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County Council’s Opposition to New Potomac Crossing Shows a Lack of Understanding of the Needs of Up

With Tuesday’s unanimous vote to oppose the very idea of considering a new study of a second Potomac River bridge, the Montgomery County Council once again showed a continued lack of concern for the 250,000 plus people that live in the UpCounty.

In the last three months, this Council has undermined the economic progress of the UpCounty. In April the Council attempted to remove M-83 from the master plan and yesterday it has put its hands over its collective ears and told the Transportation Planning Board of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments that the very idea wasn’t worth the Council’s time. Essentially, the Council said, considering a new bridge doesn’t meet with their limited view of what is best for the County.