Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I have a new video for you this morning on the Robert Dyer Channel at It is a new episode of the ongoing Westbard series, featuring Ride On bus #23.

Bus 23 travels from Sibley Hospital to the Friendship Heights Metro station via Sangamore Road, Massachusetts Avenue, and yes, Westbard. It is an easy way to access Metrorail from those areas.

But did you know that the neighborhoods along the southern part of River Road (outside the D.C. line) have no bus to downtown Bethesda?

I've been talking about this since I was running for office in 2006. In fact, I've spoken directly to several elected officials, including Ike Leggett, about the need for an express bus to downtown Bethesda to serve Kenwood and Springfield. Of course one could go to Friendship Heights and take the Red Line to Bethesda Metro Center. But why demand citizens take the extra time and expense if Big Government is supposedly encouraging us to use mass transit?

It is hypocrisy of the highest order, and I thought I would take the occasion of this new Ride On video to update you on this situation: There has been no progress whatsoever.

We'll only have a modern transportation system - and gridlock-free roads for the majority of residents who use automobiles - when we elect the right people in 2010.

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