Montgomery County Gets $40M For Walter Reed Transportation Improvements | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Montgomery County Gets $40M For Walter Reed Transportation Improvements

Play associated audio

Montgomery County has been awarded $40 million in grants for transportation projects at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, the Associated Press reports.

The grants will help Walter Reed deal with increased traffic caused by base realignment, Department of Defense officials say. The realignment has increased personnel at the medical complex by almost one-third and doubled the medical center's visitor load. 

The money will be used on projects including a bicycle and pedestrian path under Maryland Route 355 that will connect the medical center and the Medical Center/NIH Metro station. Three high-speed elevators are also planned to connect the street level of the medical center to the Metrorail mezzanine level 120 feet below.

NPR

How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker ... and collecting rejection slips.
NPR

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
NPR

Will We See Veto Battles On Capitol Hill?

With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the National Journal's Fawn Johnson.
NPR

3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.