Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Officials to seek funding for long-delayed bike route - Business Gazette

Metropolitan Branch Trail would connect downtown Silver Spring with downtown Washington, D.C.

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Monday, June 29, 2009

County officials will push for capital funding in next year's budget to continue a long-delayed bike trail that would run from downtown Silver Spring to downtown Washington, D.C., but residents say the county's efforts are overdue.

After preliminary designs for the Metropolitan Branch Trail, also known as the Georgetown Branch Trail, were completed three years ago, transportation officials said the project halted because it would be affected by the different proposed alignments for the Purple Line, a planned rapid-transit route between New Carrollton and Bethesda.


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