Thursday, April 14, 2016

Berliner: "colleagues and I will do right by Tobytown and provide them with more bus service"

Tobytown resident James Martin testified at the Council’s April 6th budget hearing about the need for Ride On bus service to his community in Potomac.
According to Martin, it is about a 45-minute walk to the nearest bus stop on Travilah Road.
“It’s a pretty dangerous walk,” he said, noting there is no sidewalk and the shoulder along the roadway is small. Martin told the Council that a lot of people in his community don’t have a car.
“We would like access for Ride On to come out so we can be able to get out of Tobytown and get jobs; our kids can go to after school programs, and medical appointments and quality leisure activities,” Martin said.
He is asking for a bus stop at River Road and Travilah Road, and noted how nice it would be to have a ride to the C & O Canal. He stressed how important it is to have work/life balance.
“Tobytown needs a ride to get out to the world and that brings the C & O Canal closer to the Ride On stop,” Martin said, and his testimony was followed by applause from the crowd in the room.

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