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This week, speak out on bus improvements in Montgomery County, learn about bus improvements in DC and Prince George’s County, and take a tour of Tenleytown, and more at events around the region.

Time to support BRT: On Thursday, Montgomery County holds its second public hearing on its proposed 82-mile proposed Bus Rapid Transit system. The hearing will be at 7:30 at the Council Hearing Room at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.

Join the Coalition for Smarter Growth and other transit advocates to show your support for the plan by attending the hearing. For more details, visit the CSG website.

More Metrobus improvements: WMATA is holding an open house in Hyattsville about their study to improve bus service on Route 1 in Northeast DC and Prince George’s County, including the 80-series buses and routes G8 and T18. You can come at any time and tell WMATA how you think bus service can be made faster and more reliable. The meeting runs from 6 to 7:30pm at Hyattsville City Hall, 4310 Gallatin Street.

Walking from the Top: Come join the Coalition for Smarter Growth and Ward3Vision on a walking tour this Saturday of Tenleytown’s commercial district to learn about its past, present, and future. The walking tour will include a discussion of the growth of Tenleytown and visits to sites where development has occurred as well as areas that are prime for future development. The discussion will also focus on your ideas on how to improve the streetscape and walkability in the coming years.

The tour kicks off at the eastern entrance of the Tenleytown Metro station at 10am on Saturday. To RSVP, click this link.

Exciting events next week: Visit our calendar to see all of the exciting events coming up next week, including the kickoff for designing Franklin Park, the Smart Growth Social, an educational event about Rapid Transit on Rockville Pike, and many more!

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Adam Lind moved to the Ballston area of Arlington after earning his Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech in 2012.  He currently works on bicycle and pedestrian projects for Fairfax County DOT. He is an active cyclist and transit rider and interested in improving sustainability though transportation.