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Southern Maryland Transportation Forum

Join us on Wednesday, August 29th in Leonardtown to hear about the challenges and opportunities for transit, share your vision on what a climate-friendly, safe, equitable, and reliable transportation system will look like, and set up an action plan!

This event is sponsored by the Southern Maryland Sierra Club and the St. Mary's Department of Public Works & Transportation and Environment.

Wed, Aug 29, 2018  
6:30 PM  - 8:30 PM

Chesapeake Building Commissioner Meeting Room
St. Mary's County Government
41770 Baldridge Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650

GUEST SPEAKERS: 

  • John Deatrick- Department of Public Works & Transportation St Mary's
  • Sabrina Hecht- NAS PAX Transportation representative 
  • Frank Allen- Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust President and County Council BIAC rep

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Website: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000002B0XTQA0

Do you want to limit the dangerous pollution that spews out of the tailpipes of the cars we drive? Transportation is now the #1 source of climate-disrupting pollution that exacerbates warm weather, asthma attacks, and missed school days.

Are you sick of sitting in backed up traffic for hours each week instead of spending time with the people you care about? Commuting times in Southern Maryland are among the highest in the nation.

Do you need more access access to public transportation, safe walking and biking paths? Only 1 percent of Southern Marylanders use public transportation for work and 3 percent travel by walking, biking, and other means.

It's clear we need a 21st century transportation system that incentivizes moving people over moving cars.  We must demand bold innovation in technology, planning, and policy to ensure we develop clean, modern, and equitable transportation systems for our state.

That’s why we are holding the third in a series of community forums on transportation to amplify conversations on the type of clean transportation options we need in Southern MD, statewide, and across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region.

The event will feature a presentation on our vision for a revenue generating regional transportation system and local community transportation needs. Our panel will include government stakeholders and organizational partners. During the second hour, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists, make public comments on existing transportation issues and hear and engage in an active discussion on a cleaner transportation future for the Southern Maryland region!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Start Date & Time: 29 Aug 2018 at 18:30
End Date & Time: 29 Aug 2018 at 20:30


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