MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
This page has chronological updates about the BRAC process, as discussed at community meetings.
Overview of BRAC at Bethesda Naval Hospital:
- Map of impacted communities and intersections near Bethesda Naval Hospital (pdf)
- Walter Reed-Bethesda: Naval Support Activityy-Bethesda Home Page
Go to the Response Page for updates on proposed road, transit and infrastructure improvements to address BRAC impacts, and the Studies & Reports Page for detailed histories of these projects.
The Walter Reed BRAC Integration Committee ("BIC") generally meets QUARTERLY. The next BIC meeting is scheduled for TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m. (NOTE This is the 4th Tuesday of the month, rather than the usual 3rd Tuesday.) WEATHER POLICY: If County schools or public facilities are closed due to weather, then a BIC Meeting scheduled for that evening will be cancelled.
Agenda for the April 22, 2014 BIC meeting TBD but will include updates from the County's BRAC Coordinator, the State Highway Administration, and other government and community stakeholders.
- Summaries of BRAC Integration Committee Meetings
2014 Committee Meetings:
April 22, 2014 meeting summary (coming)
- Summary of BRAC Transportation Projects and Commuting Options
3-5-14 Washington Post: The last casualties: As a long war ends, risks still prove real
- 3-5-14 Washington Post: A wounded warrior’s drive: Lance Cpl. Paul Shupert’s story
- 3-5-14 Washington Post: Montgomery County leaders support keeping Walter Reed patients’ kids at Bethesda school
- 2-26-14 WTOP 103.5 FM (Associated Press): Walter Reed to join Navy's anti-terrorism drill
- 3-2-14 Washington Post magazine: Johns Hopkins vs. MoCo farm: Whose wishes should prevail?
- 2-27-14 Washington Post: Fort Belvoir thinks outside the gates for better relations with neighbors (especially drivers)
- 2-26-14 Federal News Radio 1500 AM: DoD ties another round of BRAC to sizable civilian personnel cuts
February 18, 2014 meeting summary (incudes Current Transportation Project Updates) (6 pp)
- Transportation Project Updates as of 1-21-14
- Summary of BRAC Transportation Projects and Commuting Options
1-13-14 Gazette.Net: Montgomery County moves forward on tunnel under Rockville Pike near Walter Reed in Bethesda -- Project also includes elevators to take commuters 120 feet down to Metro
- 1-10-14 Bethesdda Now: Pedestrian Tunnel Crossing Renderings
- 12-18-13 Bethesda Now: Pedestrian Tunnel Crossing Heading To Public Hearing
- County Planning Board Agenda for January 9
- 12-30-13 Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation: Planning Commission Public Hearing tentatively scheduled for January 9: proposed construction of new Metro station entrance at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
- 12-27-13 Bethesda Now: Planners Give Approval To Pedestrian Tunnel Crossing
- 1-23-14 Bethesda Now: UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck In Front Of Walter Reed
- 1-16-14 Washington Post: Maryland road projects to watch in 2014 -- Route 355 at Cedar Lane
- 10-2-13 Gazette.Net: State to chop down 90 mature trees to widen Jones Bridge Road -- Part of BRAC project; planning board objects
11-7-13 Walter Reed NMMC Journal: Commander's Column -- Updated information related to the many ongoing construction projects aboard Naval Support Activity Bethesda
- 12-12-13 Walter Reed NMMC Journal: Parking Changes Continue Onboard NSAB
- 10-24-13 Walter Reed NMMC Journal: NSAB Parking Changes Make Way for New Construction
- 11-21-13 Walter Reed NMMC Journal: Base Parking Changes: The Navy Exchange parking garage will turn over to retail only Nov. 30. A new parking garage will open on Nov. 29 and be open for several colors of parking passes. More information to follow.
