Transportation Policy Academy 2013 - DC - Part 1: Transportation-Focused Tour Hosted by Maryland Department of Transportation
The CSG Transportation Policy Academy in Washington, D.C. got underway October 28 with a transportation-focused bus tour hosted by the Maryland Department of Transportation. The tour included a stop at the future site of the Takoma Park/Langley Transit Center (now the site of a Taco Bell) and a briefing on plans for the Purple Line light-rail project, an innovative transit public-private partnership. The tour also stopped at Mid-Pike Plaza in the White Flint area of Montgomery County, where a mixed-use, transit-oriented development is under construction. Attendees also traversed the length of MD200, the Intercounty Connector as MDOT officials discussed the financing and operation of the two-year old toll road that connects Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Below is a compendium of presentations and handouts from the tour as well as additional reading on some of the topics discussed.
CSG Transportation Policy Academy
October 28-30, 2013 - Washington, DC
Transportation-Focused Bus Tour Hosted by Maryland Department of Transportation
At left: Developer Evan Goldman of Federal Realty Investment Trust briefs legislators. At right: transit-oriented development under construction in Montgomery County, MD.
Presentations & Resources
- Takoma Langley Transit Center & Purple Line Project Briefing by Michael Madden, Maryland Transit Administration Project Manager
- Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project Public-Private Partnership (P3) Briefing by Jodie Misiak, Assistant Director for Innovative Finance, Maryland Department of Transportation
- Transit-Oriented Development Briefing by Andrew Scott, Director of Office of Real Estate, Maryland Department of Transportation
- Intercounty Connector Briefing Talking Points by Bruce Gartner, Asst. Secretary for Transportation Policy & Freight, Maryland Department of Transportation
- "Federal Budget Uncertainty May Shortchange Maryland's Purple Line," Martin DiCaro, WAMU, October 29, 2013 (via Transportation Nation)
- "The Road Less Traveled" (Intercounty Connector), Eugene L. Meyer, Bethesda magazine, September-October, 2013
- "Maryland's Intercounty Connector MD 200 has solid 40k ADT traffic, $40m/year tolls after two years operation," Tollroads News, October 24, 2013
- "Purple Line: Public-private transit partnership would be one of the broadest in U.S.," Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post, October 12, 2013
- "Purple Line 'good candidate' for private investment, top transit official says," Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post, July 3, 2013
Above: Jodie Misiak of MDOT briefs legislators on the bus; Maryland's Intercounty Connector; legislators visit transit-oriented development in Maryland.