Allocated funding includes:
$30 million for the County’s landmark Bus Rapid Transit system, ensuring a total of $61 million from the State to aid the County in accelerated growth of this project.
$11 million for the County’s new Restoration Center, bringing total State investment to $17 million.
$6.8 million for the County Zero Emissions Bus Program.
$6 million for the Bethesda Metro South Entrance for a total of $12 million.
$6 million for two new bike trails for a total of $7.5 million.
Increased funding for the White Flint/North Bethesda Metro Station North entrance, bringing the total preauthorized amount to $4.5 million for planning and design.
An additional $2.6 million for parks, bringing the total for all parks, recreation and land preservation in the County to $33 million.
Increased funding for the new Catherine and Isiah Leggett Math and Science Building at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.
“These projects are critical components of our economic development strategies and will support the County’s future growth, sustainability efforts, community equity and educational opportunities,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “Most importantly, each of the projects will help to enhance the quality of life in Montgomery County for all our residents and businesses. We appreciate the hard work of the entire Montgomery County House Delegation during this year’s General Assembly Session. We are grateful to Marc Korman, House Delegation Chair and Chair of the House Appropriations Transportation and Environment Subcommittee, and to House Majority Leader Eric Luedtke for working with our House Delegation to ensure the County’s needs were met.”