- 11-26-13 Bethesda Now: Military Wants Walter Reed Kids Back At Bethesda Elementary
- 2-6-14 Walter Reed NMMC Journal: Keep Calm and Carry on During Preparedness Drill Base, Tenants Prep for Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield, February 17-28
- 12-13-13 Gazette.Net: Montgomery County economic official disputes state job figures for top employers -- Walter Reed, FDA did not lose 3,000 jobs, Silverman says; Others say figures aren’t accurate
- 12-19-13 Walter Reed NMMC Journal: WRNMMC Receives Level II Trauma Center Verification
- 2-5-14 Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation: The Executive’s Capital budget recommends a balance of road, mass transit and pedestrian-bikeway projects while maintaining core transportation infrastructure -- FY 2015 Capital Budget and FY 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Program (CIP)
- 9-27-13 Montgomery County Government: Leggett Announces Availability of First Montgomery County Bikeshare Stations; Program is First Bikeshare in Maryland
- 10-13-13 Washington Post: Purple Line: Public-private transit partnership would be one of the broadest in U.S.
11-27-13 Washington Post: Montgomery County Council approves transportation plan
- 11-26-13 Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation: Council approves Master Plan for Bus Rapid Transit System
- 12-14-13 Washington Post: Why Montgomery County is getting on board the bus-rapid-transit bandwagon -- Commentary by Roger Berliner, chair of the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation Committee, and Francoise Carrier, chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board
- 12-1-13 Washington Post: Montgomery’s bus rapid transit looks like a feel-good plan rather than a realistic blueprint -- Commentary by Robert McCartney
- 10-4-13 Bethesda Now: MoCo Budgeting For Rockville Pike BRT Conceptual Plan
- 11-1-13 Bethesda Now: BRT Worksession Reveals Fundamental Differences On 355 Corridor
- 11-12-13 Washington Post: Montgomery taking a hard look at bus rapid transit
10-14-13 Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation: Bethesda Avenue-Woodmont Avenue project (parking lot #31) update: Concrete operations continue
- 11-5-13 Bethesda Now: Planners Start Bethesda’s ’20-Year Checkup’
- 2-5-14 Gazette.Net: Bethesda’s downtown development plan gets new look -- Planners, community working on new 20-year vision
- 2-16-14 Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation: MSHA Public Meeting: final design concepts for a MD 355/Wisconsin Avenue sidewalk replacement project between Grafton Street and Bradley Lane in Chevy Chase
- 9-27-13 Bethesda Now: Serving Together Launches Campaign To Connect Local Veterans
9-26-13 Walter Reed NMMC Journal: Clark Assumes Command of WRNMMC
- 10-10-13 Walter Reed NMMC Journal: Clark Says Core Values, Loyalty ‘to Those We Are Privileged to Serve’ Drive Mission
- 11-7-13 Walter Reed NMMC Journal: Warrior Care Month inTransition Assists Troops in Continuum of Mental Health Care
- 9-30-13 New York Times: (VIDEO) Retro Report: And This Was Called Care? The Walter Reed Story -- The Battle for Recovery: In 2007, the scandalous treatment of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center shocked the nation. Today, after major reforms, what’s changed for America’s injured soldiers?
- 10-1-13 Military Times: New Defense Health Agency opens for business
- 10-7-13 Gazette.Net: Thousands remain out of work as government shutdown continues -- Walter Reed employees return to work; Navy scrubs birthday concert
- 1-23-14 Washington Business Journal: Bethesda Intelligence campus design made less conspicuous
- 9-26-13 Forest Glen Annex, U.S. Army Fort Detrick: Draft Final Engineering Evaluation / Cost Analysis (EE/CA) For Non-time Critical Removal Action Control of Exposure to Near-Surface Waste (103 pp)
- 11-5-13 Washington Post: Capital Business -- Team led by Hines Interests named master developer of 67-acre Walter Reed campus
- 12-19-13 WJLA/ABC7 TV: (VIDEO) Naval Surface Warfare Center unveils new wave testing basin
- 10-10-13 Washington Post: Capital Business -- Fort Meade transforming from Army base to cyber city
- 1-5-14 WTOP 103.5 FM: Improvements coming to Route 1 near Ft. Belvoir
- 11-30-13 Federal News Radio 1500 AM: Fed Access: A BRAC update and more -- This week on "Fed Access", host Derrick Dortch gets a BRAC update from Dr. Andrea Morris, BRAC Coordinator and Community Resilience director for Arlington County Virginia. Dr. Morris will discuss how base closure and realignment has impacted the county's economy, and what officials have learned from the process.
- 2-21-14 Gazette.Net: Bill would form commission to deal with declining military budgets -- Maryland ranks fourth in defense spending