Monday, January 25, 2016
S'no bus service to Westbard again shows lack of infrastructure for growth
Ride On, which operates the Route 23 and Route 29 buses to Friendship Heights that serve the two corridors within the sector plan area, isn't running today. And WMATA has termed the River Road corridor non-essential. The T2, a major connector bus route linking Friendship Heights and Rockville, isn't among the few Metrobus lines operating today in the region.
If you want to get to work or anyplace else today from Kenwood, Burning Tree or Potomac Village, just to name a few, you have to drive or stay home. You have zero transit options.
What will Montgomery County do to address this, should the County Council approve 3000 new housing units for the two-city-block area known as "Westbard"? Force WMATA, over which it has no control whatsoever, to run the T2 on a day like this? Or put thousands of cars on the road not only every day, but during poor driving conditions such as we have out there this morning?