Land Use and Transportation

Who We Are

The Land Use and Transportation Committee has a rich history of studies and public policy positions that support comprehensive long-range planning for Montgomery County and the Washington Metropolitan area that concern growth management, zoning, historic preservation, green infrastructure, and all forms of transportation.

What We Do

We closely monitor the construction progress of the Purple Line and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Route 29 and have strongly advocated for both.  We continue our support for future growth of BRT on other roads in the county as well.  

What We’re Keeping an Eye On

A large focus this year is on the possible expansion of I-495 and I-270. LWVMC and LWVMD have advocated against this expansion for environmental and traffic management reasons. Other possible transit solutions to congestion should be considered. Unfortunately, pedestrian and bicycle safety have been two other issues that have drawn our increasing attention with the multiple collisions and deaths on our roads.  

What You Can Do

New committee members are always welcome.

Contact:  Bee Ditzler, for meeting place and time.