Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters on Sept. 21st and discussed a variety of topics including Bus Rapid Transit, a recent meeting with faith leaders and the continued need for affordable housing, the pesticide bill, the potential government shutdown, the Pope's visit to Washington, D.C. and more.
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Montgomery Council President Leventhal’s Remarks on Rapid Transit
Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal, speaking in Rockville about Rapid Transit at the Rapid Table Roundtable sponsored by the White Flint Partnership, said, “I believe BRT offers great promise, but we must take a step-by-step approach to new projects or risk losing the already tenuous public support for transit.”
Council President Leventhal went on to say, “Fundamentally, we must restore the public's confidence that we have a government that works. I am optimistic that we can get there, but we must lead with results that improve our constituent's day to day lives, not with talk of tax increases from which the public does not perceive a benefit.” Read more...