Lessie Henderson

  • signed transportation 2017-01-08 17:20:19 -0500

    No To Bus Cuts! Yes To Funding!

    32 signatures
    There are several WMATA bus routes that are on the chopping block and the majority of the routes operate in the county:

    B30: BWI Airport-Greenbelt Metro Station

    P17, P19: Ft. Washington-Farragut Square
    P18: Ft. Washington-Southern Ave. Metro Station
    W13: Friendly/Ft. Washington-Farragut Square
    W14: Friendly/Ft. Washington-Southern Ave. Metro Station
    W19: Indian Head-Southern Ave. Metro Station

    Many of the proposed cuts are in the Ft. Washington/MGM area and with major traffic and commercial and residential growth in the area, it is critical not to slash the routes as they serve as an alternative to driving. Many riders of these routes park and ride reducing vehicles in a heavy traffic area. Bus service is already slim to none in these areas, so the elimination of these routes will leave a major void in an area that needs to keep and eventually increase bus service; not eliminate it.
    Also on the chopping block is route B30; which serves between the Greenbelt Metro Station and BWI Airport seven days a week. Many depend on this service not only for flights but to work at the airport and to connect to local MTA routes. This route also should remain as an alternative to the MARC service in case of rail issues and for those closer to the B30 route. Eliminating this service would lead to a major loss that serves as a connector for many. This route must be treated as a regional route instead of a local route. 
    Although the routes may not be in your area, this is a county wide issue as many use these services to travel throughout the county. At a time where the goals are economic development and improved connectivity are top priorities, this is a time to continue to move forward, not backward.

     

     

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  • signed up on No Trump in MD 2016-03-13 08:27:38 -0400

    No Trump in MD

    On March 11th in Chicago, the people of that city made a clear statement that they would not allow the rhetoric of hatred and bigotry espoused by the Trump campaign to go unanswered. Thousands of people came together to successfully shut down Trump's scheduled rally in their city. If there were similar efforts in every area where he attempted to hold one of his large rallies we could shut down more of his events. Trump's rallies are a key to his campaign. He has no access to voter data or ability to organize volunteers and voters without them. If we shut them down, then we can make progress to shutting his campaign down.

    Progressive Maryland is therefore calling to the people of our state to help ensure that Trump never stands behind a podium in our state during this election cycle. If there is a Trump rally scheduled in Maryland, or even a nearby jurisdiction, we are calling for people to peacefully protest and disrupt the event in such a way that it is impossible for it to move forward. We hope that our allies and in other states will follow with a similar call to the people of their states, so that Trump's rallies are effectively shut down, and his primary mechanism of organizing is permanently disrupted.

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