build this trail are broken.
Your opportunity to tell the County Council to return the MBT to the county’s budget is this Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm. Please come and show your support for the trail. If you are unable to attend in person, CLICK HERE to email the County Council to state your support for the trail and to request that funding be restored.
Could you please share the details for the council meeting tonight? I don't see any mention of the location.
You can find the information for the hearing online here: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/council/pdf/agenda/col/current_agenda.pdf Location & Time: 7:00 PUBLIC HEARING - FY13 Capital Budget and FY13-18 Capital Improvements Program Council Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850 (3rd floor Council Hearing Room)