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Capital Area REALTORS® Work for Improved Transit Options

By HOM Editorial Team
April 2015

With easy access to public transit becoming an increasingly important feature for homebuyers in urban areas, the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR) is working with state and local officials, developers and business leaders to make a rapid transit system a reality in Montgomery County, Md.

Montgomery County, located just outside of Washington, D.C., has a growing population and workforce and getting around the area by automobile can be a challenge. According to Peg Mancuso, 2016 GCAAR president, one of the greatest benefits of a rapid transit system is that it would enable members of the local community to access affordable housing and more job opportunities.

Since 2011 GCAAR has been working on a number of fronts to make the rapid transit system a reality for the metropolitan area. GCAAR has been working with the legislature and transit planners to address a variety of issues, ranging from zoning to funding. It has also been working in the community and with local leaders to ensure that community members have a voice in addressing the transit system’s impact on community needs.

The GCAAR is currently advocating for a transit system that would utilize energy-efficient, bus-like vehicles operated in dedicated lanes.

Rapid transit has gone from an amenity to a necessity in many areas. Thanks to the efforts of GCAAR and others groups, Montgomery County may soon be reaping the benefits of public transportation.

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