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Council Lists Transportation Priorities In Montgomery County

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The list for state funding is topped by the Purple Line and the Corridor Cities Transitway -- two projects the council wants to see built as light rail.

But the agreeing ends there.

Some, like council Vice President Roger Berliner, want funds for a rapid bus system that would run throughout the county along some of its major roads.

"Bus rapid transit represents our county's great leap forward. It will be what transforms our community, and what we believe will be at the very core of a transit-oriented Montgomery County," he says.

But others believe a higher priority must be given to the needed road improvements once Bethesda Naval Center is expanded as part of military base realignment.

Getting state funds for any of the projects is another matter, as it appears right now there is little to give.

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