Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hundreds attend meeting to oppose bus depot in Maryland

A standing room only crowd of hundreds came out Wednesday night to voice opposition to a plan that would put a bus depot near Montgomery College in Rockville.
The school system plan calls for 100 school buses to be kept in a parking lot at the southwest corner of Rt. 355 and Mannakee Street. The lot sits very close to a townhome community on Ivy League Lane.
"My son's bedroom window is 120 feet from the curb edge of this bus lot debacle," said Eric Ledbetter, a Rockville parent who helped organize a protest before the meeting. "I'm worried about my son's health. He's slept with his window open his entire life."
The county council has told Montgomery County Public Schools that, by January, it needs to remove the 430 buses it keeps at a depot near the Shady Grove Metro Station.
The council wants the buses out of the way so a new development can be built on the property, which is at the southeast corner of Shady Grove Road and Crabbs Branch Way.

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